Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming tvOS 10.2.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one and a half weeks after seeding the fourth 10.2.1 beta and more than one month after releasing tvOS 10.2, an update that included improved scrolling and iPad support for the Apple TV Remote app.

The tvOS 10.2.1 beta is designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV. It can be downloaded by connecting the Apple TV to a computer with a USB-C cable and installing the beta software from a registered developer account using iTunes.

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Because of the installation requirements, tvOS betas are limited to developers. tvOS 10.2.1 will not be available to the public until the final version of the software launches.

Apple does not typically provide detailed beta release notes, so we don't yet know what's included in tvOS 10.2.1. It's likely to focus primarily on bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements, but we may not know what's new until the software sees an official release.

No notable changes were found in the first four tvOS 10.2.1 betas, but should anything new popup in the fifth beta, we'll update this post.

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iBluetooth Avatar
92 months ago
I bought one, latest generation, last year, played with it a bit and since then it's never used.
It's quite worthless in Europe compared to the States.
Apple should really invest more time in it for outside of the USA, now it's just a piece of """Junk"""

Wasted €190 on it.
I use mine for watching the Icelandic goverment tv station and have now ditched phone company vod box, that was overprised anyway. Thus, it frees me to only pay for network connection.
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2010mini Avatar
92 months ago
I hate to be that guy, but 10.2 is very glitchy. Hope this is an improvement.
Me too. The airplay bug is annoying.
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bigpoppa Avatar
92 months ago
Curious why the software update still shows up after I upgraded.
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576316 Avatar
92 months ago
I hate to be that guy, but 10.2 is very glitchy. Hope this is an improvement.
Even the current release is glitchy, my friend. I have never used an Apple product as glitchy and prone to crashing and errors as the Apple TV. I'm constantly having to restart it just to get it to work properly. Occasionally it'll just stop responding to the remote as well.

Apple TV 4 running latest software.
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oneMadRssn Avatar
92 months ago
I hate to be that guy, but 10.2 is very glitchy. Hope this is an improvement.
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justperry Avatar
92 months ago
I bought one, latest generation, last year, played with it a bit and since then it's never used.
It's quite worthless in Europe compared to the States.
Apple should really invest more time in it for outside of the USA, now it's just a piece of """Junk"""

Wasted €190 on it.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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