Here’s the way the Unofficial Apple Weblog describes the update:
Apple announced today that HBO GO and WatchESPN are now available on the Apple TV. Eddy Cue, Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services said that “HBO GO and WatchESPN are some of the most popular iOS apps and are sure to be huge hits on Apple TV.”
The two new content providers are joined by Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello. Sky News on Apple TV will deliver 24/7 news to viewers in the US, UK and Ireland. Crunchyroll is a Japanese anime and Asian media provider, and will let subscribers view the latest HD shows one hour after airing in Japan.
Now the bad news:
Despite our HBO Nordic subscription, when I click it just shows a black screen.
Despite our ESPN America subcription via Telia, it just recognizes American cable operators.
Dear Apple, there’s a world outside the United States.
The good news:
The Sky News app works in Sweden (despite the press release claiming it only works in the US, UK, and Ireland)!
And hopefully this opens the door to more new apps on the Apple TV.