Apple TV universal search

Apple TV now has over 50 apps included in universal search

21 Dec 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

Apple has been steadily adding partners for the universal search feature on Apple TV. Apple’s tvOS has topped 50 apps in the US plus local partners in other regions.

Apple TV universal search

Universal search is one of the more helpful features on Apple TV. It lets you find a TV show across various apps simply by asking Siri or performing a text search.

If you ask Siri to find “the latest James Bond movies” she will give you results from across all the apps that offer it, and highlight any option where it is included in one of your current subscriptions. That way you can easily find what you are looking for and identify the cheapest option. It will even include results from within apps that are not currently installed on Apple TV.

There are now over 50 apps included in universal search in the US. The more apps that are included, the more accurate search results will be.

Apple TV universal search


Universal search is not available in every region as it ties in with Siri. The feature is currently offered in the US, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Span, and Sweden.

You can see the full list of partners for your region here. Apple is slowly but surely expanded universal search to more and more regions alongside with Siri voice search.

Apple TV universal search partners

Movies and TV shows in iTunes
A&E
ABC
AMC
Animal Planet GO
Apple Music
Bravo
CBS
Comedy Central
Cooking Channel
Crunchyroll
CuriosityStream
CW Seed
Discovery GO
Disney Channel
Disney Jr
Disney X D
DIY
E!
Food Network
FOXNOW
FXNOW
FYI
Hallmark Channel
HBO GO
HBO NOW
HGTV
History
Hulu
Investigation Discovery GO
Lifetime
MTV
MUBI
Nat Geo TV
NBC
Netflix
PBS
PBS Kids
Science Channel GO
SHOWTIME
SHOWTIME Anytime
Starz
Syfy
TBS
Telemundo
The CW
TLC GO
TNT
Travel Channel
Tribeca Shortlist
USA
VH1



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