Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.3 update to developers for testing purposes, just a day after releasing the tvOS 11.2.5 update.

Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 11.3 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that's installed using Xcode.

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According to Apple's release notes, tvOS 11.3 includes bug fixes, new features, and security improvements, with a list available below:

- Enhancements to Match Content support.
- Automatic frame rate switching on Apple TV 4th Generation.
- Automatic mode switching for AirPlay video sessions.

tvOS 11.2.5, the previous tvOS update, featured no major outward-facing changes that were noticed by Apple TV users, appearing to instead include minor under-the-hood updates.

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Top Rated Comments

benji888 Avatar
41 months ago
"- Automatic frame rate switching on Apple TV 4th Generation." -YES, finally!


"- Automatic mode switching for AirPlay video sessions." ...what is this????
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BODYBUILDERPAUL Avatar
41 months ago
Auto Frame Rate Switching - That's HUGE news for anyone who still has the ATV4!!! There's going to be a lot of happy owners :)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
errol Avatar
41 months ago
Darn. Was hoping for enhanced bitstream audio.
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andrewstirling Avatar
41 months ago
Where is the promised Dolby Atmos support?
Was never promised.
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benji888 Avatar
41 months ago
Airplay 2!
apparently, not yet...still off in the future..."coming soon".


Whatever issue(s) they're having implementing AirPlay 2, it delayed the HomePod, I assume they had to redo the firmware for AirPlay (1) support, since it seemed like the HomePod was designed hand in hand with AirPlay 2.
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andrewstirling Avatar
41 months ago
https://www.cultofmac.com/504227/apple-promises-dolby-atmos-coming-apple-tv-4k/
This is based on a verge story quoting an unnamed source. It’s no more than hearsay
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