tvOS 14 For Apple TV Announced: Features, Release Date [Everything You Need To Know]

Apple has used the opening keynote of this year’s revamped WWDC 2020 experience to officially announce tvOS 14 for Apple TV. Here’s everything that you need to know about the Apple TV’s next major firmware release.

Normally, as we approach the final few weeks leading up to WWDC, we tend to have at least a small insight into what is going to be announced across all of Apple’s major software platforms. That insight typically includes tvOS for Apple TV. However, this time around, there has been very little information pushed out into the public domain ahead of this year’s WWDC, which means this announcement has been even more exciting for everyone involved.

When you expect something to come, but don’t know the intricacies of what that announcement will involve, it makes it all the more rewarding and satisfying to be a part of. Let’s take a deep-dive into what’s just been announced with tvOS 14 for Apple TV.

The highlight feature here is the much improved support for HomeKit. Akin to the iPhone and iPad, tvOS 14 now allows you to directly control HomeKit accessories via a Control Center UI.

We now also have support for multi-users in games. Apple Arcade users now don’t have to worry about having their progress disturbed on the Apple TV by another user. Every users progress will be saved in the cloud.

Audio from the Apple TV can now be shared to AirPods, and the Photos app on your iPad or iPhone can now share videos to the Apple TV in 4K. Picture-in-Picture is also here to stay, along with support for Microsoft’s Elite 2 and Adaptive Xbox One controllers.

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