Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of tvOS 16 to Developers

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

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Top Rated Comments

BWhaler Avatar
6 weeks ago
Any hope the library tab works with large media collections on Apple’s own hardware like it does on every other smart TV?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gator5000e Avatar
6 weeks ago
Hope tvOS 16 fixes the Atmos audio drop out issues.
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srbNYC Avatar
6 weeks ago
I wonder how they decided tvOS wouldn’t ever get release notes.
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FishyFish Avatar
6 weeks ago
I'm really excited about beta 7! Beta 6 was awesome. Installing now!
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George Dawes Avatar
6 weeks ago
I agree re the library visual update , takes ages to fill in the icons and that’s with a wired connection too !
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