Apple today provided developers with the second beta of tvOS 10, the next-generation operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 10 beta 2 comes three weeks after the operating system was first shown off at Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference

tvOS betas are more difficult to install than beta updates for iOS and OS X. Installing the tvOS beta requires the Apple TV to be connected to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, with the software downloaded and installed via iTunes or Apple Configurator. Once a beta profile has been installed on the device through iTunes, new beta releases will be available over the air.

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tvOS 10 builds on the features initially introduced in tvOS, bringing expanded Siri capabilities with topic-based search, Live Tune-In for automatically accessing live channels, and options for managing HomeKit accessories.

Single-Sign On allows users to sign in and authenticate cable credentials just once instead of requiring authentication in all cable-supported apps, games are now able to require controllers, and there are new features for Photos and Music.

A dark mode offers a better visual experience for darker rooms, universal apps are automatically downloaded, and there's a new Apple TV remote for iOS devices that mirrors the Siri Remote.

For a full overview of all of the new features in tvOS 10, make sure to check out our tvOS 10 roundup.

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Asarien Avatar
66 months ago
All I ever wanted is dark mode.
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GIZBUG Avatar
66 months ago
So, how is it running for people?
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66 months ago
Please Apple add more Siri voice controls to change settings.

How about a Sleep timer option? Siri sleep in 35 minutes and it powers off Apple TV and actual tv. Siri "closed caption on" "restart" "check for updates"
Just saying. I can do these voice controls now but I have to be on the menu where the command is for it to activate by voice. Let me do this from anywhere on the interface.
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heathen3017 Avatar
66 months ago
How about having Siri search your own content? Or have the keyboard work with a list like it did with the 3rd Gen of AppleTV? How about backing up to iCloud like the other iOS devices?
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66 months ago
Can any one check whether they bring back the swipe to fast-forward and and rewind without pausing the video first?
please NO. That was a design flaw that needs to stay away. Just picking up the remote would advance your media playback. No thanks.
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bteters Avatar
66 months ago
Can any one check whether they bring back the swipe to fast-forward and and rewind without pausing the video first?
If you pause your show, you can swipe to fast-forward still.
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