Apple TV in Canada Gets New YouTube, UFC and Dailymotion Apps [PICS]

The YouTube channel on Apple TV has been redesigned (finally) by Google, to beef up its design and content so it now is on par with other devices such as Xbox.

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According to Re/code, the biggest change will be the addition of ads, but also means previously missing videos will now show on Apple TV. The channel also brings predictive search, which will make queries a bit easier with the Apple TV remote.

As you can see from the image below, the redesign now brings a familiar feel as users are directed to their subscriptions, trending videos and more:

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Under ‘Popular on YouTube in Canada’ we see the top video is Toronto’s UnboxTherapy and their notorious iPhone 6 Plus bend test video, which has racked up almost 60 million views:

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Other new channels available in Canada today include France’s Dailymotion and also UFC.TV, to give subscribers access to their $10/month ‘Fight Pass’. Users in the U.S. got Conde Nast’s ‘The Scene’ and also Fusion.

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  • Chrome262

    LOL dailymotion, so now you can see all your naked yoga in one place lol

  • Tim Stewart

    I figured something must have been up when the ‘Featured’ and ‘Popular’ sections in the YouTube app updated 2 weeks ago, for the first time in several years.

    This also means that there’s less reason to use my AppleTV since the ad-free YouTube app was the biggest reason to still use it. I guess it’s just for video podcasts now.

  • Salinger

    I got the 2 new channels but not the YouTube update. Is the YT update only for the AT3? I have a 2. Too bad if so, the current YT app is horrible.

  • The screenshots were taken from my ATV3.

  • Salinger

    Thanks Does that mean it is a 3 only update? I must have read more than a dozen articles on this to see and not one of them makes mention of it being generation specific. But the fact that I have the new channels but not the YT update leads me to believe it must be. If I didn’t see the new channels id have assumed I just hadn’t gotten the update yet.

  • That am I not sure of. The update happens automatically over-the-air, so it’s hard to say why it’s not on the ATV2. That’s really weird YT hasn’t updated for you, I can’t see why it wouldn’t. You already reboot, etc?

  • George Krahn

    I have the same experience on my Apple TV 2.

    I see the new channels, but the YouTube app doesn’t update. I have my Apple TV set to update automatically and I tried to update manually a couple of times too, but it said it was up-to-date.

    I guess it is an Apple TV 3 update only. Here comes Apple’s planned obsolescence…

  • Salinger

    Yes, like George, I checked for update and when it said I was up to date I unplugged for a good 5 minutes (just to be sure) but when it came back the YT app was the same as always.

    I’ll check again when I get home just in case, but it definitely looks to be ATV3 only. Couldn’t find an official update announcement from Apple to say one way or the other.

  • Henry

    Apple TV 2nd gen is no longer receiving software updates from apple since iOS 8 launch in September. Just like how the new flat icon user interface only showed up on ATV3

  • Scott Leaf

    Dailymotion is a joke, I can’t even find anything on it that will play including the featured stuff

  • Bad

    Very disappointed in Apple TV now all these apps wo t open I would never recommend it to anyone