The features introduced in the new beta release take the 4th generation Apple TV up to the mark against the older Apple TVs. Also with some common apps and features the tvOS 9.2 beta brings your Apple TV closer to iPhone and iPad.
On the tvOS 9.2 beta using the Podcasts app you will still miss some features, for instance the Siri won’t work on the Apple TV right now in some countries.
The tvOS 9.2 beta brings a number of features that have been missing when Apple made the first shipment of its new TV, back in October. For instance, you will get the Bluetooth keyboard support on the new Apple TV with tvOS 9.2 beta. Unlike the new Apple TV the older ones supported wireless keyboard out of the box.
The apps that bring the Apple TV closer to iPhone and iPad include the Apple Podcasts app. After getting the tvOS 9.2 beta on your Apple TV you can use the Podcasts app the way it is used on the iPhone and iPad. As it works on both iOS devices, you can subscribe and listen to podcasts right on your Apple TV.
Those who have used the Podcasts app on the iOS 9 will find it almost the same on the new Apple TV with many things unchanged. For instance, you will find things organized in the same way by un-played episodes, subscriptions, featured podcasts, top charts and search.
On the tvOS 9.2 beta using the Podcasts app you will still miss some features, for instance the Siri won’t work on the Apple TV right now in some countries. However, being a beta version we can expect many features to get improved later in the final release. Right now for those who have liked the Podcasts on iPhone and iPad it would be a nice experience to have the same on their Apple TV.
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