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Apple TV OS 9.2 gets folders and voice dictation (pictures)

The latest version of Apple TV is now available to download, along with an array of welcome enhancements.

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Apple TV update 9.2

Version 9.2 includes enhancements such as better voice search and dictation, sorting by folders and photo integration.

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Folders

You can now group shortcuts together into folders, which is something you've been able to do for years on iPhones and iPads.

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Drag to create folders

To create a folder, simply hold down the first shortcut you want to move and then drag it onto another shortcut. For example, you could drag Netflix onto Hulu.

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Search app store using voice

Hold down the microphone button in the app store and simply say the name of the app you're looking for.

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...But it doesn't always work properly

Sometimes it tries to search the Web if it can't find your search term. Not always successfully.

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iCloud Photo Library and Live Photos support

The new software also allows the Apple TV to display all of the photos stored in your iCloud Photo library.

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iCloud Photo

This is a change from previous versions of Apple TV. The set-top box could only access Photo Stream photos in the past, and these would expire after a set period.

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