Apple is adding new features to its Apple TV software. At its the company announced that new software for its streaming box, known as TVOS 14, would be available starting tomorrow, Sept. 16. The update adds camera integration from HomeKit-supported smart video cameras and doorbells, a picture-in-picture mode and updates to the Apple Arcade video game service.
Arcade will now support multiple profiles and can be paired with the Xbox Elite Series 2 and Xbox Adaptive controllers. AirPlay, meanwhile, now supports 4K streaming of videos from the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
Also new is support for connecting and listening with up to two sets of AirPods, as well as support for watching YouTube in 4K.
The software will be available at the same time Apple debutsand .
With the new update, Apple is making the Apple TV stronger as competition increases among media streamers and smart TVs, with Roku and Amazon making up the lion's share of the market with their respective platforms, Roku and Fire TV. Apple did not announce a new Apple TV device at its September 2020 event.
Google, which has its own rival smart TV software known as Android TV, is to be prepping a $50 dongle that will allow for videos in 4K HDR on TVs and for playing games through its Stadia video game streaming service. It could be announced at .