Apple today released tvOS 14, the latest version of the tvOS operating system designed to run on fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models.
The tvOS 14 update can be downloaded via the Settings app on the Apple TV by going to “System” -> “Software Update.” If you have automatic software updates turned on tour Apple TVwill be upgraded to tvOS 14 automatically.
tvOS 14 brings a systemwide Picture in Picture mode, allowing users to watch movies or TV shows, in a small window in the corner of the screen while they do something else on the Apple TV.
A new Home app in tvOS 14 allows HomeKit-connected devices to be controlled right from the TV. HomeKit camera feeds can be viewed on the larger screen of the television or in Picture in Picture mode.
Apple Arcade now supports multiple users, allowing each tvOS user to track their individual game levels, leaderboards, and invitations. The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Xbox Adaptive Controllers are now supported, and Apple TV games can now take advantage of haptic feedback and other features built into those controllers.
Users can now manually choose a screensaver category, and tvOS 14 supports watching YouTube videos in 4K for the first time.
Audio Sharing with AirPods is now supported, allowing two people to connect their AirPods to the Apple TV at the same time.
Later this year, the Apple TV will gain a new Fitness app to support Apple’s new Fitness+ service, priced at $9.99 per month. Fitness+ offers access to workout videos across a variety of categories like yoga, dance, cycling, core, and more.