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tvOS 14 brings improved multi-user support to Apple TV

Updated Jun 22nd, 2020 2:25PM EDT
tvOS 14: WWDC 2020

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  • Apple announced tvOS 14 on Monday at WWDC 2020, showing off all of the new features that the software update will bring to Apple TV devices this fall.
  • Multi-user support for games will allow people to keep their individual progress in a game on their account, and Picture in Picture is coming to Apple TV as well.
  • We also got to see the first teaser trailer for the new Apple TV+ original series Foundation.

Without a physical crowd to worry about, Apple’s WWDC keynote has been more fast-paced than ever, but no less busy than it would have been before the pandemic. We’ve seen updates for iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and even new features for AirPods, but Apple isn’t done quite yet. Apple TV is as important as ever for Apple following the launch of the Apple TV+ subscription service, and tvOS 14 is bringing new features to the hardware.

Improved multi-user support means that you can now switch between users on your Apple TV and pick up in a game right where you left off. Switch over to another user and you’ll see their progress instead. In other words, you’ll never have to worry about losing progress in a game, as long as you’re on the right account. tvOS 14 also adds support for the Xbox Elite Series 2 and Xbox Adaptive Controller, so you have even more ways to play.

We also learned that the Apple TV app will be coming to Sony and Vizio smart TVs later this summer, and we got to see the first teaser trailer for Foundation, which will come to Apple TV+ in 2021:

Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, Foundation chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire.

Other tvOS features coming in the update this fall include Audio Sharing with AirPods, Picture in Picture, the ability to see pictures from your Photos app in 4K with AirPlay, and camera feeds from your home on your TV.

Jacob Siegal
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Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.