Apple Releases tvOS 10 Beta 2 for Developers

Following today’s releases of the second builds of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and watchOS 3, Apple has released the second beta of tvOS 10 for developers to test on the fourth generation Apple TV. In additon to bug fixes and stability improvements, there’s also a few notable differences between beta 2 and 1.

For instance, a new Apple Music UI is present which takes cues from the classic iPod’s old UI. 9to5Mac has published a few screenshots of the new interface which can be viewed below.

There’s also an updated Apple TV Remote app for iOS which adds improved Siri integration, dictation, and a new gaming UI for certain applications. The new app also now works with the third-gen and second-gen Apple TVs running Software 7.2.1 and 6.2.1 respectively.

Known issues with the second beta of tvOS 10 include a bug which results in error while trying to upgrade to beta 2 from tvOS 10 beta 1, no closed caption compatibility while listening to Podcasts, and the inability to search for sports results using Siri in the Norwegian, Dutch, and Swedish languages. There’s also a full list of bugs in the Music app which coincide with the new UI the app has received.

  • Songs played on Beats 1 Radio Stations do not add to existing playlists.
  • Song playback does not function when accessing songs from Go to Album.
  • Go to Artist pages do not load.
  • Using Siri to “Like this song” or “Dislike this song” does not function.

Known fixes within the latest build include some affecting Siri via different languages, the initial set up of your Apple TV, and video playback.

tvOS 10 has already brought us updates to Siri including YouTube video search, a new dark mode, Single Sign-On for pay-TV applications, support for entering text via your iPhone, an updated Photos app to correspond with iOS 10’s, and much more.

To install beta 2 of tvOS 10, head over to Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software on your Apple TV and download the updated build.

You can learn more about tvOS 10 here.


Via: 9to5Mac