Apple today seeded the eighth 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 one week after the release of the seventh beta.

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Registered developers can download the new ‌tvOS 14‌ beta onto the ‌Apple TV‌ through a profile that's installed using 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.

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There's a new Home section in the Control Center on ‌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.

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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.

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There's an 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 alongside iOS and iPadOS 14.

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Top Rated Comments

agsystems Avatar
8 months ago

My Apple TV keeps saying it’s up to date, but it’s still on tvOS 14.0 beta 18J5331g. How can I get it to recognize there’s an update?
Turn off/on the beta option and accept the terms - may need to reboot. If it doesn’t work then use the nuke option and reset it
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BWhaler Avatar
8 months ago

Just curious, how large are your libraries? are you just talking about movies, or music or what? I haven't encountered this problem, but I'm sure my library is pretty small. I have around 300 movies.
Over 1,000 movies. Library spins and spins and spins and then shows an error.
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Biglethal69 Avatar
8 months ago

Some apps still glitch out. Most noticeably Bill O’Reilly App I have. Screen will go black (audio stops) then returns a few seconds later.
never happens after hours of YoutubeTV or Netflix viewing
Well you would think that would be the app itself needing updating for tvOS 14 not apples fault. No app is going to work correctly until after the release of the GM and they update their apps on the tvOS.
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