Ever since the first pong video game, tennis has been a classic way to play with friends. Developer Happy Labs has hit pay dirt with their Apple TV game Happy Tennis. Anyone familiar with Wii Sports will instantly recognize the style of gameplay here. Happy Tennis supports up to four players at the same time, just be sure to make enough room in front of the TV.
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Now that Apple TV supports apps, many App Store features that iPhone and iPad owners have become accustomed to can be accessed on tvOS. Top Charts, Search and others will look familiar, however there are some differences. For one, app promo codes or iTunes gift cards cannot be redeemed directly on the Apple TV. Instead, follow these steps to redeem using an iOS device or using iTunes on a computer.
Apple TV fans are still waiting for a live streaming package, which failed to materialize last year despite rumors of ongoing negotiations with content providers. Even as Apple continues to pursue such a subscription package, a new Live Tune-In feature has been added to tvOS 9.2. Live Tune-In combines certain apps that provide a live stream with Siri, to offer instant live viewing of supported channels.
One highlight of the Apple TV interface is the design of alerts. Minimalist grey boxes with a blurred background make options clear and buttons are easy to select with the Siri Remote. Not only are they functional, but tvOS alerts look great. The jailbreak tweak Palert brings a similar tvOS-inspired appearance to iOS notifications on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Now that tvOS has been updated to version 9.2, fourth-generation Apple TV owners may be wondering what's included in the free update and whether they should install it or not. While there's nothing in the new firmware that dramatically changes the capabilities of Apple's set top box, tvOS 9.2 is certainly worthwhile. Apple TV fans should not hesitate to update as the features listed below are welcome improvements.