“tvOS is the newest of Apple’s four platforms,” Rene Ritchie writes for iMore. “Based on the same underpinnings as the iPhone and iPad, but with an interface all its own, it brought the App Store to the television and breathed new life into the Apple TV.”
“Though Apple’s not sticking a landmark or number behind it the way it is for macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, or iOS 10, the company is releasing a second major version of the big screen software this fall,” Ritchie writes. “Internally tvOS 10, it comes updates to the Siri virtual assistant, and to Photos and Music. There’s also a way to darken the interface, to live-stream your gaming, to automatically download apps you’ve gotten elsewhere, and a new remote app for iPhone.”
“Games have been set free from the Siri Remote, so developers can concentrate on making truly console-quality experiences. And they can make them for up to four controllers now as well. It’s a boon for both casual and hardcore gaming alike,” Ritchie writes. “Those games can also now be recorded and even live streamed to popular social gaming networks. Watching gaming has become almost as popular as gaming — so has watching while gaming — so getting the Apple TV in on the action is terrific.”
Tons more in the comprehensive full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: tvOS 10 is a very significant update. We can’t wait to see what developers do with it. If Apple every gets a skinny bundles service together, Apple TV will be perfectly positioned and virtually irresistible to basically anyone with at least a decent TV screen.