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New Report Claims Apple is Working On Multi-User Profiles for Apple TV

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New Report Claims Apple is Working On Multi-User Profiles for Apple TV

One of the perhaps more glaring omissions with the Apple TV – today, is the inability for users to setup specific profiles so that features, preferences and settings reflect that of the person who is currently using the device …

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While it is arguable that Apple’s streaming box already allows for this somewhat, with the switching out of both store and iCloud accounts in the device’s settings panel – (actions that will, in turn, replace the photos, music and other media of the previous user, with the current one), it’s currently not yet possible to do this via a streamline ‘login’ system; such as the one seen in macOS or when using Netflix, where users can instead simply select their profile picture to access their own personal content and settings.

This feature, however, may not be too far away from coming to tvOS … and perhaps even, iOS.

That’s because, according to a new report which surfaced over the weekend (via The Verifier), the Cupertino company is said to be considering adding support for the above described user profile system, alongside picture-in-picture in its next major planned update to the platform.

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“[…] changing account[s] is said to be as simple as changing a TV channel,” 9to5Mac explains relaying information from the original report.

“The site also claims that Apple will bring a version of Picture-in-Picture to the Apple TV. This will work similar to [PiP] on iOS 9,” it adds.

Apple is currently expected to publicly detail -if not demo- its next software updates designed for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, set to take place in June.

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Today he can be found designing and writing for whilst also managing #THEHOTLIST - a weekly updating playlist of the hottest new artists, now streaming on Apple Music.

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