Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 17.6 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 17.6 to developers for testing purposes, with the second beta coming two weeks after the release of the first beta.

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Registered developers are able to download the tvOS 17.6 update by opting in to the beta through the Settings app on the Apple TV. A registered developer account is required.

tvOS software releases are usually 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 17.6.

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.

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Top Rated Comments

Getabeard80 Avatar
2 weeks ago

How about an M4 AppleTV 4K or even 8K? That would be something.

From a professional stand point hardware playback ProRes support would be a very nice to have. I can see a few applications to use that.
8k is still years away, think 2030. Yes there are a few TVs that can support it, however, the only content available is compressed YouTube file and only 1, yes 1, movie.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sherry Livingston Avatar
2 weeks ago
One or two updates ago our AppleTV started having small but annoying issues. Often when starting to stream video the TV and AppleTV loose connection for few seconds.

Also the play/pause button does not work on all the apps.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)