Apple introduced the new tvOS 14 update for smart TVs,
which includes a new Home app, with audio sharing, with update support for more than one user on the Apple Arcade game streaming service.
TvOS 14 update kicked off today with the new version of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 during the company’s event today,
and the company has reviewed the new features and improvements in tvOS 14 updates, and the Home app comes with a Home View title.
tvOS 14 update
Apple introduced tvOS 13 last year with the new Control Center feature, with support for multiple users,
console support for Xbox One and PlayStation Dual Shock 4 built into the system.
TvOS 14 update this year comes with the addition of the Home app in the smart TV system, which is known as “Home View”,
with HomeKit custom integration with tvOS 14 update and features such as pushing the camera content directly to the Apple TV, with image-in-picture alerts when recognizing People with home cameras from HomeKit.
Home View also contains options to select the preferred camera, and reach the viewer quickly, tvOS update also comes with the support of more than one player in the Apple Arcade game broadcast service, allowing players to follow games from a specific point, and the system also supports Xbox controllers extending Bigger, with support for Xbox Elite 2 and Xbox Adaptive.
TvOS 14 update also brings audio sharing feature, with in-picture image support in the system, and the update also comes with improvements in AirPlay to support displaying 4K videos from iOS and iPadOS, with the best viewing quality on Apple smart TVs.
tvOS 14 update Redesigned Control Center
Following on from the multi-user support, the Control Center UI has had a significant refresh. It now looks a lot more like what you’ll find on iOS and iPad OS, with the crucial addition of user-profiles at the top of the window.
New home security features
Apple TVs often output onto a very large screen, making them ripe for home security integration.
tvOS 14 will make further improvements in this area, with the option to display feeds from home security cameras on your TV via the new HomeKit app. For cameras with facial recognition support, your Apple TV will also be able to recognize who is at the door.
tvOS 14 update Picture
A dedicated picture-in-picture function is coming to tvOS 14, meaning videos will continue playing in the corner of your screen even when you exit the app.
This makes it great for multi-tasking, particularly considering the feature will also have native support in iOS 14.
Potential use cases include watching live sport while doing a home workout, or playing a game while monitoring the back garden.
Improved photo and audio sharing
Seamless sharing of media between devices is one of the hallmarks of the Apple ecosystem, and it’s taking a step forward with tvOS 14.
With AirPlay, the Photos app on the iPhone or iPad will be able to display photos and videos in up to 4K resolution.
Audio sharing means you can seamlessly move what you’re listening to between your devices.
This means audio playing on your iPhone,
iPad or Mac can move to your Apple TV at the touch of a button. Now,
you can resume your favorite show on the big screen without ever having to take your AirPods out.
How to update tvOS
Updating your Apple TV to tvOS 14 is likely to be the same as with previous versions. To do so, just head to Settings on your Apple TV and choose System > Software Updates > Update Software.
If a new version is available,
click Download and Install > Update Now.
You may be prompted to download the update without heading into Settings, or your device may even update automatically.