The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has today announced the release of an official app for the fourth-generation Apple TV. The official NASA app has previously been available for iOS in iPhone and iPad versions, as well as for Android and Fire OS, and has been downloaded over 17 million times across all platforms.
“The NASA app has been a fantastic way for the public to experience the excitement of space exploration from their mobile devices,” said David Weaver, NASA associate administrator for Communications. “Now, users with the latest Apple TV can explore and enjoy our remarkable images, videos, mission information, NASA Television and more on the big screen with the whole family.”
The NASA app for Apple TV offers the following features:
- Watch live streaming NASA TV, and get a real-time view of the Earth from the International Space Station
- View more than 15,000 images individually or as a continuous slideshow
- Play on demand NASA videos
- Find the next opportunity to view the International Space Station and other NASA satellites pass overhead, based on your location.
- Display 2-D and 3-D satellite tracking maps
- Discover the latest NASA mission information
- Listen to Third Rock internet streaming radio
- View the Earth as Art image gallery
The app is available as a free download in the App Store on Apple TV.