Apple updates Apple TV software

The new Apple TV box

The new Apple TV box

Apple has issued an update for its tvOS Apple TV software, letting owners of the latest generation Apple TV box use voice controls to enter text and search for apps.

The tvOS 9.2 update enables remote control-triggered dictation in English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish.

Additional language support means that Siri now also understands Spanish in the US, French in Canada and lets users choose between Australian English, UK English, or US English.

Other new features in the update include the ability for users to access their iCloud Photo Library on their TV, and the option to create folders to organsie apps.

“tvOS 9.2 also includes an update for your Apple TV Remote. This update adds compatibility with Samsung sound bars and improves general performance,” said Apple in the release notes.

The update is available now for fourth generation Apple TV boxes, which Apple launched in September. News of the update came as Apple launched the iPhone SE and a 9.7-inch iPad Pro – the latest additions to its mobile device lines.