Just two months after the release of tvOS 9.2.1, Apple released a new update tvOS 9.2.2 to the Apple TV 4. As a minor update, it only focused on bug fixes, and general performance and stability improvements.
Users can’t help but reminisce the significant innovations that were included in tvOS 9.2, which was a long list of features, such as dictation, Live Tune-in, Siri for App Store and language support, Bluetooth keyboard, and access to folders and photos. It even comes with an update for the Apple TV remote, making it compatible with the Samsung sound bars.
But people still have another reason to be excited about in the next round of updates, what with the rumors surrounding the features that will come with the tvOS 10. It is currently available as a beta version, where registered developers can help in its ongoing development.
The Apple TV 4 with tvOS 10 will gain a dark mode, where users can change the home screen on Apple apps from a theme of white to dark grey, and a host of other features.
Siri will be smarter on the next Apple TV 4 update, as it will be able to look up movies and TV shows by topics, and perform a YouTube video search. This in addition to going to a live channel in a supported app, and searching for apps from the Apple store by category, developer and title.
This new feature will allow you to control smart accessories using the Siri remote. So you will only need and use one to control several smart home devices.
Instead of using several login credentials, single sign-on lets you authenticate different cable channel subscriptions with just a single login. It groups several cable subscriptions into one.
Apple TV Remote app for iPhone
When installed, this app can transform your iPhone as a game controller, providing you an alternative to regular game consoles. It also lets you use your iPhone to control Siri, to run searches it will soon be capable of.
In addition, tvOS 10 will bring notifications and app badging, and an updated Photos app with Memories to the Apple TV.
While waiting for tvOS 10, you can update to tvOS 9.2.2. By default, the software will update automatically, but you can always do it manually. Go to Settings > System, and then look for Software Update. Under Maintenance, choose Update Software to start the process.
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