Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 16.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 16.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming two weeks after Apple released the third beta.

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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, but there are some noteworthy features in the tvOS 16.2 update. It adds support for the new Home app architecture, which is designed to make Home setups faster and more reliable.

tvOS 16.2 also adds a new Siri voice recognition feature, allowing the ‌Apple TV‌ to recognize each person in the household by voice, swapping over to the appropriate profile. This makes it easier to switch between ‌Apple TV‌ users, getting to the correct music, TV shows, recommendations, and more. Voice recognition supports up to six family members.

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turbo_911 Avatar
21 months ago

I haven't experienced that on the 128GB ATV running third beta of tvOS 16.2 as a FYI. I haven't updated mine yet for this beta. What app is involved that you experience this?
I have the same issue as the poster above on 16.1.1 on 128GB ATV.
The app that I have noticed this issue, is on Hulu. I have not checked any other apps to see if the issue remains or not.
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Realityck Avatar
21 months ago

Can someone confirm if the sound issues have been resolved in this latest beta? This is my issue below on the 128GB model -

After updating to 16.1.1 I'm experiencing sound issues....a radio-like static noise that happens every 20-40 minutes and only lasts maybe 2-3 seconds, other times the sound just drops. I did not have these issues running tvOS 16.1

I know this because I ended up returning the Apple TV 128GB running 16.1.1 and got the same model but left it on tvOS 16.1...no sound issues at all. Two days later the device auto-updated to 16.1.1...guess what? Sound issues are back. I then enabled Beta updates and downloaded 16.2 Beta 3 and the sound issues are still present.

I haven't experienced that on the 128GB ATV running third beta of tvOS 16.2 as a FYI. I haven't updated mine yet for this beta. What app is involved that you experience this?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)