BET and CNN joined other programmers launching apps on the new Apple Watch, which started to arrive Fri thanks to the pre-order process. While the BET app serves as a companion to the BET Now Shows app, the CNN app features breaking news notifications and headlines across 12 categories. In addition, the BET app allows users to scroll through content and add videos to their personalized My BET playlist. They can also see what’s on the linear BET channel via the Glance view, receive notifications on new eps and breaking news, and control streaming video. The CNN app includes a menu of sections and stories in categories in the main screen, as well as the ability to access CNN’s top story in the glance view. Among the operators, Comcast launched its Xfinity app for the watch, turning it into a remote.

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