Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of tvOS 10 to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today provided developers with the fifth beta of tvOS 10, the next-generation operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 10 beta 5 comes one week after the release of tvOS beta 4 and approximately two months after the operating system was first shown off at Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference

    tvOS betas are harder to install than beta updates for iOS and OS X. Installing the tvOS beta requires the Apple TV to be connected to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, with the software downloaded and installed via iTunes or Apple Configurator. Once a beta profile has been installed on the device through iTunes, new beta updates will be available over the air.


    tvOS 10 builds on features initially introduced with tvOS last October, bringing expanded Siri capabilities like topic-based search, Live Tune-In for automatically accessing live channels, and options for managing HomeKit accessories.

    Single-Sign On allows users to sign in and authenticate cable credentials just once instead of requiring authentication in all cable-supported apps, games are now able to require controllers, and there are new features for Photos and Music.

    A dark mode offers a better visual experience for darker rooms, universal apps are automatically downloaded, and there's a new Apple TV remote for iOS devices that mirrors the Siri Remote.

    Over the beta testing period, Apple has been making slight tweaks and updates to the tvOS 10 operating system, but many of the changes are under-the-hood and not readily apparent to testers. Any outward-facing changes discovered in the fifth beta will be noted below.

    For a full overview of all of the new features in tvOS 10, make sure to check out our tvOS 10 roundup.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of tvOS 10 to Developers
  2. ARB4 macrumors newbie


    Mar 28, 2016
    Richmond, VA
    Downloading now along with the iOS 10 Dev Beta 5 . . .
  3. satyrica macrumors member


    Jan 9, 2011
    Long Beach, CA
    And, once again, no changelog... What's the point of this "article"?
  4. G-News macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2013
    And still no extra language and/or region support for Siri. Still an AppleTV 3.5 for 90% of the world.
  5. peterdevries macrumors 68040


    Feb 22, 2008
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    In stead of complaining you could have watched the video which explains the new features pretty well.
  6. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
    Uh, no. He's referring to there being no details of changes included with Beta 5, specifically. The video is old news.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 9, 2016 ---
    Still no Single-Sign On? I gather this will only be usable once devs update existing AppleTV Apps to remove their horrid login options and adopt the OS-level sign on option...but to save this for the very end is scary.
  7. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    Finally a "dark mode." I can hardly believe that it's taken this long considering how many people watch TV/movies in the dark.
  8. SBlue1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    An Apple TV Store that can be viewed on a computer would be nice too.
  9. blackcrayon macrumors 68000

    Mar 10, 2003
    With the new color accessibility settings you can even simulate a "Night Shift" mode on the Apple TV and assign it to a triple click of the remote.
  10. HobeSoundDarryl, Aug 9, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2016

    HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    Apple Stores are always well lit. Perhaps they assume Apple fans model their homes after the stores?;)

    And maybe that's "the future" of HomeKit too?;)
  11. TurboPGT! Suspended

    Sep 25, 2015
    Personally I would like to see a future iPad App that shows the entire Apple TV UI in mirrored/minature form, and allows the finding and initiating of playback of content.
  12. BeefCake 15 macrumors 65816

    BeefCake 15

    May 15, 2015
    near Boston, MA
    Is the 4K and Amazon prime the only significant things missing from ATV that distinguish it from the competitors?
  13. peterdevries macrumors 68040


    Feb 22, 2008
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Well, then he should complain at Apple, not at Macrumors. If he thinks Macrumors is the place to get a changelog for a piece of software developed elsewhere, then he is probably not fit to be a tester.

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