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Apple TV Is Getting A New Control Center With tvOS 17

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Apple TV is set to get a new Control Center with the release of tvOS 17 later in the year. The confirmation of the new Control Center came during Appleā€™s WWDC event where the company unveiled a number of improvements and upgrades to its various platforms.

For example, Apple also confirmed that tvOs 17 will result in FaceTime becoming available on Apple TV 4K devices. While FaceTime on Apple TV requires an iPhone or iPad to work, it will make it possible to send the incoming FaceTime video feed to a nearby Apple TV player.

In terms of the new Control Center, Apple said it has been completely redesigned to make it more intuitive and the settings for connected devices easier to access. In a brief demonstration Apple highlighted how the new Control Center can be used to quickly access AirPods settings, as well as settings for connected cameras, system controls, and user profiles.

While these are already accessible through the Control Center, it looks like Apple is making them even quicker to access by giving them their own Control Center displays that the user can scroll through.

For example, instead of hitting the TV button on the remote to open Control Center and then navigating through the various settings to get to the right section, the user will be able to hit the TV button to open Control Center and then move right to navigate between individual displays for connected devices, security cameras, system controls, and user profiles.

As mentioned, the new Control Center on Apple TV is due to become available as part of the tvOS 17 upgrade. At present, tvOS is expected to begin rolling out in the fall.

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By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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