Apple TV gains 'zero sign-on' to ease subscription TV app access


Apple TV introduced its 4K model past year, and made a name for itself with access to a ton of 4K HDR movies and TV shows. Like 4K and HDR, Apple will not charge anything extra for Dolby Atmos features; you can simply use them if you have access to the right hardware. With tvOS 12, Apple TV 4K will be the only streaming player both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos certified, delivering the highest quality cinematic experience of stunning 4K HDR visuals and immersive sound that flows all around in three-dimensional space. Dolby Atmos on Apple TV 4KApple says that iTunes will offer the largest movie library with Dolby Atmos sound available anywhere.

Later this year, customers in the USA 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.

Finally, Apple partnered with the International Space Station and NASA to create new panoramic space vistas that were shot from the ISS. It will be the only streaming box to do so although it requires a compatible sound bar and TV.

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Finaly, the Apple TV platform is set to receive 'Zero Sign On, ' a service that will allow users to sign Apple TV without credentials, if the set-top box is connected to their TV provider's broadband network.

In other Apple TV news, the iPhone Control Center will now feature an Apple TV tile that will act as a TV remote. Users can also swipe to see a different Aerial.

Dolby Atmos support is coming to Apple TV 4K later this year with the release of tvOS 12. According to Apple, the Apple TV business has grown 50% year-over-year, which is pretty impressive for a product that not a whole lot of people talk about.

Apple also announced that they are enabling support for select 3 party remotes.