This information was confirmed to 9to5Mac, a news site dedicated to Apple released a beta version of the function “picture in picture” (PiP), it will work on all operating systems, including tvOS.
The first new feature was discovered and reported in his Twitter blogger named Nicholas Hansen-Turton — updating the OS of your device to version tvOS beta 2, he drew attention to the ability to play two videos simultaneously, one on full screen and the other on the small screen in the upper right part of the interface.
Soon followed by the publication of officially acknowledging the start of the function PiP.
Of tweets Hansen-Turton of it was not unequivocally clear whether it is possible to play two videos at the same time — in the video, which he posted, the video was played on the small screen and the background screen was static. Although there is no reason to doubt that the PiP function on Apple devices will work fully.
However, not without reservations: the function is only available for content supplied by Apple — purchased through iTunes, viewed in streaming mode at preparing for an early start the video platform Apple TV is broadcast through one of the channels Apple TV Channels.
Popular channels premium subscribers recently updated the Apple TV is available such as HBO, Starz, Showtime, EPIX, Tastemade, Smithsonian Channel and others. On a similar working principle channels Amazon Prime Video Channels and recently launched a streaming aggregator The Roku Channel.
In practice, this means that viewing, for example, HBO will be available in PiP mode, provided that subscription to that channel through Apple Channels and updates tvOS, which will release in the fall. If you subscribe to HBO via the website HBONOW.com, the mode of “picture in picture” will not work.
Apple plans to expand the catalog of paid subscriptions to increase the scope of the PiP mode. About creating tools to support new features in third-party applications is not reported — it is possible to increase paid audience of Apple users Channels.
News about upcoming functions was unexpected at the annual Apple developers conference held recently, the innovation is not announced.
It is expected that the PiP will support Apple TV as 4K and HD.
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