Saturday, September 23

Through the powerful integration of hardware and software, Apple TV 4K today launched FaceTime on TV17 on TVOS and will become an even more versatile living room device, bringing new ways to connect with family and friends.1 Users can make calls directly from Apple TV 4K or initiate calls on an iPhone or iPad and hand them over to Apple TV 4K. FaceTime on Apple TV 4K uses Continuity Camera support to wirelessly connect to an iPhone or iPad and brings the devices’ cameras and microphones together on the TV.

New tvOS applications from Webex by Cisco and Zoom later this year will use the Continuity Camera and extend their connectivity capabilities to the Apple TV 4K. Developers can take advantage of the advanced camera APIs on Apple TV 4K to integrate iPhone or iPad with their TVOS apps and create new collaborative and immersive entertainment experiences for the living room.

Also new in tvOS 17 on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD is expanded functionality with Siri. Users can ask more general questions and receive helpful responses, making Siri more approachable and useful.

Additional features are available with TVOS 17:

  • A Redesigned control center On Apple TV It makes it easier than ever for users to access key settings and information throughout the Apple TV experience. From the home screen, Control Center now displays system status, including the clock and active profile, and expands with other helpful details based on user activity.
  • Interaction with Apple Music And continuous camera It allows users to visualize themselves singing along to their favorite tracks and add fun filters.2
  • Memories as screen savers Let users enjoy photos from their personal library, shared library, or both on the big screen.
  • Improve conversation. It isolates speech from background noise and transmits it to the center channel so users can clearly hear what’s being said in a movie or TV show on Apple TV 4K with effects, action and music when paired with HomePod (2nd generation). ).
tvOS 17 is available as a free software update for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. Features are subject to change. Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages ​​or on all devices. For more information, visit


Warren is a tech expert and writer who focuses on Apple products. He has been writing about the iPhone since it was first released in 2007, and he has continued to follow the company's releases and updates closely. He has also written about other Apple products, including the iPad, Apple TV, and Mac computers.