tvOS 10 hands on: Taking Apple TV to the next level

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Apple TV remote
Check out the betas for tvOS and the new iOS Remote app in action.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Along with macOS, iOS and watchOS Apple recently unveiled the latest system update to their Apple TV operating system: tvOS 10.

tvOS 10 brings some great new additions along with a new iOS remote app. To see the new Apple TV and remote app updates in action, check out the video below.

Siri on Apple TV is now more useful than ever — allowing you to search for videos on YouTube, ask general questions like “Show me high school movies from the 80’s” and much, much more.

There’s also a new dark mode bringing down the overall brightness of the UI, making it easier to use late at night. In addition tvOS 10 now has single sign-on (which I sadly couldn’t find in this developer preview!), helpful SDK’s for developers and a new iOS remote companion app.

Need more hands on videos?

It’s not just the tvOS beta I’ve installed, to check out my other hands on beta videos click on the links below.

  • macOS Sierra hands on: The first macOS beta was released earlier this week, with updates going a lot further than just a name change.
  • iOS 10 hands on: With a host of new features, many of which go more than just skin deep, iOS 10 will brings loads of new functionality to iPhones and iPads.

tvOS 10 and the new iOS remote app are available now for developers. Public release will come this fall along with macOS, iOS 10 and watchOS 3. Make sure you subscribe to Cult of Mac’s YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any of the latest videos.