Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of tvOS 16 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming tvOS 16 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming one week after Apple seeded the fifth 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.

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ltd73 Avatar
23 months ago
Still no Dolby Atmos fix ?¿? Still F’d up on Airpods max. COMMON !!!:mad::mad::mad::mad:
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fwmireault Avatar
23 months ago
I don't see public beta for tvOS, but I see iOS and iPadOS. Are you sure public beta is out?
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Realityck Avatar
23 months ago

Weird still not seeing it on my side. It’s the first time I have issues with tvOS beta update, it was pretty reliable and instantaneous so far. I’ll wait a couple hours and try again.
Previous beta 5 had toggled off get betas, you need to enable that to get beta 6. Saw that on a couple of ATV's I own.
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Realityck Avatar
23 months ago

I don't see public beta for tvOS, but I see iOS and iPadOS. Are you sure public beta is out?
It's online locally about 1300 PST, I updated one ATV already.
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james734 Avatar
23 months ago

it’s 20J5366a, but my Apple TV is stuck on 20J5355f, which is the build number of the fifth beta. This is why I doubt that public beta is avaible at this moment
Thank you. That’s the same build I’m on also. Either PB isn’t out yet or Apple pulled it for some reason. I’m suspecting PB hasn’t been released and MR is incorrect in the announcement.
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