tvOS update introduces picture-in-picture to Apple TV

Hot off the heels of announcing a bevy of new features for tvOS at WWDC, Apple has also added picture-in-picture to Apple TV.

The developer beta of tvOS launched on June 17, and 9to5Mac reports that viewers are now able to shrink videos to a smaller size in the corner of the screen while continuing to browse through other content and menus.

The feature is akin to picture-in-picture on iPad, which launched a few years ago, where users are able to shrink videos from most third party apps to a corner of their tablet.

The feature is currently limited to the Apple TV app on tvOS, but the report expects functionality to be added to popular streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

A public beta of tvOS 13 is expected to launch in July, with a fully implemented update later in 2019.

Other features announced for tvOS 13 include a new home screen; multi-user support for customers to access their own TV shows, movies, music and recommendations; support for Apple Arcade; expanded game controller support; and new 4K HDR screensavers filmed under the sea.

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