Today is the first day of WWDC, Apple's flagship developer conference. That means that the company is announcing the next versions of all of its operating systems, such as iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. First on the list is tvOS 13.
There's not a whole lot that's new, which is why it's up first. This isn't surprising, as tvOS has received pretty minor updates for the last couple of years.
First up, it has a redesigned UI, which will show you previews for things that you might want to watch. But of course, not everyone in your home wants to watch the same thing.
Indeed, tvOS is finally getting multi-user support. Interestingly, this is something that's still not supported on iOS, with iPads being shared in homes.
One thing that it's being updated for is Apple Arcade, Apple's new gaming service that was announced in March. You'll now be able to use your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 controller with your Apple TV.
Finally, there are new Apple Music features.
Similar to Amazon's X-Ray Lyrics feature, you'll be able to view lyrics as songs are playing. Lyrics showed up on iOS a few years ago, but they're just a sheet of lyrics. Now, it will highlight the lines from the song as it's playing. This is another feature that we'll likely see on iOS sooner rather than later; however, that's coming later in the keynote.
tvOS 13 will likely show up in a developer beta later today, followed byy a public release this fall.
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