Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 13.4.8 Update to Developers

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Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 13.4.8 update, two weeks after releasing the tvOS 13.4.5 update.

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Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 13.4.8 beta can be downloaded onto the ‌Apple TV‌ through a profile that's installed using Xcode.

tvOS updates are generally minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements instead of major outward-facing changes. There's no word on what's included in tvOS 13.4.8 as of yet.

While we don't often know what's new in tvOS during the beta testing process, we let MacRumors readers know when new updates are available so developers can download it on release.

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Top Rated Comments

Stuipdboy1000 Avatar
8 months ago
Build is 17M5535f vs tvOS 13.4.6 which was 17L570. So this is really a 13.5 build, much like what happened with iOS 13.5.5 earlier on in the week. Hopefully some signs of new hardware will pop up in the code.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BWhaler Avatar
8 months ago
For the love of all things Apple, please fix the library not loading issue in the Apple TV app. It does not load large libraries.

Apple's biggest spend customers get hit with this bug….one would think that would be worth fixing after a year and a half.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JRobinsonJr Avatar
8 months ago


What is everyone hoping to get out of a new model? Just wondering because I have a 4K ATV, and I don’t know what they could add/improve that would make me buy a new one.

Just a wish list, but I would love to see support for FaceTime (via external camera), better switching between users, and a more seamless integration of streaming and local content. Plus, in an alternate universe I would also be able to play my TV sound through stereo Echo devices!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iamgalt Avatar
8 months ago
I'd be happy if they can just get the TV show artwork to show up like it does on the TV app on my Mac for downloaded TV shows. I guess that goes for movies too, but they're not as bad.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbeagle Avatar
8 months ago


What is everyone hoping to get out of a new model? Just wondering because I have a 4K ATV, and I don’t know what they could add/improve that would make me buy a new one.

The main thing I'd like is a better remote. I can't tell which is the top of the remote in the dark. I'd also like a few more buttons like up/down/left/right and OK. Would make using it so much easier instead of swiping all the time.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GIZBUG Avatar
8 months ago


When was the last time a meaningful update occurred on the tv? Seems that nearly all updates are due to underlying code base updates only.

Seems only reason they release these updates is because every other product gets an update, hell might as well change version number and push one out for AppleTV.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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