Apple Releases tvOS 14 With Picture in Picture, 4K YouTube Videos, HomeKit Secure Video Integration and More

Apple today released tvOS 14, the newest version of the tvOS operating system designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 14 comes after several months of beta testing.

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The tvOS 14 update can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ by going to System -> Software Update. ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates turned on will be upgraded to ‌tvOS 14 automatically.

tvOS 14 brings systemwide Picture in Picture, a feature designed to let you watch movies or TV shows in a small window in the corner of the TV screen while you do something else on the ‌Apple TV‌.

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A new Home section in the Control Center on the ‌Apple TV‌ allows HomeKit-connected devices to be controlled from the television set, plus there's an option to view HomeKit camera feeds on the larger screen of the TV or in Picture in Picture mode so you can keep an eye on your house while you watch TV.

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Apple Arcade on ‌Apple TV‌ supports multiple users, letting each tvOS user keep track of their individual game levels, leaderboards, and invitations. Additional gaming controllers are supported, including the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Xbox Adaptive Controllers. ‌Apple TV‌ games are also now able to take advantage of haptic feedback and other features built into controllers.

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There's an option to manually choose a screensaver category in ‌tvOS 14‌, and for those who watch YouTube, ‌tvOS 14‌ supports watching YouTube videos in 4K for the first time. The ‌Apple TV‌ now supports Audio Sharing with the AirPods so two people can connect their AirPods to the ‌Apple TV‌ at the same time.

Later this year, the ‌Apple TV‌ will gain a new Fitness app that will be compatible with Apple's new Fitness+ service, priced at $9.99 per month. Fitness+ offers access to workout videos with Apple-picked trainers across a variety of categories like yoga, dance, cycling, core, HIIT, and more.

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For more on all of the new features in tvOS 14, make sure to check out our roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

pelowj Avatar
48 months ago
So, how do you make 4K work with YouTube? Everything maxes out at HD for me.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
moabal Avatar
48 months ago
Is any one actually getting 4K on YouTube with tvOS14? I cannot get it to work since the betas. Is this something YouTube has to update on their end? Thanks.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
02275629 Avatar
48 months ago

So, how do you make 4K work with YouTube? Everything maxes out at HD for me.
You wait for Google to update their app. I know, lame. Who knows when they’ll update their app.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MauiPa Avatar
48 months ago

Audio sharing, yes! Now redesign that remote and we are in business.
You mean the best remote ever? Use your tv remote if you are old school
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BF1M Avatar
48 months ago
Audio sharing, yes! Now redesign that remote and we are in business.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Goodeye Avatar
48 months ago

Is any one actually getting 4K on YouTube with tvOS14? I cannot get it to work since the betas. Is this something YouTube has to update on their end? Thanks.
Yes they have to update their app.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)