Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 16.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 16.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming a week after the launch of the third tvOS 16.4 beta.

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Registered developers are able to download the tvOS 16.4 update by downloading a profile on the Apple TV using Xcode.

tvOS updates are usually minor, 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 16.4 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

hirshnoc Avatar
3 weeks ago
I'm guessing watchOS, macOS, iOS, HomePod OS, and iPadOS articles are in this forum's immediate future?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dfwiddoc Avatar
3 weeks ago
Silly me for thinking that the purpose of this comment section was for folks to share with others new features or bugs they notice with these beta updates.

The cynical, desultory replies about the articles on this forum (and Apple products in general) honestly make me wonder why anyone on here installs these beta cycles to begin with? And if you think Apple is so incompetent, then why are you still coming here in the first place? Android devices are plentiful after all (there’s just no convenient target to bitch about how comparatively clumsy and inept they are).

It’s well-established that these hot-off-the-presses announcements of new beta releases are information-free clickbait articles to begin with, and the comments heckling both them and Apple products in general are as tiresome and cliched as what they’re criticizing, IMHO (at least the incessant requests for how to install OTA AirPods firmware are sincere)!

If anyone finds anything new in this latest update, kindly share. I’ll happily sort through all the usual dreck to look for them, thanks!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
3 weeks ago
I case you haven't noticed they incorporated content HUD into tvOS developer menu the last couple of betas. That allows you to see the stats related to bitrate, ECT, against streaming content.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
3 weeks ago
No notes yet, but its tvOS 16.4 beta 4 (20L5490a)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madmin Avatar
3 weeks ago
Yay ! I can't wait for all these new betas !

(I don't install any of them, just enjoy reading about all the bugs)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
3 weeks ago
Still looking forward to a day when MacRumors boilerplate statement:

tvOS updates are usually minor, focusing on internal bug fixes and improvements rather than notable outward-facing changes.
is obsolete following a change of approach & pace from Apple with regards tvOS.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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