Apple TV in Canada Gets Bell’s CraveTV, Rogers’ Shomi, CBS Sports [PICS]

Apple TV in Canada today has been updated to bring three new channels: Bell’s CraveTV, Rogers and Shaw’s Shomi and also CBS Sports, as you can see below:

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Here is what Shomi looks like:

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Here is what CraveTV looks like:

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Bell said the following in a release:

“Our push to bring CraveTV to as many Canadians as possible continues through Apple TV,” said Domenic Vivolo, Executive Vice-President, Content Sales, and Distribution Marketing, Bell Media. “Apple TV delivers an amazing user experience with its clean interface and famous user-friendly design, elevating the CraveTV experience for our subscribers.”

CBS Sports just has clips and no live streaming tied to subscriptions like the USA:

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Both CraveTV and Shomi require subscriptions for access. CraveTV users are asked to visit and enter the 7 digit code shown on Apple TV, as is the same for Shomi:

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Bell’s CraveTV service is now available on Apple TV despite the former complaining the decision was in Apple’s court for not being on the set top box.

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  • Rio

    This is awesome! Dont have to plug my laptop into the TV anymore!

  • David

    Any word yet on when Crave TV or Shomi will be available to the general public?

  • miggy_smalls

    Great! Activated Shomi on ATV and it was very easy, and surprisingly, the design and menus look good.

  • will

    You need to have subscription on cable service provider… what’s the point of this crap ?

  • Makes it easier to watch on your TV as the interface looks friendlier. Since Apple TV is portable, you can essentially hook up shomi/cravetv to any TV in your house, even if you don’t have a cable box, but as long as it supports HDMI.

  • Chrome262

    better then the PVR interface for sure. what I am wondering is I have TMNGO so doe that mean I can use crave?

  • RossSun

    I tried to use the activation code for Cravetv on my apple. I got the code input on the Cravetv activation webpage that was on my Apple TV. The Activation webpage said that “Your Apple TV device should be ready to use in a moment” but nothing on my Apple TV??? Am I doing something wrong? I did register with my local cable company for TVAnywhere. I can’t get my Activation to Cravetv on my Apple TV to active!!!

  • Dave Minard

    Agree, the CraveTV interface is awful. No search functionality alone makes using the Apple TV waaaay easier.

  • tod

    There is search

  • dannymalt

    When you were on CraveTV’s website, were you logged in? Maybe log in first, then go to the CraveTV/AppleTV link. That’s is my guess anyway.

  • Brad Rowley

    So western Canadian folks are out of luck unless they have a Telus TV subscription…