Color Balance Coming to Older Models Too
It looks like one of the cooler features that Apple announced for its new set-top box yesterday is actually a tvOS 14.5 feature that will be coming to the older Apple TV models as well.
The new Color Balance feature will help viewers get perfect colour adjustments by using the iPhone’s light sensor to compare what you’re seeing on your TV screen to what you should be seeing, based on industry-standard specifications. In other words, do not adjust your set — with the help of your iPhone, your Apple TV can now do that for you.
Tucked away in Apple’s press release is a footnote that reveals that Color Balance will be “available for Apple TV 4K (1st generation and later) and Apple TV HD with tvOS 14.5.” You’ll need an iPhone with Face ID that’s also running iOS 14.5 to take advantage of it, as it relies at least partially on the TrueDepth camera to accomplish its magic.