New Apple TV update brings Yahoo Screen app, PBS, and more

by Dan on November 20, 2013


You may notice a few more icons on your Apple TV than you did before since Apple just deployed an update to the Apple TV to add a ton of new content.

You may not have heard of Yahoo Screen iOS app but it is a TV remote-like experience which allows browsing content from Yahoo and sending it your Apple TV via AirPlay. That’s not longer necessary since the Yahoo Screen is now available directly on the Apple TV.


The App functions very much like its iOS counterpart allowing users to browse Yahoo’s content catalogs of news, sports, food, and entertainment and stream it instantly to the Apple TV.

Yahoo Screen on Apple TV helps you quickly find all the great video Yahoo has to offer — Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, live news and events, music and original Yahoo programs — so you can enjoy on your big screen.

You will also find content from The Onion, Vogue, Wired, ABC News, Martha Stewart, GQ, and more.

Apple TV skin - retro

In addition, you’ll notice a new PBS channel has been delivered to the Apple TV. Whilst it doesn’t require users to have a TV subscription, the app does require users to sign in using Google+, Facebook, or the app’s registration in order to access PBS content. You won’t find live broadcasts, but the shows get added shortly after they have aired.

Apple has been busy updating the content offered by Apple TV over the last few months, and it looks set to only increase following the latest beta firmware being released to developers with relatively little disclosure of new features.

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Source 9to5Mac
  • TomiGonzo

    it comes on the latest iOS version? (mine has 5.0.2 for JB;)

  • Joe

    Updated software no new apps ???

  • jmo mls

    *Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart The Onion, Vogue, Wired, ABC News, Martha Stewart, GQ*
    Snark and fluff. Hurrah.

  • Barusch Benitez

    Are they available outside US? Or still no joy for worlwide users?

  • Question

    So on 5.0.2 you got this latest update? For me pbs and yahoo never appeared and wondering if that is because I am jailbroken on older firmware??

  • Question

    BUMP anyone know ????

  • Dennis Neill

    I’m not jailbroken in the UK. Updated and no Yahoo

  • Paul Camphorst

    Apple TV is mainly a product that can only be used in the US. Apart from AirPlay, playing music and videos it is basically a useless device outside the US…

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