Apple Releases Second Public Beta of tvOS 12.3

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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.3 update to its public beta testing group, one day after providing the beta to developers and a little over a week after seeding the first public beta.

The tvOS 12.3 public beta can be obtained by going to the Settings app on the Apple TV and navigating to the Software Updates section under "System." "Get Public Beta Updates" will need to be toggled on, and once it is, the Apple TV will download the beta software.


tvOS 12.3 includes the revamped Apple TV app that Apple debuted at its services-focused event on Monday. The new TV app is a better version of the original TV app, offering up access to TV shows, sports, news, and more in one spot.

There's still a "Watch Now" section with an "Up Next" feature for keeping track of what you're in the middle of watching, but there's a new "For You" feature that recommends new content based on what you've previously watched.

A new "Channels" option lets you subscribe to third-party services like Showtime, Starz, and HBO right within the TV app, and you can even watch all of the content from the services included in Channels right in the TV app without having to open a third-party app.

Channels will include CBS All Access, Starz, Showtime, HBO, Nickelodeon, Mubi, The History Channel Vault, and Comedy Central Now, but during the beta, only Showtime, Starz, Smithsonian, and Tastemade are accessible. You can subscribe in the TV app and get a one-week free trial before you're charged.

The TV app is on the Apple TV and iOS devices, and it's even available on the third-generation Apple TV through an upcoming software update that Apple plans to release. Apple has said the new TV app is coming in May, so we can expect tvOS 12.3 to be released then.

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Out of town so can't download this week. Can someone verify if Siri works in PB2? I wasn't able to get it working in PB1, just a gray screen.
 
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Out of town so can't download this week. Can someone verify if Siri works in PB2? I wasn't able to get it working in PB1, just a gray screen.
Do you mean the voice commands? I've never thought of that as Siri, so maybe it's a different thing? But, if you mean the voice commands given by pressing the microphone button on the remote.... It works fine for me in both betas on my Apple TV 4K.
 

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Do you mean the voice commands? I've never thought of that as Siri, so maybe it's a different thing? But, if you mean the voice commands given by pressing the microphone button on the remote.... It works fine for me in both betas on my Apple TV 4K.
Of course that’s Siri. Why do you think they call it “the Siri remote”. @zinman I had the same issue in beta 1. Seems to be fixed now (albeit slower than on the current shipping version of tvOS).
 

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Out of town so can't download this week. Can someone verify if Siri works in PB2? I wasn't able to get it working in PB1, just a gray screen.
Not sure what you mean, exactly. I have not been able to use Siri (on iPhone, or iPad) to play Apple Music on ATV.
Started with last beta...and, continues...
[doublepost=1554860975][/doublepost]Noticed I no longer have volume controls on the lock screen of my iPhone or iPad, when Apple Music is playing on ATV. Only in ATV Remote app. Nice! Apple has found a way to make the ATV suck...again.
 
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