“It appears Apple has made good on promises to roll out developer access to Apple TV universal search APIs, as tvOS now includes deep content links from both the PBS and PBS Kids apps,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“Universal search is a tentpole feature for the fourth-generation Apple TV, a set-top box capable of streaming movies, TV shows, music and more from a variety of apps,” Campbell reports. “Initially, universal search functionality was limited to iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Showtime and HBO.”
Campbell reports, “A month before fourth-gen Apple TV units hit store shelves, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company would open universal search APIs to third-party developers in the near future, but declined to comment on an exact time window.”
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MacDailyNews Take: This is excellent news for Apple TV users and Apple TV app developers! Universal search is a key feature of Apple TV that sets the device apart from rivals.