TV users in , and the U.K. can now purchase and stream episodes of television shows directly to Apple's set-top box without the need for a computer.

The functionality was added overnight to the set-top box, and does not require a software update. Previously, users could not purchase content directly from the Apple TV, and it needed to be downloaded to a computer on the user's local network first.

Now, Apple's new functionality which allows the re-downloading and streaming of TV episodes has been brought to more users outside of the U.S. Customers in the U.K., Australia and Canada can now access their iCloud library of TV shows, and stream that content directly to the Apple TV without downloading it to a or PC.

via AppleInsider