tvOS 13 is finally here, with a new, fresh UI and multiuser support and much more.
tvOS was just announced at Apple’s WWDC19 event. The new major update to Apple’s TV offering includes new features like a redesigned user interface, third-party controller support, and even multiuser support.
Viewers and attendees were also welcomed with the addition of a control centre, which is used to switch users, another new feature of tvOS 13. User switching will allow each user to have personalised content, just like a Netflix account can be shared with others to separate what you are watching. As the feature connects to your Apple ID, which is also the service behind Apple’s TV+ Netflix competitor, expect tvOS to focus on personalisation of content and refining the experience around Apple TV+.
The Apple TV will also now support the PS4 Dualshock controller and the Xbox One S (only Bluetooth version) controller natively which will let you play games from Apple’s new Arcade service easier. Speaking of services, Apple Music is getting better as well, allowing the user to see lyrics right on the screen while playing supported songs.
Another addition is the addition of new 4K screensavers. One of the themes included will be aquatic life and undersea vibes, similar to the jellyfish watch face from watchOS.