Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 18 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of the upcoming tvOS 18 refresh to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming two weeks after the second beta came out.

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Registered developers are able to download the tvOS 18 update by opting in to the beta through the Settings app on the Apple TV. A registered developer account is required.

tvOS 18 adds an InSight feature to the TV app, and it is able to provide real-time information about actors, music, and more in Apple TV+ shows and music. Enhanced Dialogue has been refined with machine learning and computational audio so it is better able to boost vocal clarity over background noise and music, plus it is now available on built-in TV speakers, AirPods, and other Bluetooth devices.

Subtitles will now show up automatically when relevant, such as when the TV's volume is muted, a show or movie is rewound, or when the language of a show doesn't match the device language.

Other new features include 21:9 aspect ratio support for projectors, new screen savers and improved controls for swapping screen savers, and support for Live Captions during FaceTime calls through an iPhone or iPad.

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1 week ago
atmos hdmi passthrough yet???
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atmos hdmi passthrough yet???
That's my number one request too!
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bitstream passthrough of trueHD atmos ? more dv profiles ?
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Any word on if screen time restrictions will come to appleTV with 18? It’s wild to me that my kids Apple Watch /iphone / ipad will lock out at set time with screen time but they can turn the Apple TV in their room on at any time and watch youtube.
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Would be great if I could delete the iTunes Movies and iTunes TV Shows icons. They've been depreciated for a while now, I'd like them to be gone!
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6 days ago at 04:53 am
Although I find the Enhance Dialog option awesome while playing voices over exposition or gunfight scenes, it appears that the voices are way too low during quiet scenes. Even the Boost option do not change this. This should be addressed in the next beta.

The only way to get better and clearer voices / dialog in quiet scenes is to enable the Reduce Loud Sounds option, which highly compresses the audio dynamic.
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