Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 11.4 to Developers

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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.4 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first beta and three weeks after releasing the tvOS 11.3 update.

Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 11.4 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that's installed using Xcode.


tvOS 11.4, paired with iOS 11.4, reintroduces AirPlay 2 features that were present in early tvOS and iOS 11.3 betas but were removed ahead of release. With AirPlay 2, the same audio content can be played on multiple devices (like the Apple TV) throughout your home. After installing iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4, the Apple TV will once again be listed in the Home app.

There were no other new features discovered in the first tvOS 11.4 update, and it's likely it focuses on bug fixes and other small improvements. Apple's tvOS updates have historically been minor in scale, and we may not find any other new additions.

We'll update this post should new features be introduced in the second beta of tvOS 11.4.

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33 months ago

I wonder if we’ll see support for Dolby Atmos anytime soon...

Are there any hints of it starting to happen?

I’d say if it’s not a tvOS 12 feature, it’s probably not coming.
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33 months ago
In this beta, the Movies and TV Shows icons were slightly updated with a new font for the "iTunes" text.

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33 months ago

Am I right in thinking AirPlay 2 is going to improve buffering and playback when airplaying from another device to the ATV? I swear I read that somewhere, and I hope it’s true...

That is indeed one of the features in AP2.
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