Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.2 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming two weeks after Apple seeded the third beta of macOS Sonoma 14.2.

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Registered developers can opt-in to the beta through the Software Update section of the System Settings app. Under Beta updates, toggle on the Sonoma Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID associated with an Apple Developer account is required to get the beta.

‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.2 adds an Apple Music Favorites playlist that houses everything you've favorited, plus Apple added support for collaborative playlists. You can now share a playlist with multiple people, and each participant can add songs.

Shazam can also be added to the Control Center or menu bar on the Mac.

Stickers can be used to reply to iMessages when you long press on a chat bubble in the Messages app, and there's also now support for the extra-secure iMessage Contact Key Verification option.

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Top Rated Comments

AAPLGeek Avatar
7 months ago
That's funny because macOS hasn't ever been out of beta for the last several releases.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
7 months ago
Released today to devs

* iOS 17.2 beta 4 (21C5054b) - November 28, 2023
* iPadOS 17.2 beta 4 (21C5054b) - November 28, 2023
* macOS 14.2 beta 4 (23C5055b) - November 28, 2023
* watchOS 10.2 beta 4 (21S5358a) - November 28, 2023
* tvOS 17.2 beta 4 (21K5356c) - November 28, 2023
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannys1 Avatar
7 months ago
Did they fix/revert the change to “recently added” in Music only showing the last 60 entires?

A little birdy told me this ridiculous change was going to be reverted after complaints.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
miguelbesy Avatar
7 months ago

Can you point to an article or post where I can read more about this, please?
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/255188289?page=5
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
7 months ago
Comparison of 14.2 beta 4 to previous 14.2 beta 3

macOS 14.2 beta 4 (23C5055b)

* Safari Version 17.2 (19617.1.17.11.5)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.61.4 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.2.0: Wed Nov 15 22:11:37 PST 2023; root:xnu-10002.61.2.505.1~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

macOS 14.2 beta 3 (23C5047e)

* Safari Version 17.2 (19617.1.16.11.2)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.60.56 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.2.0: Thu Nov 9 06:28:34 PST 2023; root:xnu-10002.60.71.505.1~3/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stuipdboy1000 Avatar
7 months ago

Thanks.
But do we have a new build id for 12.7.2 rc4?
21G1971
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