Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 15 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of the upcoming tvOS 15 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming three weeks released the second beta.

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

Apple shared little about tvOS 15 when it was unveiled, 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.

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Realityck Avatar
39 months ago
tvOS 15 Beta 3 Release Notes ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/tvos-release-notes/tvos-15-beta-release-notes')

[HEADING=1]Overview[/HEADING]
The tvOS 15 SDK provides support to develop tvOS apps for Apple TV devices running tvOS 15 beta 3. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 13 beta 3, available from Beta Software Downloads ('https://developer.apple.com/download/'). For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 13, see Xcode 13 Beta 2 Release Notes ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/Xcode-Release-Notes/xcode-13-beta-release-notes')

[SPOILER="tvOS 15 beta 3 Changes/Issues"]
[HEADING=3]New Features in tvOS 15 beta 3[/HEADING]

* You can now access Product ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product')raw JSON data for custom decoding:

* Multiple Product.PurchaseOption ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product/purchaseoption') methods are now allowed. .custom(_:) was replaced with several new type methods, namely custom(key:stringValue:) ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product/purchaseoption/3856627-custom'), custom(key:numberValue:) ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product/purchaseoption/3856626-custom'), custom(key:boolValue:) ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product/purchaseoption/3856624-custom'), and custom(key:dataValue:) ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product/purchaseoption/3856625-custom').
* Subscript operators on Product ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product'), Transaction ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/transaction'), and renewalInfo ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product/subscriptioninfo/status/3822294-renewalinfo') were removed, along with the nested Key enumerations.
* BackingValue and extensions adding initializers from BackingValue were removed. (79101606)

* A new type property unfinished ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/transaction/3856631-unfinished') is now available on Transaction ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/transaction') that returns signed information for any transactions where the app still needs to deliver content to the user. (79620896)

[HEADING=3]Known Issues[/HEADING]

* Subscription renewals aren’t automatically pushed to your app through the StoreKit 2 APIs in the App Store sandbox environment. Transaction and renewal information may not be immediately available. (78463355)
* Purchases made using the Sandbox environment return VerificationResult.unverified(_:). (79053760)

[HEADING=3]Resolved in tvOS 15 beta 3[/HEADING]

* When calling latest(for:) on Transaction, or accessing the latestTransactionproperty on a Product value, the system now correctly returns a transaction for the given product identifier. (79399941)
* Fixed an issue when calling finishTransaction(_:) ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/skpaymentqueue/1506003-finishtransaction') on the SKPaymentQueue ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/skpaymentqueue') failed. (79854926)
* The cases consented and notConsented of the Product.SubscriptionInfo.RenewalInfo.PriceIncreaseStatus ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product/subscriptioninfo/renewalinfo/priceincreasestatus') enumeration were replaced with Product.SubscriptionInfo.RenewalInfo.PriceIncreaseStatus.agreed ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product/subscriptioninfo/renewalinfo/priceincreasestatus/agreed') and Product.SubscriptionInfo.RenewalInfo.PriceIncreaseStatus.pending ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product/subscriptioninfo/renewalinfo/priceincreasestatus/pending'), respectively. (75888552)
* Fixed an issue with calling the type method products(for:) ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product/3851116-products') on Product that failed if it contained subscriptions that had no localized App Store information in App Store Connect. (79729867)
* Fixed an issue with currentEntitlements ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/transaction/3851204-currententitlements') where the property on Transaction ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/transaction')returned multiple VerificationResult ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/verificationresult') for a single Product.ID ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/storekit/product/id'). (79212054)

[HEADING=2]Logging[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues[/HEADING]

* For every process crash, tvOS generates two crash logs. (76650102)

[HEADING=3]Deprecations[/HEADING]

* Support for cleartext HTTP URL schemes for Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC) is now deprecated. Use only HTTPS URL schemes for PAC. This affects all PAC configurations, including, but not limited to, configurations set via Settings, System Preferences, profiles, and URLSession APIs such as connectionProxyDictionary ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/foundation/urlsessionconfiguration/1411499-connectionproxydictionary') and CFNetworkExecuteProxyAutoConfigurationURL(_:_:_:_:) ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/cfnetwork/1426392-cfnetworkexecuteproxyautoconfigu'). If you configure a cleartext HTTP PAC URL, the system may upgrade it to HTTPS during PAC file loads. Web Proxy Auto-Discovery (WPAD) Protocol via DNS isn’t affected. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Option 252 WPAD may attempt to upgrade cleartext HTTP URLs to HTTPS during PAC file loads. (61981845)

[HEADING=2]MapKit[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Deprecations[/HEADING]

* MKPinAnnotationView ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/mapkit/mkpinannotationview') and MapPin ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/mapkit/mappin') are deprecated in this beta. (78536295)

[HEADING=2]SharePlay[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved in tvOS 15 beta 3[/HEADING]

* Fixed an issue that required the iOS device to be PIN-paired before sending SharePlay content to Apple TV. (76149579)
* You can now return a SharePlay handoff to iOS. (79160555)
* When you play new content on Apple TV in a FaceTime with two iOS devices, the content plays, and is now in sync on the device that’s not signed into the same Apple ID that’s on Apple TV. (79424124)

[HEADING=2]Swift[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved in tvOS 15 beta 3[/HEADING]

* The async Task ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/swift/task') APIs in macOS, watchOS, and tvOS no longer differ from the async Task APIs in iOS. (79378627)

[HEADING=2]SwiftUI[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues[/HEADING]

* AsyncImage ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/SwiftUI/AsyncImage') in List ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/SwiftUI/List') sometimes cancels image downloads prematurely. (78187465)
* Fixed an issue that caused a TextField ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/SwiftUI/TextField') in a ForEach ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/SwiftUI/ForEach') to update an incorrect text binding. (78168257)

[HEADING=3]Resolved in tvOS 15 beta 3[/HEADING]

* Fixed an issue that if you created a Text ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/SwiftUI/Text') view from an AttributedString ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/foundation/attributedstring') that contained a morphology attribute and then interpolated the Text view inside a LocalizedStringKey ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/SwiftUI/LocalizedStringKey'), the attributes of the AttributedString didn’t affect the displayed text. (76192084)
* You can now correctly push to a third screen after popping from a third screen in the navigation stack. (79076444)
* The Alert ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/SwiftUI/Alert') modifier now correctly displays a passed-in message. (79252107)

[HEADING=2]Xcode[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues[/HEADING]

* MusicKit ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/MusicKit') functionality, such as loading content with music requests, doesn’t work in simulated devices. (78559381)
Workaround: Test your app’s MusicKit functionality on a physical device.

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ErikGrim Avatar
39 months ago

I often think about using the Beta on my Apple TV. Is it worth installing it or not?
Nah. It's very much the same as always. Unless you have any issues or want to use eARC with HPs that is.
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