SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple® today previewed tvOS™ 13, the operating system that makes Apple
TV® 4K the easiest and most personalized entertainment device for
enjoying TV shows, movies, music, photos, games and apps on the biggest
screen in the home. With tvOS 13, Apple TV 4K gains an immersive
new Home screen; multi-user support for customers to access their own TV
shows, movies, music and recommendations; support for Apple Arcade;
expanded game controller support; and new 4K HDR screen savers filmed
under the sea.
“tvOS powers the Apple TV 4K experience and continues to set the
standard for home entertainment,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice
president of Product Marketing. “With more personalized features to
enjoy your favorite TV shows, movies, photos and music, expanded gaming
support and stunning new screen savers, tvOS 13 delivers the
most complete entertainment experience to everyone in the home.”
tvOS 13 Features
New Home screen. Apple TV 4K is even more engaging with a new Home
screen designed for discovery. Apps can now play full-screen video
previews on the Home screen, so users can quickly enjoy great new TV
shows, movies, music and games.
Multi-user support. The new Apple TV Control Center makes it easy to
switch between family members so everyone gets their own personalized
entertainment experience. Users see their unique Up Next list and
receive TV and movie recommendations based on their tastes. The new
Control Center also provides users with quick access to key Apple TV
features, including system sleep and audio routing.
Apple Music®. Apple Music on tvOS 13 takes advantage of multi-user
support, so everyone at home can easily play their personalized
playlists and recommendations. In the new Control Center, users can
quickly access the song that is currently playing. In addition, users
can now follow along to onscreen lyrics timed in sync with their
Apple Arcade. This fall, Apple Arcade comes to Apple TV 4K. With a
single subscription, a family of six will have unlimited access to
over 100 new and exclusive games, all with no ads or additional
purchases, and many will offer support for game controllers. Customers
will be able to play Apple Arcade games across iPhone,® iPad®, iPod
touch®, Mac® and Apple TV.
Xbox and PlayStation game controllers. tvOS 13 adds support for the
best and most popular game controllers in the world, Xbox One S and
PlayStation DualShock 4, making it even easier for gamers to take
advantage of Apple Arcade and other great games on the App Store®.1
New screen savers. Apple is expanding the stunning collection of 4K
HDR screen savers available on Apple TV 4K by taking viewers under the
sea. Filmed in collaboration with the BBC Natural History Unit, the
team behind “Blue Planet,” these immersive videos captured from the
depths of oceans around the world showcase mesmerizing creatures and
tvOS 13 features the all-new Apple TV app, which brings together
different ways to find and watch TV shows and movies into one powerful
app. The Apple TV app offers Apple TV channels, personalized
recommendations and over 100,000 iTunes® movies and TV shows, including
the largest collection of 4K HDR titles to browse, buy or rent. This
fall, Apple TV+, Apple’s original video subscription service, will be
available in the Apple TV app. The Apple TV app is also available on
other Apple devices and select third-party platforms.
The tvOS developer preview is available for Apple Developer Program
members at developer.apple.com starting
today, and a public beta program will be available to tvOS users later
this month at beta.apple.com.
tvOS 13 will be available this fall as a free software update for Apple
TV 4K and Apple TV HD. For more information, visit apple.com/apple-tv-4K.
Features are subject to change. Some features may not be available in
all regions or all languages.
1 tvOS 13 supports the Xbox Wireless Controller with
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