tvOS 16.4: A Helping Hand for Light-Sensitive Apple TV Users

Although the app is only available in English, it is hoped that Dim Flashing Light will be adopted by other countries as an accessibility option for people with disabilities. Apple has been working on this feature for a long time and it is great to see it released as part of the tvOS 16.4 update.

The “Dim Flashing Light” feature for Apple TV is likely to be of great benefit to those with light sensitivity or, potentially, those with epileptic seizures. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, 2.7 million Americans have epilepsy and approximately 3-5% of them are photosensitive. Photosensitive epilepsy is when seizures are triggered by flashing lights, patterns or color changes. Flashing lights can also cause headaches and migraines. With this new feature, users will now be able to watch television without fear of having a seizure triggered by the bright flashes of light often seen on shows and movies.

The tvOS update is a big one, adding support for Dolby Atmos and new features like Gracenote Theater. The update can be installed manually on the Apple TV 4K or HD, but if it’s set to update automatically it should already be downloaded and ready to install.

One of the more significant updates for Firefox this year was the overhaul of its built-in search engine. The new system, which is designed to be faster and more reliable, has already made a noticeable difference in how quickly Firefox can find what you’re looking for. Additionally, Mozilla has been working on polish and stability improvements to make Firefox even more user friendly. While these aren’t

Apple released a new version of the Apple TV 4K in November 2022 that fixed a bug that caused some Siri remotes to randomly disconnect from the device. However, customers reported connectivity issues with the Siri remote soon after the release of tvOS 16.4. The remote would disconnect from the Apple TV without explanation and would only work again if they did a full restart of their TV.

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Kira Kim is a science journalist with a background in biology and a passion for environmental issues. She is known for her clear and concise writing, as well as her ability to bring complex scientific concepts to life for a general audience.

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