Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming tvOS 10.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fourth tvOS 10.1 beta and over two months after launching tvOS 10.

Designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV, fourth tvOS 10.1 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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tvOS 10.1 introduces the new "TV" app that Apple debuted at its October 27 event. The TV app serves as sort of an Apple-designed television guide, giving customers a way to find and watch TV and movies across multiple devices.

The TV app, which is also available on iOS devices in iOS 10.2, features a dedicated store, recommended content, and the ability to sync shows and movies so you can pick up what you were watching on any of your devices.


Alongside the TV app, tvOS 10.1 also introduces Single Sign-On, a feature that allows Apple TV users to sign in once with their cable credentials to access all available live cable content. Single Sign-On is available for DirecTV, Dish, GVTC Communications, Hotwire, and Sling TV.

tvOS 10, for those unfamiliar with the operating system, brings features like improved search, expanded Siri capabilities, a dark mode, a Continuity option for using the iPhone for text input, automatic app downloads, quicker access to live TV, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

Böhme417 Avatar
98 months ago
GM coming soon?
Probably
Probably... not. When has there ever been a GM for a .x release? It goes from beta to general availability.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nicky G Avatar
98 months ago
Rant:

• Why doesn't Apple allow third-party screen savers on Apple TV?

• Amazon, wtf, just release a dang Amazon Prime Video app already.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Böhme417 Avatar
98 months ago
Amazon, wtf, just release a dang Amazon Prime Video app already.
YES. This a million times over.
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