Posted Wed Dec 14, 2016 at 06:30 PM PST by Steven Cohen
Users can now search for content across even more apps at the same time.
Apple has announced an update for its Universal Search feature on the Apple TV (4th generation). With Universal Search, customers can search for movies and TV shows across multiple apps simultaneously, and now the feature supports results from even more video services. Likewise, Apple Music members can also get results for songs and albums.
Universal Search is accessible by using Siri or the Search app on the Apple TV. And when using Siri, users can look for content by title, genre, actor, and more, and even refine their search as they go.
Here's a rundown of content providers and apps currently supported through Universal Search in the US:
Movies and TV shows in iTunes
Animal Planet GO
Investigation Discovery GO
Nat Geo TV
Science Channel GO
In addition, customers can also search for YouTube content through Siri by including the word "YouTube" in their search (the Search app doesn't search YouTube).
Beyond the expanded Universal Search feature, Apple also recently added a single sign-on option for pay-TV providers on the Apple TV. With the new single sign-on feature, subscribers to supported pay-TV providers and platforms can now sign-in just once on their Apple device to enjoy immediate access to numerous apps that are part of their overarching pay-TV subscription.
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