Beta software for the Apple TV has arrived for participants in the Apple Beta Software Program. This is the first time that device owners can try tvOS 16 without being a developer. The latest version brings cross-device connectivity, which is sure to bring new features by integrating Apple TV apps with those on the Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad. With tvOS 16 the Apple TV also gets Matter support, bringing better compatibility with smart home accessories using this standard.
Apple continues to update its products, big and small. The Siri Remote for Apple TV (2nd gen) is no different. Even a remote control can be wirelessly updated with new firmware when it becomes available. While Apple does not list features or bug fixes included in these under-the-radar updates, the remote automatically installs its own firmware when certain conditions are met.
Apple customers in the US can enjoy a special promotion for the next two weeks on new purchases of Apple TV hardware. Buying an Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K until July 14 delivers a bonus gift card direct from Apple. The $50 Apple gift card arrives via email shortly after purchasing an Apple TV unit on the Apple online store.
That's right, this deal is only available to individuals purchasing an Apple TV online. The same gift card promotion is not applicable to in-store retail purchases. Purchases from the Apple online store are delivered to your doorstep with free shipping.
Now that NCAA Tournament brackets have been filled out, it's time to follow all of the action. Keep up with the latest March Madness games by streaming live from almost anywhere. Games will be broadcast across several different TV networks in 2022 starting today. CBS, TNT, and truTV are slated to carry the men's tournament, with limited coverage also available on NCAA.com. Games can be watched on any Apple device, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac.
No, the Apple TV cannot be used to place or join a FaceTime call.
iPhone and iPad owners can use Screen Mirroring before initiating a FaceTime call. In this way, the FaceTime call can be displayed on the Apple TV. Just remember that the iPhone or iPad camera is still being used for the call.