What's Apple tvOS14?
Software update for Apple TV
TvOS 14 is a software update for the Apple TV. The update will be available for the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K models this fall. After the release, you can update your Apple TV via the settings. There is also a function that lets you update your Apple TV automatically. This way, you're able to use the new software as soon as it's available.
A useful new function of tvOS 14 is the Picture-in-Picture mode. This allows you to easily watch 2 videos at the same time. For example, you can watch the news while also following a workout video. Or you can keep an eye on that important sports match while you stream your favorite series. As you watch a video in full screen mode, you see a small window in the corner playing the other video.
Control Homekit via Apple TV
Are you using smart devices at home and do you control these with Apple HomeKit? In that case, tvOS 14 has even more to offer. You can now easily control your smart devices via the large screen of your television with the Apple TV app. This way, you're always able to operate the devices in your home while watching TV. For example, when someone rings the doorbell, you see a notification on the screen of you TV right away showing footage of whoever is on your doorstep.
Switch between profiles more easily in Apple Arcade
With tvOS 14, Apple also makes it easier to switch between profiles in Apple Arcade. You can easily switch to a different profile and resume a game from where you left off. This also works if several users are playing the same game. At the same time, it allows the Apple TV app to keep track of the individual performance of the players. Even if multiple household members use Apple Arcade, you'll never get in each other's way.