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Apple TV owners in Canada, Europe, and Australia get new channels of their own

Following the earlier rollout of CBS Sports and USA NOW in the U.S., a number channels have been added to the Apple TV in Canada, Australia, and throughout Europe.

CraveTV is now available to Bell customers on the Apple TV, giving people access to the channel's entire library. This includes programs from American channels like HBO and Showtime, with Homeland, The Wire, and more now available through CraveTV. Shows are now also available in 1080p.

The Shomi video-on-demand service is also available on the Apple TV. Currently in a limited beta, Shomi is only available to Rogers or Shaw cable subscribers for $8.99 per month. Shomi on the Apple TV gives customers access to movies and shows like Outlander, iZombie, and Transparent.

In French and German-speaking countries in Europe, Apple TV owners can now access ARTE. A free service that requires no authentication to use, ARTE focuses on culture and the arts. It is available to Apple TV users in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.

Children entertainment network Hopster is now available to users in the U.K. For £3.99 per month, you can access program like Paddington Bear, Bob the Builder, and Angelina Ballerina right on your Apple TV.

Finally, Australian Apple TV owners can now watch FOX Sports on their device. FOX Sports lets gives you access to on-demand sports content for baseball, American football, basketball, and more. The service costs $4.99 per month, and users can subscribe directly on their Apple TV through iTunes.

These channels should be for Apple TV owners in their respective countries right now.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

4 Comments
  • Crave TV is available for Telus Optik TV subscribers as well in Canada.
  • It's $4.99 a week for Fox Sports in Australia. We also got CBS Sports but haven't had a chance to play with it yet. Kids.
  • nobody wants cravetv or shomi.
  • Once again from Europe: Yawn