WWDC 2018: Apple updates tvOS with Dolby Atmos support and more cable companies

Apple wants to win home entertainment segment with the new release of tvOS.

  • Published: June 5, 2018 12:13 AM IST
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Apple is finally bringing the Dolby Atmos support to tvOS. Since the launch of Apple TV 4K, the iTunes app now has one of the largest collections of 4K HDR movies and with Atmos, Apple is giving a major boost to audio feature on the ecosystem.

At WWDC 2018, Apple also confirmed that all content will automatically be updated to support Dolby Atmos on iTunes. The TV app is now the only streaming player with support for Dolby vision and Dolby Atmos. Apple also revealed that there are 100 video channels in the TV app along with support for live sports and live news.

Apple also announced that it is working with cable companies like France’s Canal+ and Switzerland’s Salt to bring support to Apple TV. Charter Spectrum is coming to Apple TV later this year, which apparently covers up to 50 million homes. It is also bringing update for single sign-on in the form of zero sign-on. Apple revealed that Charter Spectrum will be the first to support zero sign-on.

Another change with tvOS this year will be Apple TV remote being automatically added to Control Center and Apple is adding support for other third-party remotes like Crestron. And with the new release, Apple TV screensavers will finally tell you where they were shot.

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Apple TV users can swipe between location including a new location: space. The Apple TV screensavers will now show a view of Earth from the space station. The tvOS update is a strong improvement as Apple tries to win the home entertainment segment and with new software on Apple TV 4K, this is the best hardware-software combination yet from the company.

  • Published Date: June 5, 2018 12:13 AM IST