Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 16.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 16.5 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming two weeks after the launch of the first tvOS 16.5 beta.

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Registered developers are able to download the tvOS 16.5 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 16.5 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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Surf Monkey Avatar
17 months ago

I really wonder what updates they can keep making to tvOS that are TV related.
I wonder how many MORE bugs and poor design choices they can insert. AppleTV and the TV app have been increasingly unstable and increasingly flooded with ads for Apple shows to the point that its usefulness is eroded.

Apple needs to step back and re-evaluate the entire TV and HomeKit platform. Both have become user hostile in a very un-Apple way in my opinion.
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