Apple TV’s universal search feature adds more channels, countries

Universal search, which allows users to find content across multiple apps and services using text or Siri voice search, has expanded for the fourth generation Apple TV. 

U.S. users can now ask Apple’s personal digital assistant to search for shows airing on Discovery Communications properties AHC GO (American Heroes Channel), Destination America GO, Discovery Life GO and Velocity GO, as well as Filmstruck, Shudder and Sundance Now.

And, as noted by AppleInsider, Apple TV's search capabilities are also expanded in international markets. In Australia, support has been expanded to include AnimeLab and DocPlay, while Canada receives integration for City Video and CraveTV. MUBI, which previously built hooks into universal search for regions like the UK and Sweden, has extended platform integration to include France, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands and Spain.

The universal search feature uses Siri, the voice-activated “digital assistant,” and enables searches across multiple streaming video services as well as the iTunes Store. Instead of searching the catalogs of multiple video services one at a time for a particular movie or show, you can search all simultaneously, then choose the service on which you’d like to watch it. You can also search for actors, directors, and more. You can find a list os supported services/apps by clicking here.