tvOS 14 Overview Updated May 24, 2021

tvOS 14

New features: Home app, audio sharing, multiple user support for Apple Arcade

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March 2020 - May 2021


At WWDC 2020, Apple has unveiled tvOS 14, Apple has added the Home app to Apple TV in an implementation called “Home View”. This brings HomeKit integration and features as camera feeds directly to your Apple TV experience and more. With Home View, you’ll get a picture-in-picture alert for people arriving at your house that are recognized by your HomeKit cameras.

Home View also includes the option to quickly see your favorite cameras, access your automation scenes, and more.

tvOS 14 also adds support for multiple users for Apple Arcade games. This  feature will allow users to pick up with their game progress right where they left off. There’s also expanded Xbox controller support with tvOS 14 so the Apple TV works with Xbox Elite 2 and Xbox Adaptive controllers.

tvOS also adds audio sharing to Apple TV and picture-picture-support is now available “across the entire Apple TV experience.”

AirPlay also gets an improvement with tvOS 14 so that 4K videos from iOS and iPadOS are shown in their full quality on Apple TV and can be done in picture in picture windows.

Other new related new features include doorbell announcements on HomePod, a redesigned Home app for iOS and iPadOS, activity zones and facial recognition for HomeKit Secure Video-enabled cameras, and more.

tvOS 14 Stories May 24

Apple is releasing today tvOS 14.6 and HomePod 14.6 for all users. After a few weeks in beta, the software is now available through the set-top-box and the Home app.

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tvOS 14 Stories May 17

After a week since tvOS 14.6 beta 3 and HomePod 14.6 beta 3 were released, Apple is today seeding their Release Candidate version.

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tvOS 14 Stories April 30

Following the release of the second beta of iOS 14.6 and watchOS 7.5 for developers, Apple also released on Friday the second developer beta of tvOS 14.6 and HomePod Software 14.6. Updates are now being released via OTA to devices with a developer profile installed.

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tvOS 14 Stories August 25, 2020

Apple announced some great new features for the Shortcuts app with iOS 14, including new trigger types, an Apple Watch app, and a redesigned interface for the iPad. Today, with the sixth beta release of iOS 14, Apple has added a new option in the Shortcuts app that allows Apple TV users to easily switch accounts on tvOS 14.

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tvOS 14 Stories June 24, 2020

Game Center, one of Apple’s less talked about platform components is getting an all-new design this year with a focus on finding games and playing with friends. Other details in WWDC game development talks this year include leveraging the new game controller advancements, how to offer users the ability to share clips from games, and more.

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tvOS 14 Stories June 22, 2020

Following today’s WWDC 2020 opening keynote, Apple has just released the first developer beta versions of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 11 Big Sur, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14. These updates are available through the Apple Developer portal, for members of the Apple Developer Program.

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tvOS 14 Stories March 10, 2020

Apple’s HomeKit smart home framework is expected to receive three major new features in iOS 14 and tvOS 14, 9to5Mac has learned. Big improvements to HomeKit lighting, cameras, and Apple TV audio are in development for release later this fall.

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