The Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2022 will begin a few days from now. On June 6th, Apple may announce tvOS 16. It marks the next major release of Apple’s software platform for Apple TV and HomePod. Summarize all the latest rumors and expectations about this year’s tvOS 16, including new features, release information, and more.
When will tvOS 16 be announced?
tvOS 16 may be announced at the WWDC 2022 keynote on June 6th. The event takes place online, but some students and developers can attend the keynote directly at Apple Park.
After the announcement, Apple will test the operating system for months until it’s released to all users around September, as we’ve done over the past few years.
Especially for the HomePod 16 software update, only selected developers may be able to test it since the company released its smart speaker lineup.
Devices supported by tvOS16
Unlike iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS devices, Apple seems to have no reason to continue to support existing Apple TV and HomePod products.
With that in mind, here’s what Apple TV and HomePods might receive tvOS16:
- Apple TV 4K (2nd generation)
- Apple TV 4K (1st generation)
- Apple TV Full HD (4th Generation)
- HomePod mini (2020)
- HomePod (2018)