New in iOS 11 is a feature that lets you control Apple TV volume from Control Center widget and volume buttons on iOS device. No app is required for this to work.
Another day is upon us, and yet another new feature has been found in the iOS 11 platform which Apple currently has in beta.
Apple has done a wonderful job of publicizing exactly what is going to be unveiled in iOS 11 from a large, marketable new feature perspective, but hasn’t spilled the beans much on the smaller refinements. In the latest betas, it has been discovered that Apple now affords device owners with the ability to control the volume on a TV set directly through new redesigned Control Center and the built-in Apple TV widget in it.
Apple is clearly trying to make its devices work together in harmony in order to provide a better experience for those individuals who involve themselves in the company’s ecosystem. The use of AirPlay allows individuals to send media from an iOS device across to a fourth-generation Apple TV. That experience works wonderfully and means that people can sit back comfortably and watch that media, but this new found feature in iOS 11 means that additional aspects of that experience can be controlled via the iOS 11 device.
This new little feature is handled and controlled directly from the new Apple TV Control Center widget that exists in the revamped Control Center. It is extremely easy-to-use, and basically, means that anyone who is watching content on an Apple TV is able to use the volume rockers on the device to instantly control the volume on that TV that the fourth-generation Apple TV is connected to. The new feature means that users can now watch and connect to an Apple TV to consume media, as well as control the output volume by simply using the Volume Up and Down physical keys on the connected device when Apple TV widget is opened in Control Center – all without using any first or third-party apps.
This type of functionality has previously been available in the past but not natively in iOS. Users were able to use the official Apple TV Remote app downloaded from the App Store to do this but weren’t able to easily do it natively through Control Center without any other type of download onto the device.
As we have previously mentioned, this isn’t a big feature addition to iOS, but it’s still a notable little improvement which will definitely improve the overall user-experience.
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