[Update: It’s dead] CNN + launched today will not be available on Android TV and Google TV

CNN + is launched today as a premium streaming service on top of the large news network with extra original programming and more. Unfortunately, CNN + launches without an app for Google TV and Android TV.

Update 21/4: Less than a month after it was announced, CNN + is dead. CNN CEO Chris Licht announced today that CNN + will be shut down completely on April 30. CNBC had reported on April 12 that the service had only 10,000 daily viewers. Axiosas first reported the closure claims that the service had only gathered around 150,000 subscribers in total and that executives were frustrated that the product was ever launched due to the recent WarnerDiscovery merger.

The end of CNN + will end up going down as one of the most short-lived streaming efforts ever.

CNN + is described as an “additive” to the 24-hour news network, where one of its major differentiating features is live segments, where viewers can ask questions and “vote up” others. It also offers original series and exclusive reporting. CNN + lives in the typical CNN app and costs $ 6 / month, though there is a $ 3 / month “lock-in” discount at launch.

We’re excited to offer CNN +’s world-class journalism, premium storytelling and Interview Club platform at this attractive price. There is no such thing as CNN +. There are no news and non-fiction streaming subscriptions available today, and only CNN can create and deliver a global news product with this kind of value to consumers.

For now, though, CNN + is does not available on Google TV and Android TV, rather only available on Android phones and tablets, iOS / iPad OS, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. The app is also not available on Roku.

CNN + chief Andrew Morse has previously said the launch “reaches down to the thread to get on as many platforms as we can.” Fortunately, there are plans to expand availability “in the coming months.”

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