In recent months we have seen the content offering on Apple TV set-top box being gradually increased, and the process continued. PBS and Yahoo Screen apps have now been added to Cupertino’s set-top box, allowing customers to view content from both services. Yahoo initially launched the Yahoo Screen app for iOS devices over a month ago, it contains video from programs such as The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Saturday Night Live, original Yahoo programs, music as well as live news and events. In recent months, ESPN, Disney Channel and HBO apps have been added to the Apple TV to increase the content offering.
The PBS app will allow users to watch some of its shows, not all of them. It will require users to sign in using the PBS registration system, Facebook or Google+ and identify the PBS affiliate that broadcasts in their area. The app doesn’t offer live streaming of programs, but many programs will be available for viewing through the Apple TV apps within 24 hours of broadcast. Programs like Frontline and Downton Abbey, one of PBS’s most watched programs, will be offered. PBS says that Downton Abbey season 2 and 3, which will be aired through December as well as the new season 4 episodes that begin in January will be available for a limited time after the broadcast.