Apple expanded universal search on Apple TV 4 to include Fox Now, FXNow, and National Geographic TV. At launch, the feature was limited to iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, HBO Now, Showtime and Showtime Anytime, but later Apple expanded it to include PBS and PBS Kids.
Apple today released tvOS 9.1 for Apple TV 4. It ads Siri support for Apple Music as well as the much-requested support for the Remote app for iPhone and iPad. watchOS 2.1, that was also released today, lets you navigate the new Apple TV using the Remote app on your Apple Watch.
Apple today released the second beta of tvOS 9.1 for Apple TV 4. No visual changes have been discovered yet, so it looks like the new beta only includes typical bug fixes and stability improvements. The release notes for this update include references to networking and scrolling tweaks.
Although it wasn’t officially announced yesterday, it looks that the 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV won’t be compatible with the new Apple TV operating system – tvOS. Older devices won’t be getting the App Store, Siri and third-part controllers. Basically, they probably won’t get any of the cool features announced yesterday for the “all-new Apple TV”.
As expected, Apple has toady announced the next generation Apple TV with big focus on apps and gaming. It runs the all-new tvOS operating system, based on Apple’s iOS, enabling iOS developers to create new apps and games specifically for Apple TV. Users will be able to download apps directly through the new Apple TV App Store.