While Apple fans continue to wait for a new Apple TV, the folks in Cupertino have at least been updating their $99 streaming box with new media channels. FOX and CNBC are the latest.
Unfortunately for cord-cutters, the new FOX NOW and CNBC channels will require a cable or satellite subscription to fully unlock all the content, although select clips and episodes will be available to nonsubscribers. FOX NOW features many popular shows from its network like American Idol, Glee, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Family Guy. Additionally, FOX NOW will support next day viewings of new shows for pay TV users, and full first-season episodes of older shows for everyone.
The CNBC channel supports viewing of live broadcasts for pay TV users while free users are restricted to older videos.
Apple has recently increased its efforts to add new channels to its streaming ecosystem. The company has announced future additions to the Apple TV lineup such as FX NOW and the recently announced Simpsons World featuring the complete Simpsons catalog.
Last week Apple added ABC News, PBS Kids, AOL On and Willow — bringing the total number of channels to over 40. This may be seen as Apple's attempt to play catchup with devices like the Roku, which has more than 1,000 channels.
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