AllThingsD reports that Apple will release the Apple TV Software update along with iOS 7 release on September 18th.
Yesterday, Apple did not mention about the software update for Apple TV, however AllThingsD reports that it’s still coming.
As we had reported last week, the update is supposed to make it easier for users to play purchased content on any Apple TV using AirPlay. AllThingsD explains:
The new software will allow people who have purchased content from Apple’s iTunes store to play that stuff on other people’s TVs, via its AirPlay system.
The key part is that they will be able to tell an Apple TV box they don’t own to stream the media they do own, directly from the cloud. That’s a change from the current system, which requires users to download stuff to their iPhones and iPads and fling it to the TV from there. It also echoes the way Google’s new Chromecast device works.
We’re assuming that the feature will be included in the Apple TV software update 5.4, which will also include the following features:
- Support for iTunes Radio, Apple’s new free, ad-supported music streaming service
- A new Conference Room Display mode, which makes it easier to connect an iOS device with the Apple TV via AirPlay
- An easy, NFC-like Bluetooth pairing setup for the iPhone
There have been rumors that Apple may launch ‘some sort of television product’ as soon as November.[Via AllThingsD]