Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 11.2 to Developers

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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the first tvOS 11.2 update and a little under a week after the launch of the tvOS 11.1.

Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 11.2 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that's installed using Xcode.


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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38 months ago

Any developer/beta tester...is AirPlay 2 added yet?

Yes
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38 months ago
The format switching is fantastic -- hopefully Apple Movies supports it? Now once they get Dolby Atmos enabled on this thing, everything will be great. Well, except the #*$% remote.
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38 months ago
Any developer/beta tester...is AirPlay 2 added yet?
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38 months ago

That isn't up to Apple, it will be an app in the app store just like Netflix. Once Amazon launches it on the Apple TV you'll be able to download it.

Well then, hopefully Amazon won't make a liar out of Apple and it's released before the end of the year. Otherwise, Amazon or no, Apple will have to deal with the unhappy customers who bought the Apple TV with the Apple's specific promise that the Amazon App would be on it "later this year".
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38 months ago
I am more interested to find out if Apple embraces ATSC 3.0 <http://www.atsc.org> (4K HDR capable!) with Apple TV, pretty doubtful, ala FM radio on iPhone, but one can always hope! ;)
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38 months ago
Just a warning, this update breaks Remote Access with HomeKit.
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