Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.4.1 update to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the third tvOS 11.4.1 beta and one month after releasing tvOS 11.4, an update that introduced support for AirPlay 2.

Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 11.4.1 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that's installed using Xcode. Public beta testers can opt-in 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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No new features or changes were discovered in the first three tvOS 11.4.1 betas, suggesting the update focus on fixes for bugs that have been discovered since the release of tvOS 11.4.

Apple's tvOS updates have historically been minor in scale, and Apple does not often provide us with detailed notes outlining what's new. We'll update this post should anything be found in the fourth beta.

Apple's work on tvOS 11 is winding down as the company is now focusing on tvOS 12, which was unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference in early June.

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Top Rated Comments

Volker67 Avatar
45 months ago
Probably the last beta before release next week, then PB for IOS 12 probably will be live.

Early reports on beta 4 (few users on Reddit) are battery drain is fixed in beta 3, and no adverse battery drain in the last hour on this beta. YRMV
Confirmed, zero battery drain on my Apple TV with the latest beta....
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or8ital Avatar
45 months ago
Saw on Reddit that this release MIGHT have Dolby Atmos enabled.
That would be tvOS 12, this is 11.4.1 beta.
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