Englewood Cliffs, NJ, London & Singapore, April 21, 2015 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the launch of the CNBC App for Apple Watch making the network's fast, accurate and actionable business news, financial information and market data available on users' wrists.
"We are very excited to add the CNBC App for Apple Watch to our existing suite of top-rated iOS apps," said Kevin Krim, General Manager and Senior Vice President, CNBC Digital, "CNBC's iOS users are the most engaged in the business and financial news category and we know that they will welcome this new way to stay on top of the financial news and information they need whenever they want it."*
CNBC App for Apple Watch features include:
- The ability to check Personalized Watchlists (stocks, bonds and currencies) and receive market data in real-time. A user can change between price, percentage change and price change using Apple's Force Touch technology
- Change in both sections using Apple's Force Touch technology
- Extended hours pricing after market close
- Breaking news alerts
- Top news headlines, which can be bookmarked to read later on the iPhone using Apple's Handoff technology
The CNBC App for Apple Watch also offers the newest accessibility features including VoiceOver for the hearing impaired and font adjustment for the visually impaired. Both of these features can be accessed through the Apple Watch or through a user's iPhone settings.
The CNBC App for the Apple Watch is available on iOS 8 and compatible with the recently redesigned CNBC iOS App. The CNBC Business News and Finance App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch delivers easy access to both authenticated live and on-demand network programming integrated alongside real-time market data and award-winning business news coverage. The App's modern design empowers users with intuitive navigation, enhanced content discovery and custom video playlists. Additional features include comprehensive and integrated charts and graphs that allow for both pinch and zoom as well as adjustable chart interfaces which include customizable time horizons, style, event overlays and upper/lower indicators for a truly optimized user experience.
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*Source: comScore Mobile Metrix, March 2015
With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD , CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 371 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.
CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include CNBC.com, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.
Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/cnbc/.