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Apple releases tvOS 9.1 beta 2 for Apple TV to developers


One week after the first tvOS 9.1 beta for Apple TV, developers now have access to an updated build of the software update to test. While the initial tvOS 9.1 beta contained no visual changes for users yet, Siri has since been enabled to work with Apple Music on the beta version of the software. Non-developer Apple TV users also recently saw the very first software update for Apple TV yesterday with the release of tvOS 9.0.1, which likely focused on stability and bug fixes as no visual changes were discovered. tvOS 9.1 beta 2 for developers and available to download from Apple’s developer center.

The new Apple TV, launched at the end of last month, delivers the very first App Store for the device as well as Siri support and Apple Music included. Several features from Apple TV 3rd-gen haven’t made it to Apple TV 4th-gen, however, including Bluetooth keyboard support and compatibility with Apple’s Remote app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Apple’s Podcasts app also hasn’t made it to the new box yet.

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  1. Soluble Apps - 7 years ago

    There seems to be some doubt over whether the Remote app will even be updated for Apple TV- seems very odd that they were featuring the Watch being used to control the old Apple TV at the watch events, then they drop support for it.

    • surfingarbo - 7 years ago

      I’m hoping for something more than just a “compatibility update”: for the remote app. I like the way I can quickly “swipe up” on my watch to control my iPhone music. For the current remote app setup, I have to open the app, wait for it to find my Apple TV, and then control my music. (It takes 10 seconds, which I admit is a first world problem).

      In short, it’s way quicker to control my iPhone than my Apple TV, and basically I’d like something like that.

      • surfingarbo - 7 years ago

        *In short, it’s way quicker to control the music on my iPhone than my Apple TV, and basically I’d like something like that.

  2. tipatmorin - 7 years ago

    How to install tvOS beta on Apple TV ?

  3. apalencia07 - 7 years ago

    The ability to type my password and usernames through my iPhone keyboard would be ideal. I hate having to go to each individual letter with the Apple TV remote.


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