Alongside iOS 12, Apple also previewed the all-new tvOS 12 at WWDC today, which promises to take the cinematic experience of Apple TV 4K to the next level with support for Dolby Atmos audio, as well as new features to easily access TV shows and movies, with stunning new aerial screensavers shot by NASA astronauts about the International Space Station (ISS).
Apple announced during the keynote that later this year, iTunes will become home to the largest collection of Dolby Atmos-supported movies in the world, and these titles will also include Dolby Atmos audio for free. With tvOS 12, Apple TV 4K will become the only Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos certified streaming player, offering the highest quality cinematic experience.
Later this year, customers in the U.S. will have access to live channels and tens of thousands of on-demand programs via an all-new Spectrum TV app on their Apple TV 4K, iPhone and iPad, seamlessly integrated with Siri and the Apple TV App.
“Aerial screensavers are a favorite of Apple TV users and reach new heights with tvOS 12. Apple, in collaboration with the International Space Station National Lab and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, unveiled brand new aerials shot from space by NASA astronauts, so Apple TV customers can enjoy even more stunning scenes filmed in 4K HDR.”
With iOS 12, users will be able securely AutoFill passwords from iPhone and iPad to Apple TV to easily sign in to Apple TV apps, and the Apple TV Remote will be automatically added to Control Center.
The tvOS 12 developer preview is available for Apple Developer Program members at developer.apple.com starting today and will be released to the public for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV 4th generation later this year.