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Live Sports Integration Reportedly Coming To Apple's TV App Next Month

Connected Theater
November 17, 2017

Apple’s TV app is set to take a big step forward early next month. According to a new report from 9to5Mac, live sports integration is likely to arrive in Apple’s TV app early next month.

Here’s more from the report:

Word that live sports integration is coming next month comes to us from a source that 9to5Mac has verified is from a major sports network. According to the source, live sports integration should arrive in the TV app as part of iOS 11.2 on or around December 4th. Live sports integration will also work with the TV app on Apple TV and should arrive as part of tvOS 11.2 based on this information.

Live sports integration works with live games broadcasted from ESPN with live scores and game time remaining displayed across multiple live games on a single interface. Scores will optionally be hidden according to Apple’s demo in September. As part of live sports integration, the TV app will also be able to send alerts for close games so you can switch to those as they happen.

The report also noted that the TV app will also be receiving a new Sports tab with the update as well.

Along with tvOS 11.2, iOS 11.2 is also in beta testing, but the upgraded TV app has yet to arrive.