The Apple TV 4K now supports Zoom, allowing people to make and join video conferencing calls via the big screen for the first time.
The news wasn’t officially announced by Zoom itself, but was rather spotted by Sigmund Judge and posted to X.
The new capability was made possible thanks to the recent tvOS 17 release that allows apps to use an iPhone or iPad as a remote camera in much the same way a Mac can. The Continuity Camera feature doesn’t require that the iPhone be plugged into the Apple TV and can also be used for things like FaceTime calls, too.
Now, an updated Zoom app also supports the same feature which could be a huge thing for businesses that have Apple TV devices in conference rooms and now have an additional way to make Zoom calls without otherwise expensive equipment.
Those who want to make use of the new feature need to first download the Zoom app on their Apple TV 4K and then sign in using their normal Zoom credentials. Once set up, users can then join or start new meetings while calendar integration is also included.
The highly anticipated app brings the company’s communications capabilities to Apple TV 4K (2nd generation) or later and takes advantage of Continuity Camera from a nearby iPhone or iPad… pic.twitter.com/vCn1aGjbE0