- tvOS 13 is available for free download
- New tvOS update brings 4K HDR screen savers
- There is Apple Arcade integration to offer premium games
Apple has released tvOS 13 for Apple TV users, alongside bringing iOS 13.1 and iPadOS for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users. The latest tvOS update debuts with Apple Arcade integration and include multi-user support. There are also some interface-level changes, including an updated Home screen. Apple has also added new 4K HDR screen savers that users can enjoy after installing tvOS 13 on their Apple TV devices. The new update is majorly designed to make Apple TV 4K “the most personalised entertainment device” with an easy-to-use experience and a list of new features.
What’s new in tvOS 13
As announced at WWDC 2019 back in June, tvOS 13 brings multi-user support. This means that you and your family members can get a distinctly personalised experience on a single Apple TV device. There is a new Apple TV Control Center that has multiple user profiles to offer personalised content recommendations to all your family members based on their viewing habits. The new Control Center also provides quick access to features such as system sleep and audio routing.
The preloaded Apple Music app on tvOS 13 also works with multi-user support to let multiple users receive personalised recommendations and will be able to play their own playlists.
Apple has added a new Home screen to tvOS 13 that is designed for easy discovery of the available content. The new Home screen is also capable of playing full-screen video previews through installed apps. There is additionally a picture-in-picture mode to let you continue to watch a video while browsing the interface.
For gamers, tvOS 13 brings support for popular game controllers, namely the Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth and PlayStation DualShock 4. This enhances the gaming experience on your existing Apple TV device.