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Apple News Launches Coverage of 2018 Winter Olympics

Apple News Launches Coverage of 2018 Winter Olympics

Apple has partnered with NBC, the network that is covering the Pyeongchang, South Korea Olympics, to bring real-time news updates about the event through its Apple News app.

Coinciding with the start of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, Apple has added live news videos to its TV apps for iOS and Apple TV, as well as a dedicated PyeongChang 2018 section of its News app for iOS.

The Olympics coverage section is found within the "For You" tab of Apple News. We've asked if and how the portal will work outside of the United States - since NBC only holds the rights to coverage in that country - and we're also asking which other partners are involved. It will also include a planner for people to figure out what is showing when, and let you add events you want to watch to your calendar.

The Apple TV app now has a news section that integrates six different news streaming apps. However, Apple did say that certain clips from the different events will be available for direct viewing within the Apple News app.

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The news comes a day after Google launched its own series of Olympics coverage and features.

Apple today has further expanded its TV application on iOS and tvOS.

I have two guesses. Unless you've already downloaded a given network's app, tapping on any of the channels requires you to download the app, after which live news video will quickly begin playing.