Apple Releases First Public Beta of tvOS 15

Apple today seeded the first beta of tvOS 15 to public beta testers, allowing members of the public to download and test the new update on modern Apple TV models.

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Public beta testers can download the tvOS 15 beta update by opening up the Settings app on the ‌Apple TV‌, navigating to the Software Updates section under "System," and then toggling on "Get public Beta Updates" after signing up to beta test on Apple's public beta website.

tvOS updates are often minor in scale, but there are some notable new additions that are coming. 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.

Apple may add new features or refine existing features throughout the tvOS 15 beta testing process, with the software set to be released in the fall.

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Top Rated Comments

Zance Avatar
39 months ago
Should add a warning to this post. There is NO way to downgrade to an official OS release after updating to the beta if you're using an Apple TV 4K.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HappySponge Avatar
39 months ago

Used to work fine on Sony. They released an update and poof, no more functionalit.
Sony just released another firmware update that fixes this. Apple TV can now turn on AND off a sony TV through HDMI-CEC.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Khedron Avatar
39 months ago

Did you check this? this was problem for mine:

[HEADING=2]Make sure that HDMI-CEC is on[/HEADING]
If some features don't work, check the following:
[LIST=1]
* Make sure that your TV or receiver offers HDMI-CEC support. For help, ask the TV manufacturer or check the manual.
* Check that HDMI-CEC is turned on in the menu of your TV or receiver. Use the remote that came with your equipment. Since manufacturers often have different names for HDMI-CEC, look for a setting that ends in "Link" or "Sync." Here are some examples:


* LG: SimpLink
* Philips: EasyLink
* Samsung: Anynet+
* Sharp: Aquos Link
* Sony: BRAVIA Sync

Power button has always worked with my LG. I have CEC on.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MauiPa Avatar
39 months ago

Hope power button on Siri remote can learn IR now
Did you check this? this was problem for mine:

[HEADING=2]Make sure that HDMI-CEC is on[/HEADING]
If some features don't work, check the following:
[LIST=1]
* Make sure that your TV or receiver offers HDMI-CEC support. For help, ask the TV manufacturer or check the manual.
* Check that HDMI-CEC is turned on in the menu of your TV or receiver. Use the remote that came with your equipment. Since manufacturers often have different names for HDMI-CEC, look for a setting that ends in "Link" or "Sync." Here are some examples:


* LG: SimpLink
* Philips: EasyLink
* Samsung: Anynet+
* Sharp: Aquos Link
* Sony: BRAVIA Sync
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
39 months ago
Trying this on one ATV to see what's changed. Hey maybe it will fix the library issue finally for BWhaler? ;)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ZzapDK Avatar
39 months ago

Used to work fine on Sony. They released an update and poof, no more functionalit.
Seems model specific then, because my Sony (65XG9505) works fine
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)