Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 17.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 17.2 to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming two weeks after the release of the first tvOS 17.2 beta.

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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, but tvOS 17.2 introduces an overhauled ‌Apple TV‌ app.

The app now includes a sidebar that houses content from both Apple's services and streaming services that integrate with the tvOS Watch Now feature. There are dedicated sections for Search, Watch Now, ‌Apple TV+‌, MLS Season Pass, Sports, the Store, and the Library at the top of the sidebar, along with dedicated sections for streaming services like ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, Hulu, ESPN, Discovery, Peacock, Prime Video, and more.

You can click into each streaming service to see content that's available specifically on that service, and there's also a new My TV section that replaces "My Channels."

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hsoj1006 Avatar
7 months ago

When I am in any individual app’s screen, and I try to hold the microphone down to dictate my search, it seems to activate the system Siri instead of dictation in the app’s search bar. Have encountered this on several TV apps.
Yep! This beta has a ton of bugs!
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srbNYC Avatar
7 months ago
When I am in any individual app’s screen, and I try to hold the microphone down to dictate my search, it seems to activate the system Siri instead of dictation in the app’s search bar. Have encountered this on several TV apps.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
se7encrows Avatar
7 months ago

Someone test if this fixes 5.1 playback, the first beta broke it.
Still not fixed. Center channel works for Atmos content, but 5.1 LPCM streams are still broken.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Broken Hope Avatar
7 months ago
Someone test if this fixes 5.1 playback, the first beta broke it.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alchemicapper Avatar
7 months ago
Does Apple even care about Apple TV or unit test except to sell their content anymore? Dictation is broken. Trying to dictate inside an app shows the “Search Movies, Shows, and More” which I don’t care about and don’t want to see and can’t turn off
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boyreinvented Avatar
7 months ago
Still no way to delete the MLS stuff unfortunately
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