Apple TV is arriving with new apps and updated remote apps with new features and Homekit support for automation.
Apple announced at its big WWDC keynote, few updates for its Apple TV platform. New apps are arriving on the Apple TV which includes include Sling TV ,Fox Sports, the French streaming service Molotov and the Minecraft: Story Mode game. Apple is also upgrading its remote application on iPhone. You will be able to enjoy all these after Apple TV setup.
The app is more like a hardware remote but it has touch-based navigation, Siri voice search and it has ability to use the keyboard for input and game control using the accelerometer. As far the hardware is concerned a new feature called “Live Tune in” will let you switch between live streaming channels like Disney, ESPN and more instantly. Navigate Www apple tv com to get more updates on Apple TV.
It comes with dark theme now and with Automatic App downloads. This means whenever you install universal app on your iPhone or iPad, it will be present on your Apple TV too.
Apple came with the solution for signing in. Now you can sign in with your info one time, and it will be authenticated in all of the apps that supports it.
Once a user signed into one app so all the other corresponding app on Apple TV from participating pay-Tv providers will automatically log the user in to other app that require authentication.
During this single sign-in process customers can view a page of all the authenticated apps that the pay-providers provides which makes it easily discoverable, download and enjoy all their favorite channels or take the assistance of Apple Support.
Moreover, any network -TV app can take the advantage of this technology and enable single sign and simplify the process of sign –in. Further, Single sign-on will be available on both Apple TV and iOS.
For the developers Apple brings HomeKit, ReplayKit and PhotoKit to tvOS. Now developers can have home automation features to apps on the TV, pull pictures from photostream and much more.
With the ReplayKit which is already available on iOS 9 they can record and live broadcast form within the apps. Twitch –like features are common on Apple TV and even DVR-ish caching of live streams. Developer preview is already rolled out and will be available to us this fall.