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tvOS 17 Release Notes

tvOS 17 Release Notes

Posted September 18, 2023 at 5:54pm by iClarified
These are the full release notes for tvOS 17 for Apple TV. Apple released tvOS 17.0 on September 18, 2023.

What's new in tvOS 17


This update introduces the FaceTime app on Apple TV, brings a redesigned Control Center, supports finding your Siri Remote with iPhone and clearer dialogue with HomePod, lets you choose Memories as your screen saver, enhances the Apple Music Sing experience, and expands Siri knowledge support. This update also includes performance and stability improvements.

FaceTime


● FaceTime on Apple TV 4K (2nd generation or later) enables you to spend time with family and friends on the big screen.
● Continuity Camera support makes it easy to connect your iPhone or iPad to Apple TV and use its cameras and microphones to look and sound great.
● Center Stage keeps you framed as you move around and expands the camera view as people join you in the room.
● Gesture-based reactions display on-screen effects, like balloons, confetti, and fireworks.
● Split View and SharePlay let you watch movies and shows together while still seeing everyone on the call.


Control Center


● All-new design makes it more intuitive to manage Apple TV.
● Active profile, current time, and other system status are displayed when on the Home Screen.
To interact with Control Center, press and hold [TV] on the Siri Remote and adjust audio and accessibility settings, set a sleep timer, switch profiles, view home cameras, and more.

Siri Remote


● Ability to locate your Siri Remote (2nd generation or later) when it's nearby but out of sight.
● To find the remote, open Control Center on your iPhone, then open the Apple TV Remote.

Siri


● Onscreen results now include expanded knowledge. Try asking "Is corn a fruit?" or "Where was Mozart born?"
● Just say "Siri" to activate and control Apple TV when wearing connected AirPods or on any HomePod in the house.
● Language support for Thai in Thailand to find shows, music, and more. To enable Siri, go to Settings > General > Siri.

Screen savers


● Memories from your photos are perfectly framed for the TV with fluid animations and transitions. To enable, go to Settings > General > Screen Saver.
● Additional screen savers include stunning aerial views of Arizona's Monument Valley and California's coastal redwoods.


HomePod home theater


● Enhance Dialogue gives you the option to hear speech more clearly over background sounds with HomePod (2nd generation) speakers paired to Apple TV 4K.
● To turn on, choose Enhance Dialogue from the Audio Options in playback controls while watching a movie or show, or in Settings.

Apple Music


● Apple Music Sing adds support for Continuity Camera so you can see yourself onscreen and apply visual effects with Apple TV 4K (3rd generation).
● To turn on, select [camera] when Apple Music Sing is on.

Apple Fitness+


● Stacks enables you to create your own fitness routine by grouping workouts or meditations.
● Custom Plans you create on your iPhone are available on Apple TV for an even more flexible workout or mediation schedule.

Multiuser


● Profiles now include system language preferences and AirPods pairings to further personalize the Apple TV experience.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)


● Download VPN apps on the App Store for Apple TV to access services that can encrypt and route certain network traffic.

Video formats


● Support for Dolby Vision 8.1 enables dynamic metadata to be preserved across more movies and shows when outputting to Dolby Vision capable TVs.


tvOS 17 Release Notes
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