The Apple TV platform has become even more appealing with the recent addition of a Zoom meetings app that utilizes the Continuity Camera integration. This feature allows Apple TV 4K users to utilize their iPhone or iPad as a webcam for Zoom meetings on their TV screen.
The latest Apple tvOS 17 update, which was announced in June, showcased how the Continuity Camera feature would be integrated into the Apple TV 4K 2nd-generation or newer. Despite the announcement that Zoom would be launching an Apple TV app with the new integration, the actual Zoom meeting app was only made available recently.
The addition of the new Zoom meetings app for Apple TV not only provides convenience for participating in Zoom video calls from the comfort of the couch, but it also simplifies video conferences with multiple people, as they can sit comfortably around a TV rather than crowding around a small device.
Logging into the Zoom for Home TV app on Apple TV is a similar experience to logging into Zoom elsewhere. Users can access their account with their credentials, use their mobile device to log in, or skip the login process altogether.
Continuity Camera allows users to use their iPhone’s camera and microphone for video calls. Users just need to give the app permission to access their device’s camera and microphone for Continuity Camera, and they are ready to start or join meetings. It is recommended to prop up the iPhone or iPad to capture the right angle using a stand or a tripod mount.
Previously, Apple had added FaceTime to Apple TV with the Continuity Camera integration, allowing users to make video calls through their Apple TV 4K device from their Apple ID.
Originally launched for macOS, Continuity Camera allows users to use the camera and microphone on their iPhone and iPad as a webcam instead of their computer’s built-in camera. This results in higher-quality video and audio during video calls and provides access to certain device-specific features like Center Stage, which uses AI to keep the subject in the middle of the screen at all times.