Apple didn’t announce that rumored mixed Apple TV system that will mix the set-top field with a HomePod speaker throughout its WWDC keynote, nevertheless it did announce a number of options that may enhance the Apple TV expertise — together with one which entails a HomePod Mini. Beginning this fall, Apple stated you’ll be capable to choose the HomePod Mini because the speaker on your Apple TV 4K. It additionally launched a handful of software program updates for Apple TV customers, together with a brand new strategy to see exhibits everybody within the household will like, and help for co-watching exhibits by FaceTime.
The co-watching function is definitely part of a bigger FaceTime replace, which is able to let customers stream music, TV, and display screen share by their FaceTime calls. The Apple TV app is a kind of that’s supported by this new system, referred to as SharePlay. It can now embrace a brand new “Shared with You” row that highlights the exhibits and films your folks are sharing, as effectively.
One other function referred to as “For All of You” will show a group of exhibits and films based mostly on everybody’s pursuits inside Apple TV’s interface. That is preferrred you’re planning to look at one thing as a household — like for film evening, for instance. And you may high-quality tune the strategies based mostly on who’s watching.
A brand new Apple TV widget can be being made out there, which now contains iPad help.
And the brand new help for HomePod Mini will assist ship “wealthy, balanced sound” and “crystal clear dialog,” whenever you’re watching Apple TV with the Mii arrange as your audio system, Apple stated.