The Yahoo app has officially launched on Android TV, giving users access to the professional sports content made available through the platform, as well as other video entertainment and news. The app is available to Android TV users in the United States as of now and its only requirement appears to be a device that is running at least Android 5.1.
Yahoo’s video platform isn’t quite as well known as many of its competitors, though it does have a fair bit to offer consumers, including access to clips and recaps for sports games from several major leagues, including the NBA, NFL, and MLB. As well, the app provides users with access to live financial coverage, such as Market Movers and stock reports.
Overall, the Yahoo app is a single offering that provides access to various Yahoo services, including Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, and Yahoo Entertainment. Shows offered under these categories include The Bounce, Daytime Now, The Rush, The Spin, and In the Know, among others.
In addition, Yahoo provides access to some live events, including breaking news, making it a nice option for cord-cutters and anyone looking for free streaming options. As first spied by Android Police, the app has appeared on Google Play with support for Android TV running version 5.1 or higher. It doesn’t list specific models.
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The app is available now for anyone who cares enough to download it. A number of free video options are available on the most popular streaming options; users looking for live television can, for example, download Pluto TV, while YouTube and Plex both offer access to free streaming news, plus there are on-demand offerings like Crackle and The Roku Channel.