Apple has released tvOS 13 for Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K models. The new update brings a new home screen, Apple Arcade, support for Xbox and PlayStation controllers, multiuser support, control center, picture in picture and more to Apple TV.
What’s new in tvOS 13?
This has been a major update for Apple TV owners. A new home screen makes it easy to discover more content with full-screen video previews. The update effectively turns Apple TV into a serious gaming console thanks to Apple Arcade gaming subscription service and support for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 wireless controllers. Users can get an Apple Arcade subscription for just $4.99 for their whole family and play on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV. Gaming progress is saved and synced to all devices via iCloud.
Multiuser support enables different users to be added to an Apple TV and have their own set of content recommendations, Apple Music and App Store sign-ins. This should also allow Apple Arcade users to continue their gaming progress by switching to their profile. Switching is done via the new control center, which opens up from the right side of the screen and also contains quick controls for playback, AirPlay and power.
As usual, Apple has also included new screen savers in this update. This time, Apple has one underwater and created new captured beautiful 4K HDR footage, in collaboration with BBC.
Check out our in-depth coverage of tvOS 13 features for more information.
Update to tvOS 13
To update to tvOS 13, go to Settings > Software Update on your compatible Apple TV. If you have automatic updates enabled, you might already have gotten the new update downloaded and installed to your Apple TV.
Apple has also released Apple TV Software Update 7.4 for 3rd generation and 4th generation Apple TV models.