tvOS 11 may finally add support for multiple users

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The Apple TV may be set to get support for multiple users, based on a new rumor that claims to know details of upcoming tvOS 11 update.

Apple is expected to unveil its new tvOS 11 software during its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference in June. According to the report, Apple TV users will be getting a lot of cool features to worth getting excited about.

iPad users have been clamoring for multi-users support for years, but it sounds like Apple will keep them waiting. For the tvOS multiple users feature, sources at The Verifier claim Apple TV will allow users connect their Apple ID account to the TV using an iPhone or iPad.

Once accounts are pair to an Apple TV, you will be able to listen to playlists from Apple Music, download content from your iTunes account, use your own apps and view iCloud photos and videos.

Switching accounts will supposedly be as easy as changing TV channels. The site’s source says the multiple users feature is in advanced stages of development but may not make the tvOS 11 cut, so don’t get your hopes up quite yet.

Picture-in-picture may come to Apple TV too, the report claims. Apple already integrated the feature into iOS and macOS. Bringing it to Apple TV would make sense as many TVs already offer the feature.

  • Pietro Di Meglio

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