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Apps That Support Apple TV Universal Search

List of Apps That Support Apple TV Universal Search Continues to Grow

Apple Music, others join the service
Apple TV
December 14, 2016

The list of apps that support Apple TV universal search continues to grow. Recently, Apple Music and at least 10 other apps joined the service, according to iDownloadBlog.

Similar to Spotlight search on iPhone and iPad, universal search on Apple TV allows users to search for content by title, genre, actor, and more across multiple apps and services using text input or Siri voice search.

Fourth-generation Apple TV owners in the United States can now use the feature with the following new apps:

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

First introduced in October 2015, universal search initially supported iTunes, HBO GoHBO NowHuluNetflixShowtime, and Showtime Anytime. Since then, the feature has been steadily expanded to support more apps and services. In October, the CW app became the newest service to support the feature.

To date, universal search is limited both in its scope and the countries where it’s available. These countries include the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K.

Outside the U.S., supported features include:

  • Australia: Movies and TV Shows in iTunes, ABC iview, Hopster, MUBI, Netflix, Plus7, and Stan.
  • Canada and the United Kingdom: Movies and TV shows in iTunes, Hopster, MUBI and Netflix
  • 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

It’s been a busy month on the Apple TV front. Just a few days ago, single sign-on finally launched on both tvOS and iOS. A few days later, Apple’s new TV app arrived.

You can see the entire list of apps that support Apple TV universal search via Apple’s website.