Apple's tvOS 16 New Features & Improvement

At the WWDC event, Apple announced significant updates for their device’s operating systems. It announced iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and more, but it didn’t provide many details about tvOS 16 update.

Don’t worry because we here with a complete list of every new feature & improvement that is coming to Apple TV via tvOS 16 updates.

Apple also introduced iOS 16 at the WWDC 2022, which includes many new features, mainly the most extensive Lock Screen upgrades for the first time. Also, edit messages and unsent messages coming to iMessage.

Everything We Know So Far About tvOS 16

Everything We Know So Far About tvOS 16

All these features are spotted from tvOS 16 Beta 1, and we might also see some changes with them in the future. tvOS 16 have many new features, such as Bluetooth controller support & cross-device capability.

Bluetooth Game Controller Support

With this new tvOS 16 update, Apple TV will start supporting Bluetooth Game controllers. Mainly, Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons users got advantages and Pro Controller with tvOS 16.

Apple Fitness+

Your Apple TV will now also focus on your health and display it on your TV to motivate you via integrating with your Apple Watch, and also, there are some more improvements.

Cross-Device Capability

tvOS 16 will integrate with your other Apple devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iWatch to enhance your Apple TV experience. You will understand it more precisely with an example.

So you can smoothly stream your gameplay on Apple TV with the real-time view, and also you can exercise well while watching it on Apple Fitness+, and it can detect & capture data with the motion sensor on the watch.

HDR 10+

In stating, this beta featured that Apple TV will support HDR 10+ with this update, but now, it seems that this feature might get dropped from the company for some reasons.

There is no confirmation whether it is coming or not, so there are 50-50 chances.

Availability & Compatibility

tvOS 16 is currently in beta testing, and the company has only released beta 1 for the developers, which will get released for everyone next month. tvOS 16 is expected to get launched in the fall of this year.

According to Apple, tvOS 16 will be compatible with Apple TV fourth-gen, Apple TV HD, Apple TV 4K, and Apple TV 4K second-gen.