Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 17.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 17.5 to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming a week after the release of the third beta.

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Registered developers are able to download the tvOS 17.5 update by opting in to the beta through the Settings app on the Apple TV. A registered developer account is required.

tvOS software updates are often minor in scale compared to other operating system updates, focusing primarily on smaller improvements rather than outward-facing changes. We don't yet know what's included in tvOS 17.5.

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 always 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.

A related HomePod software update 17.5 beta has also been seeded.

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powaking Avatar
4 weeks ago

That should be a short time installing as it already did the download and prep. After you tell it to install the first thing it does is verify before it installs. If it got stuck it's like it lost internet connectivity with Apple server involved to verify CEC. I would think if it didn't start to install you can interrupt it.
Pulled the power and powered back up. Did the install again and it went right thru.
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Realityck Avatar
4 weeks ago
I really like to see the tvOS App purchase history remove the apps listed that are not installed so when you want to manually check for updates they don't show. Hoping tvOS 18 changes this old version of the App Store because of that.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dillacom Avatar
4 weeks ago
the update status screen is different.....
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
powaking Avatar
4 weeks ago

Anyone got a screenshot?
for me it’s been like this for 2 hours ☹️

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zapmymac Avatar
4 weeks ago

for me it’s been like this for 2 hours ☹️
Very nice clean tv install btw ?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
4 weeks ago
Note this is tvOS 17.5 beta 4 (21L5567a) - April 30, 2024
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)