Apple (S AAPL) TV owners just got access to more news content, thanks to a new app from ABC (S DIS) News. The app, which launched Tuesday on the device, promises live hourly news updates and breaking event coverage through a total of four live streams. The app also offers local news content from ABC affiliates in select markets including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. At launch, users will be able to access local content from a total of nine local ABC stations, and there are plans to add content from additional affiliates in the coming months.
However, don’t expect complete live access to ABC Nightly News or Good Morning America. The app will only offer select video highlights of its most popular shows. The upside is that viewers won’t have to log in with their pay TV credentials, meaning that even cord cutters are welcome.