Apple today provided developers with the sixth beta of tvOS 10, the next-generation operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 10 beta 6 comes one week after the release of tvOS beta 5 and two months after the operating system was first shown off at Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference
tvOS betas are harder 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 updates will be available over the air.
tvOS 10 builds on features initially introduced with tvOS last October, bringing expanded Siri capabilities like 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.
Over the beta testing period, Apple has been making slight tweaks and updates to the tvOS 10 operating system, but many of the changes are under-the-hood and not readily apparent to testers. Any outward-facing changes discovered in the sixth beta will be noted below.
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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tvOS is derived from iOS. The original came from iOS 9, so it was tvOS 9. The latest comes from iOS 10, so it's tvOS 10.
At least per a preview article from when TVOS 10 was first announced
The bugs were really bad, and although better now, still annoying.
The ATV4 apps that were also on ATV3, such as Netflix were horrible compared to the ATV3. Especially Netflix, it looks nicer on the ATV4, but navigation, and trying to get to genres are so much easier on the ATV3.
The apps could of had potential, and I thought there would be decent games, but the remote requirement ruined that.
Also, where is the Infinity Blade on the ATV4, I thought that would be perfect for the ATV4 remote.
Apple called the ATV4 revolutionary, and it is just a hair above standard.
I am so confused.