Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 17.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 17.2 to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming a day after the release of tvOS 17.1.

Apple TV 2022 Feature Blue
Registered developers are able to download the tvOS 17.2 update by opting in to the beta through the Settings app on the Apple TV. A registered developer account is required.

tvOS updates are often minor in scale compared to other operating system updates, focusing primarily on bug fixes and smaller improvements rather than notable outward-facing changes. There is no word yet on what's included in tvOS 17.2.

Apple shares some information on tvOS releases in its tvOS support document, which is updated after each tvOS launch, but Apple does not provide notes during beta testing.

Though we don't often know what's new in tvOS betas, we let MacRumors readers know when new updates are available so those who are developers can download new software upon release.

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Top Rated Comments

BJMRamage Avatar
8 months ago
the new Side Bar in TV App will take some time to get used to.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
melapple Avatar
8 months ago

The redesigned Apple TV app is available in this update.
And yet macrumours is still copying and pasting “tvOS updates are often minor in scale” why?
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Juicy Box Avatar
8 months ago

And yet macrumours is still copying and pasting “tvOS updates are often minor in scale” why?
Because they are often (always?) minor in scale. Even full tvOS yearly updates are minor in scale, imo. There has barely been a change in tvOS since its launch in 2015.

If you take all the tvOS updates since tvOS launched, and combined them all and compared them to just a yearly update of the other Apple OSs, that would be considered a small update for iOS or MacOS.

I personally think a redesign of the Apple TV app is minor. I bet it would be considered minor on any other OS, but since tvOS updates are so minor, it just seems like the TV app update is a pretty big deal.
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NYCValkyrie Avatar
8 months ago
Honestly, I kind of like it. It needs some work and I’m sure some more UI changes are coming and fixes to navigation but it’s definitely an improvement. A LOT better than having to scroll all the way up and down. Easier to isolate a section or get to a channel. Hope it gets better.
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Realityck Avatar
8 months ago
SDK notes don't discuss Apple TV app changes
[SPOILER="tvOS 17.2 Beta Release Notes"]
[HEADING=2]Apple Music ('')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues ('')[/HEADING]

* The Favorite Songs playlist might take a while to appear on some iOS/iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS devices. (117219873)
Workaround: Add a single song to your Apple Music library and the Favorite Songs playlist should appear within a few minutes.

[HEADING=2]StoreKit ('')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]New Features ('')[/HEADING]

* New pricing properties price, currency, and currencyCode are now available on Transaction (''). If an offer was applied to the transaction, a new property offer is available to see information about it (id, type, payment mode), as well as convenience properties offerID, offerType, and offerPaymentMode. (106650768)

[HEADING=3]New Features ('')[/HEADING]


Use _logChanges() to log causes of SwiftUI view updates.

Call the new debugging method `_logChanges()` in the body of a SwiftUI view to

log information about why the system is updating the view. For example:

struct MyView: View {
var body: some View {
let _ = Self._logChanges()
// … rest of view body …

As well as the physical property names, “@self” marks that the view value itself has changed, and “@identity” marks that the identity of the view has changed (that is, that the persistent data associated with the view has been recycled for a new instance of the same type).

The new `_logChanges()` method is like the existing `_printChanges()` one,

except that the new method uses the system console, which is useful in some debugging workflows.

Calls to `_logChanges()` log at the info level to the ""

subsystem with the category “Changed Body Properties”. (113352555)

[HEADING=3]Resolved Issues ('')[/HEADING]

* Fixed: Resolved a possible Swift access conflict crash that could occur with toolbar items. (113992797)

Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deejaykorn Avatar
8 months ago
The redesigned Apple TV app is available in this update.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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