tvOS 13 For Apple TV Announced: Features, Release Date [Everything You Need To Know]

Apple has used the opening keynote of its annual WWDC gathering to officially provide the first glimpse of tvOS 13.

Built for Apple TV 4 and above, tvOS is the workhorse which powers Apple TV, with tvOS 13 being the next-generation of firmware for the set-top box range.

Apple generally likes to keep the public guessing about whether or not it is going to release information pertaining to its various operating systems during WWDC or whether or not it will keep its cards close to its chest and only give information out about the next-generation of iOS.

Hindsight is a beautiful thing but we now know that Apple was in the giving mood and wanted to discuss the future of Apple TV, which essentially means discussing tvOS 13.

Getting the first glimpse of tvOS 13 not only shows us that Apple has plans in place for Apple TV, in the immediacy and beyond, but also gives us an insight into all of the major changes of the platform, including improvements, fixes, and new features. Check out everything that we currently know below.

Redesigned Home Screen

The Home Screen gets a complete redesign as icons move to a dock at the bottom, and you get full-screen motion previews of the content contained.

Apple Music Lyrics

Apple Music on the Apple TV now gets lyrics that are synced to the flow of the song.

Added Game Controller Support

The big news! Apple has just added support for the Xbox One controller, as well as the DualShock 4 controller that’s part of the PlayStation 4! Excited?

New Screensavers

There are now new 4K screen savers available, including a previewed underwater footage in 4K HDR.

Personalized Up Next List

This is as obvious as it gets, and well it’s about time Apple TV users got such an experience.

Multiuser Support

Apple TV finally gets the ability to support multiple users, and can be changed via the new Control Center.

Release Dates

Developer beta of tvOS 13 is live right now, with Public betas to begin in July. As for the final release, you can expect it this fall.

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