Even though Apple hasn’t released the first beta version of watchOS 3.2 to registered developers, the software will offer two notable additions – Theater Mode and SiriKit.
Grab the popcorn
In watchOS 3.2 release notes, Apple describes how Theater Mode works:
Theater Mode lets users quickly mute the sound on their Apple Watch and avoid waking the screen on wrist raise. Users still receive notifications (including haptics) while in Theater Mode, which they can view by tapping the screen or pressing the Digital Crown.
Even though Apple notes that the feature arrived in watchOS 3.1.3, which arrived to the public earlier this week, it doesn’t seem to be available to users. The option could possibly be activated when the watchOS beta is installed.
Apple also notes that SiriKit will arrive in Apple Watch software. That will allow users to accomplish tasks like book a ride, send a message, make a payment, or make other requests to an app. The functionality arrived on the iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.