Apple Announces Major Updates for tvOS, including Live Tune-in, Single Sign-on, and More

In addition to iOS 10 and watch OS 3, Apple also unveiled tvOS 10 with an all-new Remote app during the WWDC 2016 keynote at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Powering the fourth-generation Apple TV, tvOS 10 advances the experience provided by Apple’s operating system for the living room, which launched last fall with the release of the new Apple TV, with new features like Single Sign-On, automatic downloads for Apple TV apps, a new dark mode and more.

On stage, Apple’s Eddy Cue ran through accolades for tvOS. Including that there are over 1,300 video channels on the new platform. That’s up from 80. There are over 6,000 natives apps in seven months. That includes Sling, which is coming to Apple TV 4 beginning June 13. Fox Sports Go, four sports games on one TV, will arrive this summer. Molotov in France is arriving on iOS and Apple TV arrives in July.

NBA 2K, Minecraft: Story Mode are arriving on tvOS as well.

The Apple TV Remote App will boast a Now Playing screen with playback controls, and features all of the Siri Remote features. Including the ability to use Siri, a gyroscope to play games, and a touch area for navigation. Entering text with the keyboard will work as well.

There’s a new Dark Mode in tvOS as well.

Automatic downloads are a thing now, too. Meaning, when you install an app on your iPhone or iPad, the app for tvOS will be installed on the Apple TV as well. Support for four game controls.


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