tvOS 9.2 Beta 3 Hits the Apple TV for Registered Developers, Features Dictation Typing w/ Siri Remote

Apple has released the third beta of tvOS 9.2 to developers alongside the third iterations of iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4, and watchOS 2.2. This comes two weeks after we saw the last beta of the software upgrade.


tvOS 9.2 adds lots of new features, like support for pairing Bluetooth keyboards, Folders organisation for apps on the home screen, a new App Switcher UI, a native Apple Podcasts app, support for two new Siri languages: US Spanish and French Canadian, access to a user’s entire iCloud Photo Library right from the comfort of their sofa, and the ability to view Live Photos taken with an iPhone 6s/Plus.


Here’s what’s new in the third build of tvOS 9.2 (source: 9to5Mac):

  • You can now use Dictation to search in text boxes using the Siri Remote

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  • Here’s how it looks.

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  • Siri can now search the App Store. For instance, “Search the App Store for Crossy Road” will open the app’s landing page.