Apple’s tvOS 10 is officially out. With the release of the new Apple TV operating system, users can enjoy new features and improved implementations that will make TV viewing more seamless and enjoyable.
Designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV, tvOS 10 was released on Tuesday along with iOS 10 and watchOS 3. And according to MacRumors, the latest Apple TV OS update comes with expanded Siri capabilities that can now enable users to search for content by topic with the help of Apple's virtual assistant. The new tvOS 10 also comes with Live Tune-In that allows users to command Siri to launch a supported app’s live channel.
In addition, tvOs 10 also brings with it dark mode, which changes the Home screen and Apple Apps to a dark gray theme from their usual white theme, as previously reported by 9To5Mac.
Other enhancements to tvOS are reportedly similar to those in the mobile operating system, iOS 10. Hence, users can enjoy the overhauled Apple Music and the new Photos “Memories” feature once the update is installed.
The Single Sign-On feature has also been added to allow users to simply sign in once with a cable company’s login details to access all content included in the subscription. The feature is in sync with all installed apps that support it as well. However, Apple Insider stated that the feature is currently listed as “coming soon” on the Apple TV page, which could mean that it’s going to be introduced via a “point” update.
There are other features that come with tvOS 10, such as support for HomeKit and other third-party apps. For Apple TV users to enjoy all of them, installing the new OS will do the trick.
To install tvOS 10, one can download the update over the air by going to the Settings app, clicking on System and launching Software Update. The system will download the software and will notify users once it is installed. For users who have turned on automatic software updates, however, their fourth-generation Apple TV will automatically download and install tvOS 10.