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Zoom Launches Video Meeting App on Apple TV 4K

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Dec 4, 2023

Zoom, the video communications platform that became ubiquitous during the pandemic, has quietly launched an app for the Apple TV 4K. The app allows Zoom users to join video meetings directly from their television, leveraging the big screen for an improved video conferencing experience.

Seamless Experience from iPhone to TV

The Zoom app works seamlessly with iPhone, allowing users to join a video meeting from their phone and then transfer the video to Apple TV. Users can launch the app directly on Apple TV as well, entering meeting info with the Siri remote.

Once in a meeting, features like screen sharing, whiteboarding, and more are accessible right from the TV. The app also enables Apple’s Continuity Camera feature, allowing iPhone owners to use their mobile device’s camera for the Zoom meeting video feed on Apple TV.

Key Features of Zoom on Apple TV:

- Join meetings from your Apple TV or transfer from iPhone 
- Access screen sharing, whiteboarding, etc.
- Use iPhone camera via Continuity Camera
- Supports Zoom Rooms for hybrid meetings

This integration makes Zoom on Apple TV 4K feel like a natural extension of the iPhone for meetings, rather than completely separate app.

Additional Support for Zoom Rooms

Beyond the standard Zoom mobile app features, the Apple TV version also enables full integration with Zoom Rooms for hybrid in-person and remote meetings.

Meeting hosts using a dedicated Zoom conference room setup can now incorporate the room’s camera and display into a meeting via Apple TV 4K. This makes Apple TV an appealing accessory for businesses investing in Zoom Rooms technology.

Reactions

The launch of Zoom on Apple TV 4K has drawn positive reactions from tech reviewers:

"It works shockingly well. The Zoom app launches fast, connects quickly, and it effortlessly transitions the audio and video feed from my iPhone 12 Pro to the Apple TV 4K." – Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

"This latest app for the Apple TV will further incorporate its devices into our daily work lives." – Jason Aten, Inc. Magazine

The move is also seen as a solidification of Zoom and Apple’s partnerships in video communication tools.

Outlook

While surprising on the surface, Zoom’s Apple TV app has exciting implications. As the Apple TV serves as a central hub for home entertainment, productivity apps like Zoom turn the device into more of a complete workstation.

It remains to be seen whether competitors like BlueJeans, Skype, and Teams will follow suit with Apple TV offerings. For Zoom, being early to the party on Apple’s platform should offer a leg up.

This also opens the door for future enhancements like support for Apple’s AR/VR headset rumored to be in the works.

Video meetings from your couch could soon take place in a virtual reality conference room-of sorts powered by Apple and Zoom.

Final Take

With increasing hybrid and remote work trends, providing convenient video meeting access on the biggest screen in homes makes sense. For Apple TV owners who are also iPhone users, Zoom’s continuity features make the app a natural and seamless addition to the work-from-home toolkit.

While adaption will depend on investment in Apple TV hardware, Zoom’s move is likely the first step towards video meetings breaking free from desktop and mobile-only limitations. The living room big screen is now prime collaboration real estate–a notion that would have seemed absurd just a few years ago.

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