The launch of new iWork and iLife apps today for iOS and Mac also introduced a new channel for the Apple TV called iMovie Theater. According to Apple’s press release, Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services said today was the “biggest day for apps in Apple’s history”:
“These new versions deliver seamless experiences across devices that you can’t find anywhere else and are packed with great features like iMovie Theater, Drummer and a new unified file format for iWork documents across all your devices.”
Apple explains with iMovie Theater, you can “watch your shared clips, movies, and trailers on all your Apple devices, even your Apple TV.” The projects you create in iMovie and share to Theater will automatically appear in the channel.
Pictures of iMovie Theater are below. It showed up on our Apple TV running version 6.0 (6646.65), the latest version. If you don’t see it, you will most likely have to update your device to the latest software version.
How to determine iMovie Theater clips and movies? Easy. Just tap the ‘Theater’ tab in iMovie on your Mac and you can see what is part of iCloud:
The feature requires iCloud to maintain shared content across all of your devices.
Also note the Apple Events channel is also now available so you can watch today’s iPad special event keynote again.
Update: Some users in Canada aren’t getting access to the feature. What I did was sign in and out of my iCloud account on Apple TV, then also uploaded an iMovie clip to Theater. Here it is below on my Apple TV: