The refreshed Apple TV 4K hit cabinets in April, however the anticipated tvOS 15 replace that introduces thrilling updates to the Apple TV expertise was beforehand solely accessible in beta. That can change subsequent week: Apple has confirmed tvOS 15 will develop into broadly accessible to everybody on September twentieth.
Apple confirmed to The Verge that the tvOS 15 replace will go dwell the identical day as its different working system updates, which embrace iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and watchOS 8. The tvOS 15 replace brings numerous new options to the Apple TV expertise. SharePlay is arguably essentially the most thrilling addition to the expertise and can enable FaceTime customers to stream titles collectively in sync throughout their Apple gadgets, together with on Apple TV. Nonetheless, Apple confirmed in August that the function could be delayed on iOS 15 and tvOS 15 initially and would arrive in a later replace, in order that function’s at the moment nonetheless on ice — for now.
tvOS may also add two new discovery options to its Apple TV app: For All of You and Shared with You. For All of You’ll seem as a brand new row within the Apple TV app and can counsel titles for a whole family to stream collectively. Shared with You, in the meantime, will present motion pictures and collection which were shared from Messages in their very own row throughout the Apple TV app.
Plus, tvOS can also be getting a handful of much less flashy however nonetheless functionally thrilling updates. Starting with tvOS 15, Apple TV customers will see an on-screen immediate to attach their AirPods for straightforward silent streaming, and the AirPods Professional or AirPods Max may also get assist for Apple’s spatial audio function when related to the Apple TV for a theater-like expertise. The replace may also introduce HomePod Mini pairing in addition to a HomeKit replace that may enable Apple TV customers to see a number of dwelling digicam feeds directly. Apple didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark about whether or not any of those different anticipated options could be delayed.
tvOS 15 will likely be supported on the Apple TV HD, Apple TV 4K (2017), and the most recent Apple TV 4K (2021). Search for the software program replace within the settings menu in your Apple TV machine starting subsequent week.