Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 16.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 16.3 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming one day after the launch of tvOS 16.2.

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Developers can download the tvOS 16.3 beta by downloading a profile onto the Apple TV using Xcode.

tvOS updates usually 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 16.3 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, but it does not provide details on betas.

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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Dionte Avatar
6 weeks ago

I have been dealing with this since the moment I upgraded to tvOS 14. No update has resolved the issue. I was hoping the new Home architecture would help, but it didn't. It's maddening.
Same here, tried to upgrade the architecture and not a single one has come out the configuring stage. They keep asking for the password. ?
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Surf Monkey Avatar
6 weeks ago
The TV App is straight up buggy in 16.2 and Home Hub implementation has been degraded too. Somehow I doubt these will be fixed.
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skiguy45 Avatar
6 weeks ago
I have been dealing with this since the moment I upgraded to tvOS 14. No update has resolved the issue. I was hoping the new Home architecture would help, but it didn't. It's maddening.

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skiguy45 Avatar
6 weeks ago

Do you have more than one ATV? Could be a placement issue, but it should be pretty hard to put it somewhere that it would disconnect that often.

HomeKit is currently broken in some critical ways. Many of my automations stopped working or started behaving strangely with the 16.0 update. After upgrading to the new architecture and re-creating the problematic automations… they still don’t work right.
I have a second, very old (pre app store), ATV right on the other side of the wall from the one giving me trouble. Maybe I'll try unplugging it.
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bigpoppa Avatar
6 weeks ago
Yay!!!! ?
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