Apple WWDC 2023: Apple tvOS17 brings FaceTime and video conferencing to your TV

No more squinting at tiny screens during video calls!

Apple, at WWDC 2023,  has dropped new software updates for Apple TV 4K, promising to make your TV watching experience way more entertaining and interactive. With the arrival of tvOS 17, you'll now have a new Control Center at your fingertips, along with other cool enhancements like FaceTime and video conferencing capabilities that will allow you to connect with people right from the comfort of your living room.

But here's where it gets really interesting: FaceTime on Apple TV takes advantage of Continuity Camera support, linking up with your iPhone or iPad wirelessly. This clever setup harnesses the power of your Apple device's camera and microphone to bring everyone together on the big screen. 

And Center Stage will keep everyone in the room perfectly framed on the TV, even as you bust a move or shimmy around. Plus, now you can use gesture-based reactions too, just wave your hands in the air and onscreen effects like hearts or fireworks will burst forth, adding a touch of whimsy to your conversations.

And hey, if you're in the mood for a cozy movie night or a binge-watching session with your loved ones, Apple TV's Split View has got you covered. You can watch your favorite shows or movies while simultaneously seeing everyone on the FaceTime call. 

The Apple TV 4K itself combines Apple TV+ and all the hottest streaming apps. Not to mention, it syncs up with Apple Music, Apple Fitness+, and Apple Arcade. With its A15 Bionic chip, smooth controls, and seamless interaction with other Apple devices and smart home accessories, we bet you're in for an impressive entertainment experience.

Oh, and music lovers, rejoice! Apple Music Sing lets you belt out your favorite tunes, and thanks to Continuity Camera integration, you can even see yourself on the screen and add some fancy filters. Get ready to become the star of your own living room concert!

The latest tvOS 17 update will also let you track down that elusive Siri Remote with ease. Just summon the Apple TV remote inside your iPhone's Control Center, and voila! It'll help you locate your Siri Remote (2nd generation or later) in no time. As you get closer to the remote, a handy onscreen circle grows bigger, guiding you like a treasure map. 

There's more to this update extravaganza! With Enhance Dialogue, Apple TV 4K paired with HomePod (2nd generation) comes to the rescue. It cleverly separates the dialogue from all the crazy background noise, action, and music, bringing it front and center. And Dolby Vision 8.1 support is here to elevate your cinematic experience. So prepare to be dazzled by dynamic metadata that works its magic on an even wider range of movies and TV shows. 

There's one more addition — Third-party VPN support! Now, developers can create VPN apps specifically for Apple TV. What does that mean for you? Well, if you're an enterprise or education user yearning to access content on your private network, this update is a game-changer. Apple TV can now be your go-to office and conference room buddy, no matter where you are. Talk about taking your work on a whirlwind adventure!