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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 10.2.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one day after releasing tvOS 10.2, an update that introduced improve scrolling and iPad support for the Apple TV Remote app.

The tvOS 10.2.1 beta is designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV. It can be downloaded by connecting the Apple TV to a computer with a USB-C cable and installing the beta software from a registered developer account using iTunes.


Because of the tricky installation requirements, tvOS betas are limited to developers. tvOS 10.2.1 will not be available to the public until the final version of the software launches.

Apple does not typically provide detailed beta release notes, so we don't yet know what's included in tvOS 10.2.1. It's likely to focus primarily on bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements, so we may not know what's new until the software sees an official release.

Should any noticeable changes be discovered in tvOS 10.2.1, we'll update this post.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 10.2.1 to Developers


macrumors regular
Jul 4, 2015
Strange that this beta doesn't skip a point version number compared to iOS and watchOS today.


Jul 18, 2011
It's actually very easy to install a developer profile and receive these updates without a cable or iTunes/Xcode requirement. There is a hidden page in the Setting app to enter a link to the profile.

Far easier than USB-C cables.
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