Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2 update to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the tvOS 11.2 update to developers. tvOS 11.2 comes just after the release of tvOS 11.1, the first update to tvOS 11.

The tvOS 11.2 public beta can be obtained by going to the Settings app on the Apple TV and navigating to the Software Updates section under "System." "Get Public Beta Updates" will need to be toggled on, and once it is, the Apple TV will download the beta software.

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According to Apple's release notes, the tvOS 11.2 update enables a new AVDisplayManager feature for developers, designed to allow the device to automatically switch video display modes to match the native frame rate and dynamic range of video content.

The update includes support for switching the Apple TV 4K display output to SDR for apps that are GPU-bound when running in HDR and it re-introduces the Unwatched category in Home Sharing for Movies, TV Shows, and Home Videos.

Apple says it also adds new features, bug fixes, and security improvements to the tvOS operating system.

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Top Rated Comments

2010mini Avatar
63 months ago
Where’s the amazon prime app?
A software update is not needed for a new app. Amazon is the only one who can release their tvOS app.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikeboss Avatar
63 months ago
yeah, finally! it was about time. Apple TV unable to switch the framerate to match the content played back was a total deal-breaker for me.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Krevnik Avatar
63 months ago
Really? The device has only been out for a month. This seems like a very fast turnaround.
As to why it launched without it in the first place is a different question.
Honest question though, don’t most 4k TV convert 24fps from 60fps already (without adding any artifacts)?
Convert? Yes. Without artifacts? That's debatable, and depends on your TV, as some will and some won't. It really is just easier to feed it a proper signal in the first place.

That said, a lot of people won't notice the difference, or if their TV fails to convert it properly, because they've been dealing with 3:2 pulldown for decades.
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Can canyone please confirm that the mode switching is only for the 4k version?! Isnt it useful also for the 4. gen ATv?
Neither the 4K or 4th Gen will output 1080p at 24fps, and the 4th Gen doesn't support HDR, so what mode switching will it be doing?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shakeyjrc Avatar
63 months ago
I can assure everyone that with the Apple TV 4k model the native frame rate option works with a 1080p Tv. It was cool last night using that mode on my Panasonic plasma tv. I noticed the 24hz working with Netflix and the Apple Trailers app.

Even with the latest PB update , my 4th generation Apple TV does not list the option for native frame rate.
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jmh600cbr Avatar
63 months ago
Where’s the amazon prime app?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BODYBUILDERPAUL Avatar
63 months ago
No, they don’t deserve credit fir fixing a basic feature that shoukd have been there from the start!
No pleasing you MMM ;') Just be thankful that it's been implemented and rather well. Seriously, be happy with it man or sell it. Move on dude!
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