Alongside the release of the new Apple TV 4K, Apple has announced a new Siri interface to be rolled out with the tvOS 16.1 update for all supported Apple TV models. Siri on Apple TV can be used to perform various tasks such as search for movies, TV shows, songs, open apps, check the weather, and control HomeKit devices. The latest version of the Apple TV Operating System will bring along an all-new Siri experience to the Apple TV with a new design, personalized recommendations, and more.
New Siri UI For Apple TV Users
The new Siri interface on Apple TV is quite similar to the one available on iPhones and iPads. Apple explains, “Siri on Apple TV features a complete redesign, and will be able to recognize each user’s voice, so they can easily access their movies, shows, music, games, and apps, and pick up where they left off. By using the Siri Remote and asking ‘What should I watch?’ users can get tailored recommendations.”
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Here’s what’s new with Siri for Apple TV users:
- Once you press the Siri button on the Siri Remote, the virtual assistant icon appears in the bottom right corner of the screen. The icon now animates according to your voice commands.
- The new interface has become more compact. Instead of showing a bar occupying the entire bottom of the screen, Siri is now just a floating window.
- You will notice new animations while you’re scrolling through the options provided by Siri, and some interfaces appear completely different now. For instance, Siri currently shows the weather with a full-screen view. With the latest tvOS 16.1 update, it shows the weather in a more minimalist card.
- The latest update also introduces some new tricks to the virtual assistant. Users with AirPods connected to Apple TV can enable the “Hey Siri” command for hands-free interactions.
Notably, the latest tvOS 16.1 update for Apple TV will introduce Siri for the first time to users in Denmark, Luxembourg, and Singapore. As for the final rollout, the update will be released to the public on October 24, 2022.