Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.3 update to developers for testing purposes, a little over one week after seeding the fifth beta and one month after releasing the tvOS 11.2.6 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 and Apple Configurator.

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Early tvOS 11.3 updates introduced support for AirPlay 2, allowing the Apple TV to be added to the Home app as part of a HomeKit setup and enabling multiple Apple TVs in separate rooms to play the same song, but that functionality was removed in tvOS 11.3 beta 3.

It is not yet clear if Apple plans to re-add AirPlay 2 features ahead of the release of tvOS 11.3, but it's a possibility because there are still several betas to go.

Other new features in tvOS 11.3 include enhancements to Match Content support, automatic frame rate switching on the fourth-generation Apple TV (a feature that was added to Apple TV 4K in a past tvOS update), and automatic mode switching for AirPlay video sessions.

Update: Apple has also seeded a new tvOS 11.3 beta to its public beta testers.

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Top Rated Comments

liberte1776 Avatar
64 months ago
Where is AirPlay 2 & Atmos?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dan9700 Avatar
64 months ago
Means no GM ios today :(
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Return Zero Avatar
64 months ago
I've got my second HomePod still waiting unopened in the box for AirPlay 2. Come on, Apple.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newtestleper Avatar
64 months ago
Means no GM ios today :(
Thank you for not disappointing.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
64 months ago
Where is AirPlay 2 & Atmos?
Atmos is probably in :apple:TV 7 or 8, circa 2023-29.

Airplay 2 is anybody's guess. Did Apple actually commit to any date or just something ambiguous like "later this year"?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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