Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of tvOS 16 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming tvOS 16 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming a little over a week after Apple seeded the fourth beta of tvOS 16 to developers.

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Developers can download the new tvOS 16 beta by downloading a profile onto the Apple TV using Xcode.

tvOS 16 enables cross-device connectivity, a feature that allows developers to integrate ‌Apple TV‌ apps with iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch apps to unlock new experiences on the TV. Apple has also improved how multiple user profiles work in tvOS 16 by adding a shared keychain, so users won't need to sign in and choose their profile when launching an ‌Apple TV‌ app.

Game controller support has been expanded to the Nintendo Joy-Cons and Pro Controller, and HDR10+ support is available in the tvOS 16 ‌Apple TV‌ app. With tvOS 16, the ‌Apple TV‌ will support Matter, an upcoming standard that will improve interoperability between smart home accessories from different companies.

Apple has also seeded a new beta of the HomePod 16 software.

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Top Rated Comments

SFjohn Avatar
8 weeks ago

I am still hoping they are making more work of tvOS. It's so slow compared to iOS and iPadOS, even on the newest AppleTV 4K.
Honestly haven’t ever noticed tvOS being slow on the latest gear… could be just me, or perhaps other gear is making a difference. ?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hanusjiri96 Avatar
8 weeks ago

Can someone confirm this beta fixes the broken eARC support of beta 4?
Yes, it’s working again
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
8 weeks ago

Apple has also improved how multiple user profiles work in tvOS 16 by adding a shared keychain, so users won't need to sign in and choose their profile when launching an Apple TV app.
This sounds great.
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dugbug Avatar
8 weeks ago

Can someone confirm this beta fixes the broken eARC support of beta 4?
dude its obviously right there in the release notes
"This update provides fixes and performance improvements"

;)
-d
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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