We already know that Apple is preparing their own video subscription service, and it was speculated to get launched in June at the WWDC 2015. However, a recent report by Re/code suggests that the launch might be a bit delayed, thanks to Apple’s ambitions to include local programming in the streaming service.
Last month, Google announced their plans to end support for its YouTube Data API v2 used by older devices, which meant that the YouTube channel would no longer work on older Apple TVs, as only the Apple TV 3 supports the new YouTube Data API v3. Without any warning, Apple has today removed YouTube from the 1st and 2nd gen. Apple TVs.
In time for the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and upcoming Triple Crown, NBC Sports Live Extra channel is now available on Apple TV. You can now access Live Extra’s more than 3,000 live events a year, including exclusive coverage of “some of the most-watched properties and events in sports.”