FaceTime Launching on Apple TV With iPhone and iPad Camera Support

Apple today announced that FaceTime is launching on Apple TV as part of tvOS 17. The feature will take advantage of Apple's Continuity Camera feature, allowing for people to use a wirelessly connected iPhone or iPad camera to participate in a video call.

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Users will be able to start a FaceTime call directly from the new FaceTime app on Apple TV, or hand off a FaceTime call from an iPhone or iPad to your TV. The feature requires a second-generation Apple TV 4K or newer updated to tvOS 17, as well as any iPhone or iPad model updated to iOS 17 or iPadOS 17 for camera and microphone functionality.

FaceTime on the Apple TV supports Center Stage, an existing feature that keeps people perfectly framed on the screen, even as they move around. New gesture-based reactions allow callers to use their hands to initiate on-screen effects, such as hearts or fireworks. FaceTime calls can be transferred back to an iPhone or iPad as needed.

tvOS 17 and iOS 17 are available in beta starting today, and the software updates will be released to the public later this year.

Top Rated Comments

ttyRazor Avatar
12 months ago
This is so obvious it’s painful. Here I was hoping for a HomePod soundbar with a Facetime camera; this is so much better.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ID_Field_Blank Avatar
12 months ago
I like this! Does anybody know what phone stand that is they’ve used in the screenshot above? Looks quite nice
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
akatsuki Avatar
12 months ago
I wish I could hook up a webcam to an AppleTV to make this work.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PhoenixDown Avatar
12 months ago
I really wish we had this back in 2020...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dugbug Avatar
12 months ago
I have wanted this for so long. we usually throw the iphone display up on the tv and its awkward to set up.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
markfc Avatar
12 months ago
3 years too late but hey Ho. Was hoping for a combined Dolby Atmos AppleTV Soundbar with built in FaceTime cam.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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