Apple TV to Get Multi-User Support, Picture-in-Picture, More?

Apple TV to Get Multi-User Support, Picture-in-Picture, More?

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Apple is planning to update tvOS for Apple TV with multi-user support, picture-in-picture, and more, according to The Verifier.

A 'reliable source' tells the site that Apple will unveil some significant updates to tvOS at WWDC in June. A key feature will be support for multiple users on the fourth generation device.

The multi-user option allows each user to connect his or her Apple ID account to the TV using his or her iOS device (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) and create a unique profile for it. Once the account is synchronized, each user can listen to his music from Apple Music, view iCloud-backed photos and videos, watch downloaded content on his iTunes account, and of course use his own apps that support the TVs.

Work on the multi-user feature is said to be in the advanced stages but there is no guarantee it will be in the first update to tvOS.

Apple TV to Get Multi-User Support, Picture-in-Picture, More?

Another big feature will allegedly be picture-in-picture support.

When watching a favorite program or a short video, you can actually minimize the window to one of the screen corners and run another app at the same time, but playing other video or audio content will replace that.

These new features are said to be in addition to Apple's plans for a live programming guide and a monthly subscription to select television streams. Recent reports suggest Apple could offer a bundle of HBO, Showtime, and Starz following its inability to negotiate deals for a larger conventional TV package.

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Apple TV to Get Multi-User Support, Picture-in-Picture, More?
drigo marki - April 17, 2017 at 6:29pm
FireTV FTW!
reiman - April 17, 2017 at 11:52am
With infuse pro Apple tv is the most useful and used device in my house after the iphones of course. My only real complaint about is the remote. It should have button illumination. its hard to know which way you pick it up in dark theatre conditions.
Not so sure I like Apple very much... - April 17, 2017 at 7:27am
I wish I knew someone with an (jailbroken) Apple TV, then I would finally know what all the fuss is about and if I'm a hopeless case, still happy with a free plex account, illegal popcorntime on my PC my Chromecast, and some apps for it and the really big media collection, all from torrents. I have a Samsung TV set with pip and it is a feature I have used exactly one time: to see if it worked. There's no added worth to that. Completely useless feature. Amazone TV is not for sale in my country so what the perks of having it would be is beyond my comprehension even more than why I would need an Apple TV. To be honest: the only Apple product that doesn't make me laugh because it's just a gadget like the Apple watch, not too much money for a name while you can get a much better deal with a Windows computer than with all the Macs there are, is the iPhone. Currently I have a 4S, my 4 and 4S are still in design which seems to have come to a standstill after the iPhone 6. , let's face it ALL since then look exactly the same, and a jailbroken 6 or in my case 6 Plus can do exactly the same as a 6S can, just like I had Siri on my iPhone 4 although the company said that should not even be possible: the hardware was not meant to give that option. Boy, did those Cydia devs prove them wrong. Same with 3D touch: if on a jaolbreak, which sadly because of the monstrous instability of the Yalu jailbreak, which forced me to update to10.2.1, where Luca says we suckers with our luck better stay. Well, he made terrible jailbreaks-where is the time you had good, untethered jail breaks from guys like Geohot, DevTeam, ChronicDevteam,the Evasion jail breaks and even SOME Taig and Pangu lailbreaks. It all went south from9.3.3 and onwards. To be frank: I for the first time in all the years from my first iPhone 3G, after which I bought every new model until the 6S came out so disappointingly looking EXACYLY like the six, which is, if you, like vme always go for simply black, SpaceGray or Silver may add some high specs and an if you're into that, interesting choice in colours still basically looks like my three and a half uear old iphone 6, the one in my case. What has the design department been doing all these years, or were they on leave? Oh I forgot one other iDevice which I think is money down the drain, not only because Apple makes it, I detest every tablet not just the iPad2 which still reminds me I could have bought an iPhone 5S at the time, and came home with a 4S and an iPad 2, which is sometimes my remote for my HEOS by Denon sound system, though I realized quickly the big screen of my 6Plus is just as.good useless things those tablets. So to revisit my original question as I'm aware I strayed a bit: whAt is sob thrilling about Apple TV that I should rethink and get one?
Godfred - April 17, 2017 at 6:09am
After side loading kodi and live wire my apple TV is now my most useful device beside my iPhone
Jeff Leadsman - April 17, 2017 at 4:22am
Yawn... will it finally get Amazon video? (Yeah I already know that answer). Guess I'll be keeping my Gen3 till they stop supporting it completely. Been using my FireTV more these days anyway..
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