Apple TV gets FaceTime integration and Spatial Audio

Today, at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2021 keynote, Apple announced updates to its Apple TV devices. Prominent among the new features are SharePlay, live content sharing feature from the new iOS 15 FaceTime app, and spatial audio when using AirPods Pro or AirPods Max.

While Apple didn’t announce a new version of tvOS, the software that runs the Apple TV streaming media device, it detailed a number of new enhancements coming to both the Apple TV as well as the Apple TV app, which is also available on third parties. is. Devices such as smart TVs.

With SharePlay, people who are using FaceTime on their other Apple devices can choose to create an instant Watch Party by selecting a movie or TV show to watch with friends. You can watch on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, but it’s better to watch on the biggest screen, so SharePlay sessions can be sent to Apple TV 4K.

Apple has been using its Spatial Audio feature for some time, but it has been restricted to select movies from the Apple TV+ streaming service, and it only works on the iPhone when wearing AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. Now, the same theater-like sound experience will work with this content when using Apple TV 4K – just pair AirPods Pro or Max to your Apple TV to turn it on.

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