Apple has released for download tvOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2 final version for Apple TV and Apple Watch with immediate effect. Just a day after releasing iOS 11.2 with Apple Pay Cash feature for iPhone and iPad devices.
The new release means that all Apple TV 4 and 4K owners can grab the latest version of tvOS right now. Also available on all Apple Watch owners, can grab watchOS 4.2 and start to benefit from all sorts of the improvements that it offers, specifically, the Apple Pay Cash, soon.
After a period of testing involving the dedicated and enthusiastic Apple Developer community and also the public testers, Apple’s has released tvOS 10.2 and watchOS 4.2 for the general public. With the final releases highlighted below.
tVOS 11.2: A new update to tvOS, is one that actually aimed at developers as much as it is the average Apple TV owner. The new release introduces an AVDisplayManager feature for those third-party devs who are building App Store experiences for Apple TV. You will find some Apple TV 4K-focused content improvements with tvOS, now supporting automatic display switching to SDR or HDR for apps in use which are GPU-bound. The same update also brings in the Unwanted feature in Home Sharing for various media types. Something like watchOS below. And the rest of the improvements come in the form of stability improvements and fixes behind-the-scenes to ensure an overall experience positive on the big screen.
watchOS 4.2: Apple’s biggest watchOS release on time, but it does actually contain enough to make it a fairly enjoyable install. Right now, those installing watchOS 4.2 to any one of Apple’s intelligent Watches will be able to gain access to the new Apple Pay Cash feature – introduces peer-to-peer payments through the Messages app using Apple Pay.
Apple has also unlocked Apple Pay Cash feature for compatible iPhone and iPad with iOS 11.2 rollout. Apple Pay Cash is the main improvement in watchOS 4.2. With the rest appearing to be under-the-hood bug fixes and stability enhancements.
Any Apple TV 4 or Apple TV 4K owner can grab the latest tvOS update immediately as an over-the-air download from the Settings app on the ATV. Download times for this will vary depending on the Internet Connection and region.
Apple Watch owners can grab the latest version watchOS right through the companion Watch app on iPhone. Apple Watch will need to have at least 50% battery and be connected to a power cord.
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