Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 11.2 to Developers

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    Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2 update to developers for testing purposes, more than a month after releasing tvOS 11 to the public and while tvOS 11.1, the first tvOS update, is still in testing.

    Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 11.2 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that's installed using Xcode.

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    According to the release notes accompanying the tvOS 11.2 beta, the update fixes several bugs related to 4K support and introduces new 4K features.
    Apple has released a video for the new AVDisplayManager feature for developers. With tvOS 11.2, Apple TV 4K is able to automatically switch video display modes to match the native frame rate and dynamic range of video content, so developers will need to make sure their apps and video content are ready to support the new functionality.

    tvOS 11 was something of a minor update, introducing features like full support for AirPods, automatic switching between light and dark mode based on local time, Home screen syncing options designed to keep multiple Apple TVs in a single household in sync, and new background modes and notification support.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 11.2 to Developers
     
  2. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    " Automatic mode switching to native frame rate and dynamic range of video content with Apple TV 4K " this is HUGE! This should have been included originally but better late than never.
     
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    Apparently not yet, but given the years of historical inactivity... I'm happy that Apple seems to be making updates to tvOS alongside everything else. Progress!
     
  6. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    - Automatic mode switching to native frame rate and dynamic range of video content with Apple TV 4K

    WOOOO
     
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    Will the automatic frame rate switching function the same on the Apple TV 4? (fingers crossed)
     
  10. MrGAC macrumors newbie

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    Hopefully this fixes all of the issues I am having with mine.
     
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    This is great news, assuming its not just an optional feature available to third party apps but ALSO that Apple chooses to use this feature in iTunes.
     
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    What is this madness? Automatic Mode Switching???
     
  13. sir1963nz macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but I am going to wait until I read a decent review before I upgrade.

    I put my ATV4 back to TVos 10.2.2 and it "works". I have zero interest in breaking it.

    What do they say Once bitten twice shy.
     
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    Ridiculously happy at this news...I honestly thought it would take a couple months for us to get this auto-switching.
     
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    I just wish they would put in a configurable option to automatically play the next episode in the Up Next stuff. I understand why some don’t like it but if you have kids you really want it. I’ve added it to their feedback page. Maybe I need to write a bot to keep requesting it once a day until they do it?
     
  17. Broken Hope macrumors 6502

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    I just started a purchased film in iTunes and it switched to 1080P 24 fps, so looks like it works fine.
     
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    Is there options for each? HDR and Refresh Rate? I like HDR switching but not Refresh rate switching.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Super sweet!!
     
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    This is more like it! The switching actually works! I can keep my settings at 4K HDR 60Hz to get HDR on the screensaver and the Apple TV GUI, and it will automatically switch to 1080P SDR 60Hz when watching YouTube, switch to 4K Dolby Vision 24Hz when playing Strange Things Season 2 on Netflix etc..
     
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    FINALLY SIGN ME UP!
     

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