Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.4 update to its public beta testing group, two weeks after seeding the first beta and three weeks after releasing tvOS 11.3, a minor update that introduced a few smaller features.

The tvOS 11.4 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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tvOS 11.4 and iOS 11.4 reintroduce AirPlay 2 features that were included in early iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 betas but were pulled from the update ahead of its release.

AirPlay 2 is designed to let you play the same audio content on multiple devices throughout your home, full a whole-home audio experience. AirPlay 2 works with the Apple TV, the HomePod, and it will work with future speakers that implement AirPlay 2 support.

Following the installation of iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4, the Apple TV will once again be listed in the Home app, as it was when AirPlay 2 features were available in iOS and tvOS 11.3 betas.

No other major feature changes were discovered in the first two tvOS 11.4 betas that were provided to developers.

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Top Rated Comments

RecentlyConverted Avatar
78 months ago
It also breaks volume control for bose soundlink mini II. Both beta's aren't working for bluetooth volume control
Breaks for all BT speakers / headphones. Hope this is fixed quick. Lets all send feedback to Apple.
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mistafro Avatar
78 months ago
11.4 Betas break the volume control on connected Airpods
Don't know if it's this beta that fixes it but it's working again for me. I did a press and hold of the play button on home screen and selected AirPods as the source and then I could control the volume again and it's working still...
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kkluth Avatar
78 months ago
11.4 Betas break the volume control on connected Airpods
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superduperultra Avatar
78 months ago
You'll be waiting a long time.
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smswings14 Avatar
78 months ago
11.4 Betas break the volume control on connected Airpods
It also breaks volume control for bose soundlink mini II. Both beta's aren't working for bluetooth volume control
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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