tvOS 12 for Apple TV (fourth generation) and Apple TV 4K is officially not available and available to all users. The annual software update for Apple TV includes support for Dolby Atmos audio for movies on iTunes and other apps, screen security details such as location information and a new zero sign-on feature for Spectrum TV and Internet customers (more providers will be available in the future). come).
With zero sign-on, video apps from networks based on your internet service provider are automatically verified without having to log in just once. Dolby Atmos supports more immersive audio from supported speakers and receivers iTunes is automatically upgrading supported movies for free. This makes Apple TV the only streaming box with both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support.
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More details of Apple's original tvOS 12 announcement:
Apple TV 4K delivers film experience of the highest quality with tvOS 12
Apple & # 39; s tvOS 12 takes the cinema experience of Apple TV 4K to the next level – making it the only streaming player that is both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos certified.
San Jose, California – Apple today gave a taste of tvOS 12, the powerful operating system designed to enjoy entertainment on the big screen, taking the cinema experience of Apple TV 4K to a new level with support for Dolby Atmos- audio, convenient new features for easy access to the shows and movies you love and breathtaking antennas shot from space.
Apple TV 4K has been a hit since its debut last fall, and offers customers the largest collection of 4K HDR movies, including free 4K HDR upgrades for previously purchased movies in customers' iTunes libraries. This fall iTunes is home to the largest collection of Dolby Atmos supported movies, and these titles also include free Dolby Atmos audio. With TVOS 12, the Apple TV 4K becomes the only streaming player that is both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos certified and offers the best cinematic experience with stunning 4K HDR images and immersive sound that flows all around the three-dimensional space.
New anti-theft devices on Apple TV were shot from space by NASA astronauts aboard the international space station ISS. Video providers around the world choose Apple TV 4K to deliver their subscription services to customers. Apple today announced that Charter Communications, the second largest cable operator in the US, will offer Apple TV 4K to their customers. Later this year, customers in nearly 50 million households will have access to live channels and tens of thousands of on-demand programs through a brand new Spectrum TV app on their Apple TV 4K, iPhone and iPad, seamlessly integrated with Siri and the Apple TV app. In addition, in the context of this collaboration, Charter will offer iPhone and iPad to customers while increasing their mobile presence. Charter joins ATT & # 39; s DirecTV Now in the US, CANAL + in France and Salt in Switzerland, who started offering their customers Apple TV 4K with their services.
Available on Apple TV, iPad and iPhone, the Apple TV app is the only destination to find TV shows, movies and more from more than 100 participating video apps in 10 countries. The Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV is the only destination to find TV shows & movies from more than 100 participating video apps in 10 countries. With single sign-on for Apple TV and iOS, users can log in once to access all video apps available through their cable subscription. With tvOS 12, Apple further simplifies the authentication process with zero sign-on. Apple TV simply detects the user's broadband network and automatically logs on to all supported apps they receive via their subscription – typing is not necessary. Zero registration starts with Charter later this year and will spread over time to other providers.
Anti-theft monitors are a favorite of Apple TV users and reach new heights with TVOS 12. In collaboration with the International Space Station National Lab and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Apple has unveiled brand new antennas shot from space by NASA astronauts, Apple TV customers can therefore enjoy even more beautiful scenes filmed in 4K HDR. Anti-theft protectors will also be more interactive, allowing viewers to see location information and swipe between dozens of beautiful antennas.
With the Apple TV Remote, automatically added to Control Center on iPhone and iPad, it is even easier to operate your Apple TV. With the extra TVOS 12 features for Apple TV 4K and the fourth generation of Apple TV, it's even easier for customers to access the shows and movies they love:
With iOS 12, users can securely enter passwords for auto-complete iPhone and iPad to Apple TV to easily sign in to Apple TV apps. The Apple TV Remote is automatically added to Control Center on iPhone or iPad for Apple TV users, giving users quick access to Apple TV controls. Home Control systems such as Control4, Crestron and Savant can be used to control Apple TV, including the use of Siri for voice search and operation.