Apple News Launches Coverage of 2018 Winter Olympics

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For now, it's quite limited as it only supports a handful of channels for American users.

According to 9to5Mac who first noted the feature was live, you'll need iOS 11.2.5 and tvOS 11.2.5 for it to pop up on your device. It offers live feeds from a number of sources including CNN, CBS News, Fox News, Cheddar, Bloomberg, and others.

The News section in the TV application is accessible under the main "Watch Now" header.

If you tap on one of those icons, it launches the live stream in each of those apps.

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"Using apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad has become the primary way for so many of us to watch television", said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, in a statement. If you don't have the individual apps it will prompt you to download them from the App Store and once they are setup the TV app will allow for single sign-on into any of them.

TechCrunch learned Thursday that Apple has struck a deal with NBC Olympics, so it could bring live updates about the 2018 Winter Olympics to users of its iOS-powered products.

MacRumors reports that aside from the usual news updates, the new section also features a planner that people can use to figure the specific schedule of events.