If tvOS 16 was not discussed during Apple’s WWDC 2022, the operating system for Apple TV nevertheless benefits from a third beta of its future version. New features include Joy-Con and HDR10+ support.
During its WWDC 2022 conference, Apple didn’t really talk about tvOS, its in-house operating system for its Apple TVs. But the manufacturer is working on version 16 of tvOS and has already deployed a third beta.
There are some nice improvements, like Joy-Con support, HDR10+ support and other user experience changes.
Joy-Con and HDR10+ soon on Apple TV
As 9to5Mac reports, tvOS 16 will finally support the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con, but also the Switch Pro controller. In its update, Apple clarifies that “many additional Bluetooth and USB gamepads are supported by the Game Controller “. For several years, other controllers have been compatible, such as those of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 or, for a few months, those of Xbox Series and PS5.
This third tvOS 16 beta adds support for HDR10+, which is coming to the Apple TV app. The firm will also highlight video previews enriched with Apple TV+ content. Finally, Apple Fitness+ will be better integrated into the operating system since “at key moments during training, intensity measurements are announced and displayed on the screen“.
9to5Macnotes that HomePod 16 will enter public beta. For the moment, onlya small selection of developers can try out the HomePod OS beta, which is a variant of tvOS 16» and which equips the HomePod and HomePod mini.
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