Having seeded release candidates for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15 and watchOS 8 to its registered developers and public beta testers, Apple has now officially announced the iOS 15 release date. As it turns out, iOS 15, along with other Apple OS updates (except for one), are scheduled to drop on the same day as iOS 15: Monday, September 20, 2021.
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While the vast majority of updates for Apple's products are coupled with announcements, even the firmware updates from time to time, that's not always the case. Some minor firmware updates go mostly under the radar, especially when it comes to whatever "new" things are being added to the mix. That's the case with today's firmware update for the brand new Siri Remote.
When Apple introduced the newest Apple TV 4K, it also welcomed a brand new Siri Remote. It's a significant redesign from the previous generation, and one of the best features of the set-top box in general. But, a lot of people thought Apple would offer a built-in tracking option, an oft-requested feature.
With tvOS seemingly an afterthought at WWDC21, you'd be right to wonder whether Apple might have forgotten about the Apple TV. Don't worry, it hasn't. While the keynote barely mentioned any tvOS 15 specifics, our team has been able to discover more than a dozen user-facing features and improvements coming to your Apple media streamer this fall with tvOS 15!
macOS Monterey and tvOS 15 bring spatial audio to your Apple TV and Mac with dynamic head tracking via the AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. But without any chips or sensors for spatial awareness inside those devices, how does exactly Apple measure your head movement?
Signing into supported apps on the Apple TV, thanks to updates to tvOS, is relatively easy. However, Apple is simplifying the process with the upcoming launch of tvOS 15. As outlined today in a developer video, the set-top box's software will soon support signing in via biometric security. On an iPhone.
There's been confusion regarding video scrubbing on an Apple TV using the revamped Siri Remote so here's a nice little video explainer showing you how to use Apple's new jog control.
You can have the fastest internet connection along with the latest TV set with high frame rate support and the new Apple TV 4K, but you won’t get smooth HDR Dolby Vision without a good HDMI cable.
The crew over at iFixit got their hands on the new Apple TV 4K, which launched not too long ago. So of course it didn't take them long before they started taking the set-top box apart.
Several streaming apps on the Apple TV are labeling 4K movies and television shows as “HD,” but it's unclear whether those videos indeed stream in the four times lower 1080p resolution.
Previously, while the YouTube app supported 4K video playback with the Apple TV 4K, it was capped at 30 frames per second. But, with the new Apple TV 4K set-top box, there's a bit of an upgrade for the app.
The Apple TV can save storage space by temporarily uninstalling apps you rarely use without deleting your data. And when you need an offloaded app, tvOS will automatically reinstall it along with app data. In this tutorial, we show you how to offload unused apps on the Apple TV.