Apple today seeded the third beta of tvOS 10.0.1 to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the second tvOS 10.0.1 beta and a month after releasing the tvOS 10 update. tvOS 10.0.1 has been in testing since September 21.

Designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV, the tvOS 10.0.1 beta can be obtained by connecting the Apple TV to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, downloading and installing the software from a registered developer account 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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No obvious outward-facing features were discovered in the first two tvOS 10.0.1 betas, so it's likely the update focuses on bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of the first version of tvOS 10.

Single sign-on, a feature that will allow Apple TV users to sign in once with their cable credentials to access all live cable content included in a cable subscription, does not appear to be included in this beta and will be introduced in the future.

tvOS 10 brings improved search, expanded Siri capabilities, a new dark mode, a Continuity option for using the iPhone for text input, automatic download of universal apps, easy access to live TV, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

Nunyabinez Avatar
101 months ago
Single sign-on was the one thing I wanted in an update. Everything else I could have lived without.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Juicy Box Avatar
101 months ago
It kind of sad that ATV news isn't on the front page, and is under "other" news.

But, there has been plenty of Samsung news on the front page.

I wished the ATV received more love, especially from Apple.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bpeeps Avatar
101 months ago
Single sign-on was the one thing I wanted in an update. Everything else I could have lived without.
Yep, pretty sure this is what most of us wanted.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thisisnotmyname Avatar
101 months ago
It kind of sad that ATV news isn't on the front page, and is under "other" news.

But, there has been plenty of Samsung news on the front page.

I wished the ATV received more love, especially from Apple.
Unfortunately given that there are only six comments on this story it would seem that MacRumors users don't have love for the Apple TV either. Pity really, I really like Apple TV.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macUser2007 Avatar
101 months ago
Apple TV needs Amazon Prime, Google Play Music and Google Photos to be perfect.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ErikGrim Avatar
101 months ago
Very disappointed that Apple seemingly lost interest in the new AppleTV as soon as it became clear that their content deals fell through.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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