Alongside iOS 16 and watchOS 9, Apple has also started rolling out the stable version of tvOS 16 to all users. After three months of testing, the update is finally available for Apple TV and HomePod owners. However, the latest tvOS 16 update doesn’t introduce any major changes to the Apple TV Operating System. Additionally, the company has also made the first-ever beta version of the HomePod Software 16. Let us take a look at the details.
Apple tvOS 16 Update: Here’s What’s New
According to a 9to5Mac report, the latest tvOS 16 update carries the exact build number 2A932. While the iPhone maker hasn’t divulged much information on the latest tvOS update, here’s the list of new features that it brings along:
- Nintendo Switch controllers compatibility: tvOS 16 will finally support Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons and Pro Controller. Apple notes that “many additional Bluetooth and USB game controllers are supported by the Game Controller, starting with tvOS 16″.
- HDR10+ support: The latest generation of high dynamic range technology will be supported in the Apple TV app on tvOS 16.
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- Video-forward featuring on the Apple TV+ tab: With the latest update, you can now watch rich video previews at the top of the Apple TV+ tab and easily discover your next favourite Apple Original.
- Apple Fitness+: With tvOS 16, Intensity Metrics are called out and will appear on the screen for motivation at key moments in the workout. Various intensities supported are—Easy, Moderate, Hard, and All Out.
As mentioned earlier, Apple has also released a public beta version of HomePod Software 16. However, little is known about the changes being introduced to the HomePod Operating System via the latest update. We will update the story as soon as we learn about the new changes.
Have you received the latest tvOS 16 update on your Apple TV and HomePod yet? Do let us know in the comments section below.