Canadian carrier Bell has revealed that its Fibe TV application is now available for download on the fourth-generation Apple TV. The application allows subscribers to the service to watch up to 450 channels both live and on demand, according to BCE. Users will have the ability to record, pause, and rewind live TV with the service, which is coming later this year.
“Fibe TV continues to be the fastest growing TV service in Canada because of our constant focus on delivering new and exclusive features and building great partnerships to make television better,” said Rizwan Jamal, President of Bell Residential and Small Business. “Consumers can access Fibe TV through a receiver, on their computer or mobile device, and now, for the first time in Canada, on Apple TV.
For Apple TV 4 owners, the Fibe TV app is prominently highlighted in the ‘Featured’ section of the tvOS App Store. Users will need to sign in with their cable credentials and also be subscribed to an unlimited internet plan to use the service.
You can experience Fibe TV on Apple TV first hand with live demonstrations at Bell stores across Québec and Ontario. Apple TV 4th generation 32 GB is now available at Bell stores in both provinces for $199, and you can also purchase through its website.
The Fibe TV experience also exists with your Apple Watch, while the iOS app can also access up to 450 channels on your mobile devices with the Fibe TV app.
Could we soon see other TV providers in Canada launch their own live TV apps on Apple TV? It would be great to be able to take advantage of single sign-on when it arrives in a future tvOS update, and give hope Canada may get the upcoming TV iOS app from Apple.