After adding support for finding CBS television shows last month, owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV can now use tvOS’s universal search feature to find video content from NBC, like “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” using Siri or Dictation.
It’s a pretty significant addition give that NBC is the popular American broadcast television network and the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a Comcast subsidiary.
Apple’s support document contains an up-to-date list of content providers for the new Apple TV’s universal search feature. At the time of this writing, the following content providers were supported in Siri, Dictation and tvOS’s stock Search app:
- United States: Movies and TV shows in iTunes, CBS, Disney Channel, Disney Jr, Disney XD, FOXNOW, FXNOW, HBO GO, HBO NOW, Hulu, Nat Geo TV, NBC, Netflix, PBS, PBS Kids, SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME Anytime, Starz, Watch ABC
- Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and United Kingdom: Movies and TV shows in iTunes, Netflix
- Other countries and regions: Movies in iTunes
In order for NBC content to show up in search results, you must install their native tvOS application: simply open the App Store on your Apple TV and search for ‘NBC’.
Screenshot via MacRumors.