NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Apple (AAPL) - Get Report unveiled a new TV app during its event in Cupertino, CA today. The app will provide users a singular place to obtain and discover new content including TV shows, movies and live events on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad devices.
Coinciding with the new TV app, the tech titan also announced today that Siri will have the ability to search for specific content, including live events like sports and news, and bring said content directly to the viewer.
"Apple TV is the big news thus far in this announcement out of California, it's going to integrate Twitter (TWTR) streams into live games," Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto noted during this afternoon's "Cavuto: Coast to Coast."
"Using apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad has become the primary way for so many of us to watch television," Apple's senior VP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue said in a statement. "The TV app shows you what to watch next and easily discover TV shows and movies from many apps in a single place."
The App's key features include "Watch Now" which will give users the ability to view their collection of moves and shows from iTunes, while also displaying recommended viewing options.
The "Up Next" feature will present content to users in the order they are most likely to view first.
"For example, when viewers finish an episode, the next one will automatically appear at the start of the Up Next queue, as will any new episodes as they become available. At any time, users can simply ask Siri to continue watching a show and immediately pick up where they left off," Apple announced.
Other features include "Recommended" which shows users content they would most likely be interested in viewing. "Library" the user's entire collection of content, and "Store" a marketplace feature where consumers can purchase additional content.
Shares of Apple were lower in mid-afternoon trading on Thursday.
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