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WWDC 2018: Apple TV Adds Zero Sign-on and Screensavers from Space with Latest tvOS

Apple TV is getting a new tvOS 12 update that will incldue new aerial screensavers and zero sign-on functionality.


Tim Cook and the whole Apple crew had a lot to show off at today's WWDC 2018 presentation. Fans got a look at new features of macOS Mojave, new iOS 12 functions, and even a peek at the all-new Memoji platform that allows for such innovations as tongue tracking technology. On the more entertainment-focused side, Apple revealed some of the new functions of Apple TV 4K and tvOS 12, including aerial screensavers and the new zero sign-on feature.

Other new features to tVOS 12 will also include full support for Dolby Atmos audio as well as support from the Dolby Atmos soundboard, a sound bar that functions perfectly with both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. Combined with the power of iTunes, the Apple TV will play host to the largest current collection of Atmos-supported movies available anywhere in the world.

Beyond this, Apple TV 4K and tvOS 12 will also include the all-new Aerial screensaver that uses awesome footage captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Apple TV users will also note new business collaborations with companies like DirecTV, Charter, Salt, and CANAL+ to bring an unprecedented amount of entertainment options straight into user's homes.

Apple TV and TV 4K users can expect the free upgrade to tvOS, as well as the many other software updates to Mac and iPhone systems, to land via iTunes sometime this fall.

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Kevin Tucker is a long-time gamer and writer with an eye for technological news and a drive for extensive research. When he's not off exploring virtual worlds, he spends his time working on motorcycles, reading science fiction, and playing electric bass.

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