Apple has launched tvOS 16.4.1 and HomePod Software program 16.4.1 with efficiency enhancements for Apple TV and HomePod house owners. This replace comes after final week’s iOS 16.4.1 replace, together with bug fixes and main safety patches.
The construct quantity for tvOS 16.4.1 and HomePod Software program 16.4.1 is 20L49B. Apple solely says this replace accommodates “efficiency and stability enhancements,” so, in the meanwhile, it’s unclear if there’s a design change or every other characteristic.
Curiously sufficient, tvOS 16.4 additionally introduced “stability enhancements and bug fixes,” in response to Apple’s launch notes, however the earlier replace additionally supplied a Dim Flashing Lights characteristic, which is an accessibility choice to mechanically dim the show of video when flashes of sunshine or strobe results are detected.
Earlier than that, tvOS 16.3 was filled with options. It enabled temperature and humidity sensors for the HomePod mini and HomePod 2 fashions. Curiously, it was already recognized that the HomePod mini supplied these sensors. Nonetheless, they’ve been disabled from the beginning, and Apple determined to launch them now alongside a brand new HomePod mannequin.
As well as, that working system replace introduced remastered ambient sounds by making them extra immersive and likewise in a position to be added to the Residence app’s scenes, automation, and alarms.
Discover My on HomePod additionally enabled customers to ask Siri for the placement of family and friends members in the event that they share that with you.
As well as, tvOS 16.3 introduced these different options to HomePod customers:
- Recurring Residence automation will be arrange utilizing simply your voice;
- Siri affirmation tone will now play to point when good dwelling requests are accomplished for equipment that won’t visibly present a change or are situated in a unique room;
- Audio tuning optimizes spoken content material corresponding to podcasts for even higher readability on the biggest HomePod fashions;
- Up to date quantity controls on HomePod (1st gen) provide you with extra granular changes at decrease volumes.
If we be taught extra concerning the small enhancements Apple has made to the Apple TV and HomePod with tvOS 16.4.1, we’ll be sure you replace this text.