Apple TV universal search adds support for kids app Holster in US

Apple TV’s universal search function, which lets you use Siri to find content across supported video apps, has gained support for the kids app Holster in the United States.

Apple’s support document was updated Friday to reflect the addition. Before, it was supported by the universal search feature for users in Australia and the United Kingdom only.

Aimed at kids aged five and under and billed as the app that lets kids learn through the shows they love, Holster is available on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV with 800+ kids TV episodes, 100+ songs and nursery rhymes, curriculum-based learning games and more.

The app requires a subscription fee of $5 per month.

A 7-day free trial is available.

The following third-party content providers and apps 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, BET, Bravo, CBS, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Crunchyroll, CuriosityStream, CW Seed, Discover GO, Disney Channel, Disney Jr, Disney XD, DIY, E!, Food Network, FOXNOW, FXNOW, FYI, Hallmark Channel, HBO GO, HBO NOW, HGTV, History, Hopster, Hulu, Investigation Discovery GO, Lifetime, MTV, MUBI, Nat Geo TV, NBC, Netflix, Nick Jr, Nickelodeon, PBS, PBS Kids, Science Channel GO, SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME Anytime, Spike, 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, CuriosityStream, Hopster, MUBI, Netflix, Plus7 and Stan.
  • Canada and United Kingdom: Movies and TV shows in iTunes, CuriosityStream, Hopster, MUBI and Netlix
  • France: Movies and TV shows in iTunes, CANAL+, Netflix
  • Germany: Movies and TV shows in iTunes, Galileo, Netflix
  • Japan, Mexico, Netherlands and Spain: Movies in iTunes, Netflix
  • Norway: Movies in iTunes, MUBI, Netflix, NRK TV, TV 2 Sumo
  • Sweden: Movies in iTunes, MUBI, Netflix, SVT Play
  • Other countries: Movies in iTunes

YouTube search is supported across all regions. To search for YouTube content, simply use Siri and include the word “YouTube” in your search (i.e. “Search UFO sightings on YouTube”).

The full list of providers for tvOS’s universal search function is on Apple’s website.