Siri on the new Apple TV is getting even smarter. As first spotted by MacRumors, Apple is now promoting a new Live Tune-In feature.
Apple is promoting the feature on the What's New screen.
With the Siri Remote, users can request to start watching a live channel in one of the supported apps. A number of different apps are supported, including ESPN and CBS. You can try saying commands like “Watch CBS” or “Watch ESPN live.”
If you don’t have those apps installed, Siri will prompt you to install them.
To access live content on the Apple TV, you’ll usually need to first authenticate with your cable credentials or pay a subscription fee.
Apple is promoting the feature in both tvOS 9.2 and the latest beta version of the software – tvOS 9.2.1.
Continuing to get better
Since officially arriving in October, Apple has continued to make improvements to the overall Apple TV experience. In the tvOS App Store, Apple has added a number of top charts and new categories. Starting in February, developers can add preview videos to their apps on the store.
The universal search and Siri support has also been improved with the recent addition of content from Starz, Fox, National Geographic, Watch ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Jr, and Disney XD.
And tvOS 9.2 also sports a number of other new features. Along with dictation support using Siri, the new software will bring Bluetooth keyboard support, true app folders, and more.