In addition to New Apple TV 4K unveiled With the A15 Bionic chip and more, Apple today previewed several new Siri-related features that will be available on Apple TV in the tvOS 16 update later this year. It appears that at least some features are enabled in the tvOS 16.1 Release Candidate that was made available earlier today, while some may arrive with tvOS 16.2.

tvOS 16 Siri Compact
New features announced:

  • Siri has been redesigned with a more compact interface that allows users to quickly view results at a glance in the lower right corner of the screen.
  • Siri voice recognition for up to six family members will allow Apple TV 4K to understand who is speaking and respond with personalized recommendations tailored to them based on their user profile.
  • Users who wear AirPods will be able to say “Hey Siri” instead of using Siri Remote.
  • Siri will be supported on tvOS in Denmark, Luxembourg and Singapore later this year. Support has recently been added for Chile, Finland and South Africa.

The new built-in Siri interface and “Hey Siri” support for AirPods have already been implemented in tvOS 16.1 Release CandidateThe features should be available to all users when tvOS 16.1 is released next week.

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