Apple today seeded the golden master (GM) version of tvOS 10 to developers. The golden master represents the final version of tvOS 10 that will be released to the public. Apple has not yet shared when tvOS 10 will officially launch, but iOS 10 and watchOS 3 are coming on September 13 and macOS Sierra is coming on September 20, so either of those dates is a possibility.

tvOS beta software is more difficult to install than iOS or macOS beta software. Installing the golden master version of tvOS 10 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.

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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.

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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Top Rated Comments

skunkworker Avatar
77 months ago
Apple still hasn't fixed an annoying issue with playback on tvOS 10. It's still sitting as open in Apple Bug Reporter.
If you are watching something and move your finger left to go back 10 seconds then go right without lifting your finger, it gets "stuck" going in one direction, not following what it is showing with the icons on the screen. Previously this wasn't a problem, but it's made it annoying to scrub back and forth.
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DakotaGuy Avatar
77 months ago
It seems like Apple is interested in everything but the Macs. I guess they were serious about that post PC era thing.
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2010mini Avatar
77 months ago
Where have you heard this?
Since apple has been doing it.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cerote Avatar
77 months ago
Where is the single sign in option that is mentioned any time tvOS 10 is talked about.

Am I missing it in options or what.
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zorinlynx Avatar
77 months ago
It seems like Apple is interested in everything but the Macs. I guess they were serious about that post PC era thing.
I must ask you, how are the current Macs lacking?

Hell, I'm still using a 13" Macbook Pro from 2013 and the thing is a speed demon. Macs will get their day in the sun, probably in the next couple of months. There isn't a pressing need to update them right now.
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