The New Apple TV in Canada Will Have These Default Apps [LIST]

With new Apple TV units already shipping for some customers, many have been asking what apps will be available on the next generation device.

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For those unaware, Apple’s website details what you can expect if you’re in Canada—essentially the same channels you see on your current Apple TV:

  • Netflix
  • CraveTV
  • TED
  • Qello Concerts
  • RedBull TV
  • MLB.TV
  • Vimeo
  • Vevo
  • NFL Now
  • YouTube
  • Crackle
  • Young Hollywood
  • Tastemade
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Crunchyroll
  • WSJ Video
  • Shomi
  • Update: NHL

Apple TV in Canada will make even more sense once apps like City, CBC TV, CTV GO, Global GO, Bell Fibe TV, The Movie Network GO, Shaw GO Movie Central, AMC, History GO and Treehouse Classic Video get updated (hopefully) for the new device. While some of these cable channels require a cable subscription, native apps on Apple TV will run much better once they arrive.

Of course, our friends in the U.S. have a different set of apps, which are georestricted to the region, such as HBO NOW, Showtime, Hulu, NBA, and more listed below:

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While you’re waiting for your new Apple TV to arrive, check out this roundup of early reviews posted by other media outlets. What iOS apps do you want to see for your shiny 4th generation Apple TV?

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  • Jake

    Maybe we’ll be able to delete ones we don’t want now?

  • Anish Chopra

    Spotify needs to make an Apple TV app ASAP

  • Crosseyedmofo

    US getting NHL but not canada?

  • Parksy

    I tend to switch between the Canadian and US App Stores on a regular basis to get stuff that normally isn’t available to me. I also use Unblock-us to hide my DNS. Does anyone know if I’ll still be able to use Canadian and American apps at the same time like I do on my phone?

  • Jesse

    I wonder if it has anything to do with Rogers taking it over in Canada now?

  • Crosseyedmofo

    previous tvos had rogers gcl… im guessing it wont be an issue

  • Mark Holoubek

    Ummm…why is the NHL app missing in Canada?

  • Magrat22

    Error I’m guessing, it’s up on Apple TV (Canada) right now.

  • Magrat22

    Well you can hide them if you don’t want them on screen by pressing the centre of the circular area on the remote and then clicking on the play/pause button.

  • Jesse

    I’m just wondering if maybe rogers is going to do a stand alone app..

  • Apple’s website doesn’t list it, but the page’s screenshots show the crest of the NHL logo. So yeah, looks like they did not explicitly list it possibly by accident.

  • That will be a good one to have.

  • mxmgodin

    Does anybody know if Shomi and CraveTV will be integrated in Siri’s universal search result like Netflix, Hulu, etc., are in the US?

    And I’m really, really hoping for a TMN GO app!

  • Jake

    well that’s a trick I never knew! thanks!

  • Derek Kraneveldt

    They did announce at the unveiling that the team behind MLB TV was working on an app for (I believe) next year’s NHL season. I wonder if we’ll miss out until that point, or the basic app will still be available.

  • Max

    We sure don’t need Crave TV and shomi they just knock off version of Amazon prime video, HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix, and showtime all combine.

  • Salinger

    I’m binge watching 3 seasons of Chicago Fire on Shomi right now. It’s not available on Netflix in any region.

    If I had to choose, I’d take Netflix without even thinking about it. But why would you not want any and all apps to be available? More choice is always better.

  • MrXax

    That’s a pretty shit line-up, but if I buy, it’ll be for the third-party apps anyways.

  • poopchute

    I think you are confused.
    If we DON’T have Amazon Prime, Hulu, Showtime, or HBO Now here, then we DO need Crave TV, and Shomi.
    But if you’d like to go on hating their existence, no one is stopping you.

  • Johnny_B_Goode

    Like ROKU, you will probably need US hardware as they will probably geo block right from the board.

  • Parksy

    That’s not normally Apple’s style as they link their stores content to the country of your Apple ID but I’ve never had an Apple TV so it could be different on those devices.

  • Cody Woodward

    Can’ speak for Shomi as I don’t have it, but CraveTV shows are now showing up for the universal search results as of now. Netflix results do show up in Canada as well.

  • mxmgodin


  • Parksy

    Turns out it works exactly the same as iOS devices. You can bounce between stores and install whatever apps you want from each store and they are still available when you switch to another. I’m back on the Canadian store and my Hulu app works brilliantly!

  • Parksy

    Basic app is still available. Make sure you’re not using a DNS site though or it won’t work.

  • Parksy

    Nothing was installed by default so I got to choose exactly what I wanted from the App Store. I initially had my store as the US so I could get a few US specific apps (Hulu) but then went back to Canada and got Shomi etc….

  • GreginNJ

    “Some Men Just Want To Watch The World Burn.”

  • Parksy

    We already knew this, but the US App Store is far superior to that of Canada. I’m fortunate enough to have a good high school friend who lives in the US and he’s provided me with his Comcast Xfinity credentials which allows free access to almost every US network. To keep it fair, I did give him my Rogers NHL Game Centre stuff too, but I clearly won this deal!! If CTV, Global, City etc release apps, I hope they follow the same guidelines as the US did. It’s pretty good.

  • Matthew Paugh

    you bought a hulu account in canada ?

  • Parksy

    Sorry for the late response. My local newspaper stopped using Disqus so I rarely look at it anymore. Anyways, yes, it’s pretty easy to do but they are starting to crack down on credit card numbers. My Scotiabank Scene Card was finally flagged as a foreign card so I had to investigate other options. At this point in time, your best bet is to open a US iTunes account and use your Canadian credit card number for it. Check out as there are several threads that explain how to do it. Once you’ve got your US iTunes account, subscribe to Hulu through the iOS app and use your iTunes account to pay for it.

  • Mathew Hobson

    NHL Gamecentre rights in Canada are owned and operated by Rogers. My guess is, they need to update the app to work in canada. Currently there are ‘NHL Rogers’ apps are available iPhone, iPad, old apple TV and even NHL website has a separate log in page.