WatchOS 3.2 Beta Is Now Available To Developers, SiriKit support and Theater Mode are included.
Last year Apple announced SiriKit and Theater Mode functionalities for the Apple Watch and they are now ready to be tested. Beta version of watchOS for Apple’s watch devices is now ready, but so far only for developers. A public beta version of this OS will not be available, since there’s no way to downgrade software on an Apple Watch and Apple feels that public beta testers should always have the option of going back to a past stable build if they desire to.
WatchOS 3.2 beta includes SiriKit support, which means users get the full-featured Siri on a watch, and not just the limited functionality version that’s been in until this point. With SiriKit you’ll be able to ask Siri to send messages, send payments, book rides, log workouts, make phone calls, search through photos, and many more things. Essentially, this lets Siri on your wrist work with third-party apps just as it’s been doing on iOS devices since the release of iOS 10.
Theater Mode for the Apple Watch will now mute sounds and disable the ‘raise to wake’ function, preventing the screen from turning on when you move your arm. With this turned on, you still receive notification vibrations, and you can wake your wearable up by tapping the screen or pressing the Digital Crown.