Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 15 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of the upcoming tvOS 15 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming a little over two weeks after Apple released the first beta.

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Developers can download the new tvOS 15 beta by downloading a profile onto the ‌Apple TV‌ using Xcode.

Apple shared little about tvOS 15 during its keynote event, but there are some new features that are coming to the operating system. SharePlay, a FaceTime feature that lets multiple users watch TV shows or movies together, will integrate with tvOS, and there's a new "For All of You" recommendation engine that suggests shows everyone might enjoy.

A Shared With You section also displays movies and shows that were shared with you through the Messages app so you remember to check them out. When paired with AirPods Pro or AirPods Max, the ‌Apple TV‌ supports Spatial audio for a theater-like surround sound experience, and there's a new feature for automatically connecting your AirPods through Smart AirPods routing.

Two HomePod mini speakers can be paired with the ‌Apple TV‌ 4K for stereo sound, and if you have HomeKit cameras, you can view multiple cameras at the same time on the ‌Apple TV‌.

tvOS 15 is limited to developers at the current time, but Apple will provide a public beta of the software to public beta testers starting in July.

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Top Rated Comments

Think|Different Avatar
17 months ago
And the crowd goes mild…
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RStolpe Avatar
17 months ago

And the crowd goes mild…
Yeah but it’s an important os also as many of us use it. But as you can’t do much with it beside home etc then people will not go crazy
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JSL1 Avatar
17 months ago
Did Apple add IR learning for the Power button on the new Siri remote for customers with non HDMI-CEC equipment?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
One2Grift Avatar
17 months ago
With HDMI 2.1 and the A12 on the latest gen ATV, 4K at 120hz isn’t limited by cabling or by lack of cpu. So It’s something I kinda hoped Apple may include in TVOS15. Not yet entirely practical but nonetheless it would have been a nice differentiator feature even if quite limited .
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Braderunner Avatar
17 months ago

Did Apple add IR learning for the Power button on the new Siri remote for customers with non HDMI-CEC equipment?
This! My TV has HDMI-CEC, but most of the time, I use Siri to turn the Apple TV on (my receiver then turns on thru CEC) and play Apple Music. I have CEC disabled on my TV, because I don't want it on when I'm just listening to music. I would like to use the power button on the ATV remote to turn my TV on and off. Then, I could put my TV's remote away, since that's all I use it for.
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BWhaler Avatar
17 months ago
Fix library tab on AppleTV 4K devices? Or still dumpster fire?
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