Apple today announced that the Apple TV 4K will gain support for Dolby Atmos surround sound technology. When the update appears later in the year, iTunes will automatically update compatible movies with Dolby Atmos support for free.
With the addition of Dolby Atmos, Apple said that this makes the Apple TV 4K the only streaming box with support for both 4K and Atmos.
Other features coming to tVOS include “Zero Sign-on,” so that if you’re on your TV provider’s broadband network, Apple will securely unlock all apps connected to a subscription service.
For the Apple TV’s Aerial screensavers, you’ll be able to tap to see descriptions of where each video was shot, and can swipe between screensavers. There will also be new Aerials of Earth taken from the International Space Station.