tvOS 16.3 is now available alongside updates to the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. While tvOS 16.1 and tvOS 16.2 brought several new features to Apple TV users, this one is focused on HomePod models, as a new smart speaker launches next week.
Since the software available on the HomePod is a variation of tvOS, this is why the features available for Apple TVs and Apple’s smart speakers are usually combined. That said, here’s everything new.
tvOS 16.3 enables temperature and humidity sensors for HomePod mini and HomePod 2 models. Interestingly, it was already known that the HomePod mini offered these sensors. Still, they have been disabled from the start, and Apple decided to launch them now alongside a new HomePod model.