Theater Mode in watchOS 3.2 Beta Gets First Hands-On [VIDEO]

Earlier this morning, Apple released the first beta of watchOS 3.2 to developers. MacRumors has posted a first hands-on with the new Theater Mode in the beta of watchOS 3.2.

Theatre Mode gives Apple Watch owners the ability to disable the “raise to wake” function on the watch. Users are still notified with haptic feedback of notifications, however, the watch’s display is never illuminated unless the digital crown in pressed.

Be sure to check out MacRumors hands-on video of Theater Mode in the first beta of watchOS 3.2 below:

Theater Mode was first leaked in late-December as a feature for the iPhone. Another large addition for developers in this beta is support for SiriKit.

SiriKit has been available on the iPhone and iPad since iOS 10 was released. In addition to extending Siri’s support for messaging, photo search and phone calls to more apps when paired with an iPhone, the API also gives developers support for new services, including ride booking and personal payments.

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  • Andy

    I would use this feature on a regular basis so it doesn’t keep turning on while washing dishes, or any other activity where my wrist is raised.

  • Francis Paquette

    I agree. Also during I’m sleeping.

  • Andy

    Omg I’m so dumb.

    I could just turn off the Raise To Wake setting on the watch.

  • Francis Paquette

    Yep but the theater mode is an easier way to do it