What’s new in tvOS 16 for Apple TV
Here are some of the new features and enhancements in the latest version of tvOS. Not all features and content are available in all countries or regions.
iCloud Shared Photo Library (tvOS 16.1). Set up iCloud Shared Photo Library on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, then view photos and videos shared by your friends or family in the Photos app on Apple TV. See View iCloud Photos and Shared Photo Library on Apple TV.
iPhone support for Fitness+ (tvOS 16.1). If you don’t have an Apple Watch, you can use iPhone to join Fitness+ workouts in the Fitness app on Apple TV. See Apple Fitness app at a glance.
SharePlay support for AirPlay (tvOS 16.1). During SharePlay, use AirPlay to stream video to Apple TV from a Mac with macOS Ventura 13.0 or later. See Watch together using SharePlay on Apple TV.
Support for multiple languages. Add multiple languages to Apple TV so that you can quickly switch input languages when entering text using the onscreen keyboard, or change the display language. See Change the language or region format on Apple TV.
Buddy Controller. Play games on Apple TV with assistance from a friend by combining two game controllers for use as a single player. See Adjust game controller settings on Apple TV.
Support for Personalized Spatial Audio. Use your iPhone with iOS 16 or later to create a Spatial Audio profile that improves sound on AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max when you use them with Apple TV. See Access Spatial Audio and noise controls for AirPods on Apple TV 4K.
My Sports. Turn on My Sports in the Apple TV app to follow your teams on Apple TV as well as across Apple News and other Apple apps on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. See Sports in the Apple TV app.
Hover Text (accessibility feature). Turn on Hover Text to see an enlarged text box for any item you select on Apple TV. See Use Hover Text to see enlarged text for items you select on Apple TV.