Apple today seeded 10th beta of an upcoming tvOS 13 update to developers, one week after seeding the ninth beta and more than two months after unveiling the tvOS 13 software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 13 developer beta can be downloaded onto the ‌Apple TV‌ via a profile that's installed using Xcode.

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tvOS 13 introduces an updated Home screen aimed at making it easier to discover new content. Apps are now able to play full-screen video previews on the Home screen, similar to Netflix.

Multi-user support is available for the first time, letting more than one profile exist on the ‌Apple TV‌ so each family member can have their own customized ‌Apple TV‌ interface with separate recommendations, music playlists, and Watch Now lists.

Switching between profiles can be done with the new Control Center, which offers up profiles, the time and date, search, a Now Playing widget, AirPlay controls, and a sleep option.

tvOS 13 gets the ‌Apple TV‌ ready for Apple Arcade, Apple's new gaming service that's coming to the ‌Apple TV‌, iOS, iPadOS, and macOS later this year. ‌Apple Arcade‌ will offer unlimited access to more than 100 new and exclusive games, for one subscription fee.

As part of the ‌Apple Arcade‌ preparations, Apple has implemented support for the Xbox Wireless Bluetooth Controller and the PlayStation DualShock 4 Controller, both of which can be connected to an ‌Apple TV‌ over Bluetooth.

There are new under the sea themed screensavers created in partnership with the BBC Natural History Unit, which also created "Blue Planet." There's also a new Picture-in-Picture feature. Picture-in-Picture lets you continue to watch TV shows or movies while using a different app, adjusting settings, or otherwise navigating through the tvOS 13 operating system.

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tvOS 13 is available to registered developers and public beta testers at this time and will see an official public launch in the fall.

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Top Rated Comments

BJMRamage Avatar
19 months ago
I wish other manufacturers would steal the remote design....it is simplistically glorious.

...actually not kidding. it is so easy to use. if you can use an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or have used an Apple laptop you can use that remote.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
weez999 Avatar
19 months ago
but will they improve the usability of that horrendous remote??? That swipe "feature" is so bad on so many levels.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eorlas Avatar
19 months ago
but will they improve the usability of that horrendous remote??? That swipe "feature" is so bad on so many levels.
are you talking about it being a small touchpad to slide across apps? ive never had an issue with it and the atv 4k.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BJMRamage Avatar
19 months ago
To me this remote has been the ultimate symbol of Apple's "design" over function madness. I cannot have a single evening when my dog doesn't pause the show I'm watching or when it doesn't fast forward when the remote slips between cushions or when my toddler steals it and does the same from a room away. I ended up very much preferring the low-tech, bulky, point-to-operate Roku remote control
So, this can happen with any remote that has buttons. It has with us with a dog or cushion or toddler or kid

The only other thing is a remote that MUST be aimed to get the signal and with my boxes hidden from view I prefer the non-aimed-TV remotes that many have.

And for those saying the remote is too easy to invert and push a wrong button, that has happened with some of my regular TV remotes. I think a slightly weighted option, angles, or something could help though.
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Robert.Walter Avatar
19 months ago
I wish other manufacturers would steal the remote design....it is simplistically glorious.

...actually not kidding. it is so easy to use. if you can use an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or have used an Apple laptop you can use that remote.
Xcept w YouTube app, because google makes it kinda suck.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PastaPrimav Avatar
19 months ago
So, does it work yet, or still a disaster?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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