Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 14 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 14 update to developers for testing purposes. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new ‌tvOS 14‌ beta comes two weeks after the release of the second beta.


Registered developers can download the ‌tvOS 14‌ beta onto the ‌Apple TV‌ through a profile that's installed with Apple's Xcode software.

‌tvOS 14‌ introduces Picture in Picture, a feature that lets you watch movies or TV shows in a small window in the corner of the screen while you do something else on the ‌Apple TV‌.

There's a new Home app for the ‌Apple TV‌ in ‌tvOS 14‌, which allows HomeKit-connected devices to be controlled right from the TV. There's an option to view HomeKit camera feeds on the larger screen of the television or in Picture in Picture mode so you can keep an eye on your house at all times.

Apple Arcade on ‌Apple TV‌ now supports multiple users, so each tvOS user can keep track of their individual game levels, leaderboards, and invitations. Additional gaming controllers are supported, including the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Xbox Adaptive Controllers, and ‌Apple TV‌ games can now take advantage of haptic feedback and other features built into controllers.

There's a new option to manually choose a screensaver category in ‌tvOS 14‌, and for those who watch YouTube, ‌tvOS 14‌ supports watching YouTube videos in 4K for the first time.

For more on the new features coming in ‌tvOS 14‌, make sure to check out our roundup. ‌tvOS 14‌ is expected to be released this fall.

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2 weeks ago
Please fix the massive issue with remote app, remote control Center app and YouTube! Yikes!
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1 day ago at 06:38 am


hello do you also have problems with the siri remote?

We are having lots of issues with our remote and general navigation with the latest beta.
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2 weeks ago
if you find any issues - report them using the Feedback Assistant app on your Mac or iPhone. They can't fix what they don't know about.
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2 weeks ago
In the old build, there’s a Massive issue with up next where it resets the queue if you have “up next” enabled on the home screen, and not just within the TV app.

i hope they fixed this
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2 weeks ago
Please fix the bugs in the Apple TV app. Large libraries won’t load, shows you’ve puchased don’t always show up, etc.

And dial down all the ads. So beneath Apple. Tacky.

But honetly, just fix the bugs. Apple is punishing its best customers.
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