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Apple TV separate logins

Is Cupertino Prepping Apple TV Separate Logins, PiP?

Connected Theater
April 17, 2017

Apple TV separate logins could arrive this year.

Until now, most of the rumors floating around about the so-called “Apple TV 5” have focused on hardware improvements. Now, The Verifier offers some software tidbits about the next version of Cupertino’s hobby device.

Besides 4K-compatibility, the Apple TV 5 might feature multi-user modes and Picture-in-Picture (PiP) capabilities. The former would separate user content by profile, including music, iCloud documents, and more. Different logins would also allow users to personalize their Apple TV apps and layout.

Apple TV already supports multiple Apple IDs for buying separate apps, games, movies, TV shows, and more. However, Apple TV separate logins have remained elusive.

PiP, which is already available on iPad, would enable users to watch a video in a window while browsing other Apple TV content. For example, you could watch Hulu while playing a game or checking the weather.

If The Verifier report is correct, it suggests that multi-user logins could also be arriving for iPad in “iOS 11.” This feature is already available for educators.

Although we probably won’t see a next-generation Apple TV launch until fall, the new software features could arrive through a new tvOS beta as early as June during the keynote for the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). If correct, this would mean the new software features would be compatible with the current Apple TV too.

What do you hope to see on the Apple TV 5? Leave your comments below.

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