Apple TV update 9.2 supports keyboards, folders, voice dictation and iCloud photos – CNET

While Apple dukes it out over iPhone security along with the FBI, its far-less-controversial Apple TV box is specified to grab incrementally much better along with the most up to date free software update.

In CEO Tim Cook’s remarks from Apple’s event today he touted the reality that the Apple TV app save has actually a lot more compared to 5,000 apps. He specified a special March Madness app, exclusive to the box, an app called Solar Walk 2, which “turns your living space in to a planetarium,” GrubHub, and a couple of games.

Today he likewise announced that the most up to date software update for the box’s TVOS operating system, version 9.2, is now offered for download.

So exactly what upgrades can easily Apple TV owners expect? As the beta releases indicated, they mostly revolve about making the device much easier to use.

Siri voice look for the app store

The Apple TV app save is a lot more prolific compared to ever, and until now you couldn’t usage the Siri voice remote to discover anything. Now you can. The feature allows you to discover individual app titles, also as categories love Games, by talking in to the remote.

Voice dictation

Here’s a cool usage for the Siri voice remote: As opposed to swiping about the horizontal on-screen keyboard to input characters for your username, password and others pieces of text-entry drudgery, you can easily speak them, letter-by-letter, number-by-number and symbol-by-symbol in to the Siri remote’s mic. Merely guarantee you pronounce “#$@~” correctly.

Bluetooth keyboard support

Speaking of making text entry easier, devoid of having to speak at all, the brand-new Apple TV finally obtains a feature the old one has actually had for years: the ability to connect a Bluetooth keyboard. Of course, the very first text-easing feature Apple updated (in version 9.1) was compatibility along with the remote app, so you can easily usage your iPhone or iPad to enter details in to the Apple TV.

Home screen folders, brand-new app switcher

That proliferation of apps on your homepage? You can easily finally organize them in to custom folders, Merely love on your iPhone and iPad, along with a couple of clicks. And the app switcher, which lets you opt for in between operating apps, has actually been redesigned in to a sleeker version.

iCloud Photo Library and Live Photos support

The brand-new software likewise allows the Apple TV to see all the photos kept in users’ iCloud Photo library, Merely love on others Apple devices. Previously the set-leading box might just access Photo Stream photos, which expire after a specified period. Apple TV users can easily likewise view Live Photos, where available, which are always short video clips recorded prior to and after the real photo.

The update to version 9.2 will certainly be offered as a free upgrade today to every one of brand-new (2015) Apple TV devices.

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