tvOS 13

Don't mess with that screen. Yes, your Apple TV might look a little bit different thanks to tvOS 13. Here's everything you need to know about the latest software update.

What's new in tvOS 13?

September 24, 2019: tvOS 13 is available for Apple TV. More minor than previous tvOS updates perhaps, the new version does bring a new Home screen, multi-user support, and more to the entertainment device.

Multi-user support

Apple TV multiple users

The most significant feature to come out of tvOS 13 is multi-user support, meaning that everyone in the home gets their own up next list and recommendations for shows and movies to watch and enjoy.

New Home Screen

Apple TV home screen on tvOS 13

With Apple TV 4K and tvOS 13, you'll get a whole new home screen design for discovery.

You'll be able to now play full-screen video previews straight from your home screen; you can easily and quickly enjoy all the latest and greatest movies, games, music, and television shows.

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Apple Music

Multi-user support also allows users to get their own personalized music experience. But, the coolest new feature when it comes to tvOS and Apple Music is you can now see the lyrics to your songs that are synced perfectly in time with the music (karaoke, anyone?)

Apple Arcade

When it comes to Apple Arcade and tvOS, Apple is now extending support to two of the most popular controllers in the world — the Xbox One S controller, and the PlayStation DualShock 4. This means you can play all of your favorite Apple Arcade games with your favorite console controller effortlessly.

Apple Arcade arrives Sept. 19 and is priced at $4.99 per month with the first month free.


Screensavers captivated and awed audiences last year thanks to the stunning outer space images from NASA, but this year, Apple is going under-the-sea with help from the BBC.

Using 4K HDR footage, you'll have the option to project and display a stunning underwater landscape on your Apple TV.

Apple TV+

Apple's original subscription service will be available in the Apple TV app. The Apple TV app is also available on select third-party platforms and other Apple devices. Apple TV+ arrives on Nov. 1 priced at $4.99 per month and includes a free seven-day trial.

App update descriptions

You can now find information about what's new in the latest version of any app on Apple TV. Just head to its page in the App Store and scroll down to the About section to find.

Ready to download?

You can install tvOS 13 through the updte feature on Apple TV.

What do you think?

Are you excited for all the latest and greatest updates with tvOS 13? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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