Apple Seeds tvOS 16.1 Release Candidate to Developers

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of tvOS 16.1 update to developers ahead of an expected public release on Monday, October 24 alongside iOS 16.1, iPadOS 16.1, and macOS Ventura. The release candidate version comes one week after the launch of the fourth beta.

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tvOS updates are typically minor, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements rather than outward-facing changes. No new features were found in the tvOS 16.1 betas.

Apple shares some information on tvOS releases in its tvOS support document, which is updated after each tvOS launch. tvOS 16 brought enhanced multiuser support, Personalized Spatial Audio when using AirPods, and Accessibility improvements.

Though we don't often know what's new in tvOS during the beta testing process, we let MacRumors readers know when new updates are available so those who are developers can download it upon release.

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Top Rated Comments

thadoggfather Avatar
22 months ago
going for it

tvOS has felt a little rough from 15.x to 16.0 imo
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cpragman Avatar
22 months ago
Public beta. Not just for developers
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
squirrellydw Avatar
22 months ago

Since tvOS 16.0 the YouTube app force closes frequently. I'm hoping to get rid of that, please (whoever is at fault).
working fine with mine. Might wanna try deleting the app and loading it again
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
srbNYC Avatar
22 months ago
The new onscreen Siri feels like a good improvement. One section of the screen instead of the entire bottom third feels right.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thadoggfather Avatar
22 months ago

The new onscreen Siri feels like a good improvement. One section of the screen instead of the entire bottom third feels right.
I like it too, it’s an improvement.

Not like mind blowingly but more distinguished than any other app / platform search results
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AlixSPQR Avatar
22 months ago
Since tvOS 16.0 the YouTube app force closes frequently. I'm hoping to get rid of that, please (whoever is at fault).
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