Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 16.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 16.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming one day after the launch of tvOS 16.1, an update that added support for Matter, iCloud Shared Photo Library, and more.

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Developers can download the tvOS 16.2 beta by downloading a profile onto the Apple TV using Xcode.

tvOS updates are often minor in scale, focusing on internal bug fixes and improvements rather than notable outward-facing changes. There is no word as of yet what's included in the tvOS 16.2 update, but we'll update this article if we find anything new.

Apple shares some information on tvOS releases in its tvOS support document, which is updated after each tvOS launch.

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

NightFox Avatar
14 weeks ago

Is there anything more confusing than:



Our HomePods are supposed to get tvOS software?
Yeah, that had me scratching my head too.
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originalmagneto Avatar
14 weeks ago

Does YouTube still have that black screen delay when clicking on videos?
Just turn off Match content and you are golden ?
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srbNYC Avatar
14 weeks ago
Is there anything more confusing than:


Upgrading your home requires that all HomePod speakers in your Home or associated with your iCloud account are updated to tvOS 16.2 or later.
Our HomePods are supposed to get tvOS software?
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NightFox Avatar
14 weeks ago
I've never taken much notice of ATV betas, but this one's interesting due to the Home app/Matter upgrade. What's the normal delay between Dev betas and public ones?
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d5aqoëp Avatar
14 weeks ago
No Atmos or DTX pass through still.
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PauloSera Avatar
14 weeks ago
Any sign of the new HomeKit architecture? I'm guessing this is something they're not even going to beta test.
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