Apple Seeds Tenth Beta of Upcoming tvOS 11 Update to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

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Apple today seeded the tenth beta of an upcoming tvOS 11 update designed for the fourth-generation TV, just under a week after seeding the ninth beta and three months after releasing the first beta during the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference.

Registered developers can download the tvOS 11 update by connecting the Apple TV to a computer with a USB-C cable and installing the beta software using iTunes.


tvOS 11 didn't receive a lot of attention at the Worldwide Developers Conference because it's a modest update, but according to Apple's release notes, it does introduce a few new features to the operating system.

tvOS 11 brings automatic switching between light/dark mode based on local time, Home screen syncing options that keep multiple Apple TVs in a household in sync, new background modes and notification support, Focus API improvements, custom sound support, network-based pairing and development support, improvements to Mobile Device Management, and more.

The tenth beta of tvOS 11 most likely focuses primarily on bug fixes and other small refinements, as the first nine betas did. Apple's new tvOS 11 update is available for both registered developers and public beta testers and will see a public release this fall.

Update: There's a new public beta available (tvOS 11 public beta 9) for public beta testers.

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38 months ago

It's funny that the most betas ever was for tvOS, which Tim Cook only mentioned one thing for at WWDC.

Tvos cant have 10 betas lol
[doublepost=1504633782][/doublepost]Tvos has like nothing new so why 10 betas lol

The tenth beta of tvOS 11 most likely focuses primarily on bug fixes and other small refinements, as the first nine betas did.

Apple probably wants to avoid another ATV launch that is plagued with bugs.
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38 months ago

Apple how about a tvOS update that includes live NFL games? Something like SundayTicket. And how about licensing some sports game apps for ATV? NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR and NBA games apps.

I don't think Apple wants to pay the billions of dollars it'd take to get the NFL rights, and quite frankly I don't blame them. The NFL is on a downward trend. Time to move on from football, its had its hayday but the league and their owners have gotten to be so ridiculous over the past 10 years that it is time to call it quits.

As for bringing sports games to the ATV, that's mainly all on EA and 2k. They hold so many of the licenses that they are the only ones who can make games using the major leagues.
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38 months ago
AirPlay 2 needs to be thoroughly tested before it ships. They said more details will come in December. :)
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38 months ago
TV app in UK would be nice
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38 months ago
TV app in Canada please
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38 months ago

TV app in Canada please

You really dont. Its not that great
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