Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has revealed new services and features for its 4th generation Apple TV during its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2016. The mentioned product was released during the previous year, and now features 6,000 applications on its operating system.
The Cupertino, California-based tech company has also made updates on the Remote app on the iPhone, which will serve as a Siri Remote, with game controls and playback features that customers find otherwise difficult to perform with the remote. In addition, it has also teamed up with other services, including Fox Sports, ESPN, and Sling, to bring customers the option to utilize live streams for their favorite shows.
Apple also provides more convenience for users to pair their various platforms and devices. Single Sign On will allow users to just sign in into a single service, which will connect all other devices and eliminate the hassle of going through the process every time.
The iPhone maker has also made its HomeKit software development kit (SDK) available for developers in order to aid them in creating applications to control devices for smart households. This marks the first significant step to compete with the Echo speaker of Amazon to be launched in the future.
In any case, the most recent update of Apple to the tvOS will allow developers to make the device a vital part of the household of consumers. While the update may not seem to be too substantial, it surely paves way for a next generation device, with better controls and smarter Siri.