Starting from next week, Apple TV users will be able to see what the latest version of tvOS has to offer, as the company has confirmed that tvOS 17 will be released on September 18. For those also invested in Apple’s other home-related devices and services, HomePod Software 17 is also due to be released on the same day.
Yesterday, Apple held its Wonderlust event where the Apple Watch 9, Apple Watch Ultra 2, iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, and the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max were all unveiled. As is often the case with new hardware products, new software is on the way as well.
While Apple didn’t announce any new Apple TV products, it did confirm that tvOS 17 would become available on September 18, along with iOS 17 and watchOS 10. For those waiting on the newest Mac opening system version, macOS Sonoma is now scheduled for release on September 26.
tvOS 17 was officially announced back in June, with all of the main features explained in detail at that time. Some of the most noteworthy include FaceTime support, a new Control Center, Dolby Vision 8.1 support, third-party VPN support, and the ability to use an iPhone to find a lost Siri remote
For those already running one of the beta versions, it is worth noting that Apple has also now released tvOS 17 Release Candidate (21J354). These ‘RC’ versions are typically made available shortly before the release of the final version, as is now the case with tvOS 17’s release next week.
For those not already running a beta version, you’ll only have to wait a few more days before the final version automatically begins rolling out to your Apple TV player.