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Apple TV Updates With Two New TV Channels

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Apple just made the Apple TV a bit more powerful. The company on Tuesday quietly updated its streaming media box with two new channels, including one that will make finance buffs particularly happy. Now, anyone with an Apple TV can access Fox Now and CNBC. The former provides on-demand content while the latter allows you to stream live TV.

There’s a caveat, however, as there is with some other content on the Apple TV. You’ll need to have a cable TV subscription in order to access the media offered by both applications. You’ll be able to sign in using a web browser by entering a short activation code provided by the Apple TV, and then choosing your cable provider.

Fox Now provides plenty of content, ranging from episodes of American Idol and Brooklyn Nine-Nine to Family Guy, Glee and The Simpsons. CNBC, meanwhile, provides clips of news and the option to stream live content — again, after you enter in your activation code and log-in to your cable provider. Both apps should already be present on your Apple TV set now.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...