Apple Announces watchOS 6 and tvOS 13 at WWDC 2019
Appleâ€™s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2019 kicked off with the announcement of its brand new operating system for its family of Apple Watches â€” watchOS 6. The new operating system brings tons of new features and improvements to the Apple Watch. Also, releases new updates for its TV devices – tvOS 13.
Apple watchOS 6
Here are some of the impressive new additions to the Apple Watch with watchOS 6:
Dedicated App Store
The Apple watch now gets support for its very own App Store which will let users download their favorite apps directly on the watch. Users will be able to search for apps using dictation, scribbles, or via Siri; plus, youâ€™ll be able to see product pages and more before you download the app.
More Apple Apps
Apple is also bringing more Apple Apps to the watch, including things like the Audibooks app, Voice memos, and even the calculator app along with support for calculating tips, and splitting bills with your friends.
Streaming Audio API for Streaming Apps
The Apple watch will now be able to use streaming apps without the need for an iPhone, so youâ€™ll be able to listen to your favorite podcasts and audiobooks on your watch independently, without having to rely on your iPhone.
Thereâ€™s a lot more coming in watchOS 6, and weâ€™ll keep you updated, so check back often.
Apple TVs are getting updated this Fall with a new tvOS, of course, and that is tvOS 13. It introduces a few but important updates.
First, there is a brand new homescreen with live previews and better organization, which is very welcome.
Multi-user support is finally coming with tvOS 13 as well. It will work independently within Apple Music. Oh, and Apple Music is also getting a synced lyrics!
Native Support For Controllers
Gaming will be changed on tvOS as well. The devices running tvOS 13 will have native support for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers and they can connect easily any of those.
More On tvOS 13
Apple tvOS 13 also comes with new underwater screensavers.
Finally, Apple will be bringing its video streaming service later this year and it has already released a trailer for its first show – For All Mankind – coming from Ronald Moor – the man behind Battlestar Galactica and quite a few Star Trek TV shows.