tvOS 16.2 Beta Enables Siri Voice Recognition on Apple TV for Personalized Usage

The first beta of tvOS 16.2, which hit developers this week, enables Siri voice recognition on Apple TV for a more personalized experience.

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The new feature allows Siri to recognize your voice and switch to your Apple TV user profile, play your music and provide personalized video recommendations, with support for up to six family members, Apple says. The feature will be available to all users when tvOS 16.2 is released later this year – probably in December.

As he notes Screen time by managing editor Sigmund Judge, your Siri voice profile from your iPhone or iPad can be connected to your Apple TV. Judge shared a preview of the feature on Twitter, but it’s not yet fully functional in beta.

Apple released tvOS 16.1 earlier this week with a new compact Siri interface and added support for “Hey Siri” voice commands via AirPods on Apple TV.

Last week, the Apple TV 4K received a specification boost with new features including the A15 Bionic chip, support for HDR10+ video in compatible apps, up to 128GB of storage, a Siri remote with a USB-C port for charging, a thinner and lighter design no internal fan and more. Prices now start at a lower $129 to $149 depending on configuration.

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