Apple TV universal search expands to Apple Music and nine other apps

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Following last week’s additions of AMC and The Hallmark Channel to the list of apps which work with tvOS’s universal search, as many as ten additional apps have now gained support for this feature, including Apple Music. Apple’s list of universal search providers was updated at pos time to reflect this. With universal search, 4th generation Apple TV owners can use their voice to search movies and TV shows across all supported apps.

Here’s a list of apps that just gained support for universal search:

  • Apple Music
  • Animal Planet GO
  • Crunchyroll
  • CuriosityStream
  • Investigation Discovery GO
  • Science Channel GO
  • TBS
  • TLC GO
  • TNT
  • Tribeca Shortlist

Note: universal search in the aforesaid apps works only in the United States.

It’s especially nice that you can now use universal search to simply ask Siri to find music videos and documentaries on Apple Music.

Including today’s additions, the following third-party content providers are currently supported by tvOS’s universal search on the fourth-generation Apple TV:

  • United States: Movies and TV shows in iTunes, A&E, ABC, AMC,  Animal Planet GO, Apple Music, Bravo, CBS, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Crunchyroll, CuriosityStream, CW Seed, Disney Channel, Disney Jr, Disney XD, DIY, E!, Food Network, FOXNOW, FXNOW, FYI, Hallmark Channel, HBO GO, HBO NOW, HGTV, History, Hulu, Investigation Discovery GO, Lifetime, MTV, MUBI, Nat Geo TV, NBC, Netflix, PBS, PBS Kids, Science Channel GO, SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME Anytime, Starz, Syfy, TBS, Telemundo, The CW, TLC GO, TNT, Travel Channel, Tribeca Shortlist, USA and VH1.
  • Australia: Movies and TV Shows in iTunes, ABC iview, Hopster, MUBI, Netflix, Plus7 and Stan.
  • Canada and United Kingdom: Movies and TV shows in iTunes, Hopster, MUBI and Netlix
  • France: Movies and TV shows in iTunes, Netflix
  • Germany: Movies and TV shows in iTunes, Galileo, Netflix
  • Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden: Movies in iTunes, Netflix
  • Other countries: Movies in iTunes

The current list of tvOS’s universal search providers is on Apple’s website.

In the fall, other apps gained support for tvOS’s universal search feature like Australian streaming service Stan, popular Spanish network Telemundo Now, The CW, Viacom-owned Comedy Central and music networks MTV and VH1.

Source: Apple