Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 10 to Developers

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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21 months ago
All I ever wanted is dark mode.
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21 months ago

please NO. That was a design flaw that needs to stay away. Just picking up the remote would advance your media playback. No thanks.


Very true I hated it. Want to move remote out of way and bam it is on the move fast forwarding.

Now just pause and move is much better idea.
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21 months ago

Why? That's a terrible user experience. It is not surprising that Apple doesn't allow that.

You're just revealing your own ignorance and sense of entitlement, in pretending that what actually matters...doesn't, so that it can work out in your own mind.


Wow. Isn't that a bit harsh?

Indexing and playing local content may not be important for you, but for many of us it is. I have lots of local content based on home movies that is fully tagged. Having that searching would be very nice for me and many others.
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21 months ago
Even if I don't have my content tagged to the max with every bit of info possible, it STILL should be able to search for what it DOES have. Even if all you have is nothing more than the name of the movie, song, TV Show, home video, etc..., it STILL should be able to search the name.
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21 months ago

Why? That's a terrible user experience. It is not surprising that Apple doesn't allow that.

You're just revealing your own ignorance and sense of entitlement, in pretending that what actually matters...doesn't, so that it can work out in your own mind.


You're kidding, right? You obviously can't be that short-sighted. There is NO REASON why I can't say "Play Terminator 2", and it finds in MY OWN LIBRARY the filmed named Terminator 2 and plays it. Also, "Play Doug's Fifth Birthday Party", "Play Wedding Video", etc...

For you to think that would be a "terrible experience" is ludicrous at best.
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21 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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21 months ago
So, how is it running for people?
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21 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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21 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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21 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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