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MacRumors Video Shows Theater Mode in WatchOS 3.2 Beta

January 30, 2017

The latest beta released to developers today, watchOS 3.2, includes the much-anticipated Theater Mode. MacRumors went hands-on with watchOS 3.2 and made a short video to show exactly how it works.

MacRumors writer Juli Clover explains,

Theater Mode can be accessed by swiping up on the watch face to bring up the Control Center. It’s just below the option for silencing the Apple Watch and features an icon with two theater masks.  When Theater Mode is turned on, it prevents the Apple Watch from making noise and it keeps the screen dark even when the wrist is raised. Notifications still come through, however, and are delivered via haptic feedback. The Apple Watch’s screen can be activated with a tap or through a press on the Digital Crown.

In addition to Theater Mode, watchOS 3.2 contains SiriKit which will expand Siri’s actions to sending messages, making payment, booking rides, and other actions within individual apps. WatchOS 3.2 is expected to arrive around March.

Watch the video below to see Theater Mode in action. In case you are unable to see the video, click here to view it on YouTube. You can read Juli Clover’s full write-up here.