The Apple TV is great for streaming TV programs and movies, and there are even a number of news networks that have their own app for the set top box. If you prefer to get your news from a variety of sources, though, you’ll need Haystack TV on your device. Haystack TV aggregates the news for you, and lets you personalize your newscast.
Haystack TV has been available on iOS for some time now, and even comes with an Apple Watch companion app. The app’s user data has consistently shown, though, that viewers stay engaged with the news longer when they watch it on their television set. That’s why, in addition to supporting AirPlay, the app has come to the Apple TV.
When you launch the app on your Apple TV, your “headlines” channel starts playing continuously. This is a video lineup that is tailored based on your interests. You can personalize this by setting different topics and sources as favorites, giving you your own custom video newsfeed. While watching your feed, you can still browse other news channels without interrupting the playlist.
Haystack TV has a lean, simple interface that is easy to use. A wide variety of news sources are available, including ABC News, CNN, and c|net. You can even enjoy clips from late night shows, sports updates, and movie trailers. If you are a news junkie, Haystack TV might be the perfect app to get your fix.