Apple Seeds Release Candidate Version of tvOS 16.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming tvOS 16.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the update coming a week after the launch of the fourth 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 typically 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 16.4 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, but it doesn't provide beta release notes.

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 at release.

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applezulu Avatar
17 months ago

Never bricked mine using hundreds of tvOS betas. Currently using all the 4K models.
That's great, but the term is literally beta testing. A lot of people don't understand that. They think it's just some sort of exclusive, invitation-only club where the special people get the good stuff first, before the hoi polloi. It's not that, and it comes with actual risk that your user experience will be suboptimal, and possibly very suboptimal. Given your listed experience with beta testing, you are aware of the risks. Someone saying "I dont see why anyone would NOT want to run the betas on their AppleTV" doesn't sound like someone who is aware of the risks.
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chinito77 Avatar
17 months ago

That's great, but the term is literally beta testing. A lot of people don't understand that. They think it's just some sort of exclusive, invitation-only club where the special people get the good stuff first, before the hoi polloi. It's not that, and it comes with actual risk that your user experience will be suboptimal, and possibly very suboptimal. Given your listed experience with beta testing, you are aware of the risks. Someone saying "I dont see why anyone would NOT want to run the betas on their AppleTV" doesn't sound like someone who is aware of the risks.
I'm very familiar with betas (Been in the IT field for over 20 years). To clarify, my comment only applies to the AppleTV. It's a very useful but boring device so anything new, even at the cost of a bug is better than nothing IMO. I have yet to brick it since the first one and even if I did, $100 ain't going to break the bank. It's a device that desperately needs new features so I'm always hoping for something new with each release.
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sjsharksfan12 Avatar
17 months ago

I'm not a fan of change for the sake of change (or for solutions that are looking for problems) but i wouldn't mind a refresh. My first choice might be smaller "tiles" so i could see more on one screen.
I just want better integration between the apps and the app store. You should be able to check if apps need an update with the individual apps rather than going to the app store and checking each one individually.
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