Apple Adds Yahoo! and PBS Apps to Apple TV [Update]

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Apple TVApple has signed Yahoo! and PBS up for app spots on the company's Apple TV. The apps join content from Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Vevo, Sky News, Smithsonian, and other media companies.

In the Apple TV 6.0.2 software update, which is available now, Apple added an app called Yahoo! Screen, which offers comedy-oriented content, including The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Saturday Night Live, in addition to Yahoo! original content, music videos, content from The Onion, and more.

New Apps

The New PBS app is in the second row, while Yahoo! Screen is in the 4th

The PBS Video app offers that network's content, including Nova, Frontline, and Antiques Roadshow. According to AllThingsD, PBS's breakout smash hit, Downtown Abbey, will only be available in previous seasons when PBS airs seasons 1, 2, and 3 in December because Amazon signed an exclusive deal for streaming rights for the show.

Apple has been adding content at a brisk clip to its current Apple TV, even while rumors swirl saying that Apple is putting plans for an expanded TV product on hold. These additions could the product of Apple pushing out content agreements with willing partners during that hold.

[Update: This article was updated with the screenshot above. - Editor]

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FlipFriddle

Finally: possibly a channel I DON’T need to have a cable subscription to use. This should be good. I’ll update tonight.

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