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Today's WWDC keynote event has come to an end, and Apple has begun seeding new software updates to developers, including tvOS 15, the newest version of the tvOS software designed to run on the Apple TV HD and the Apple TV 4K.

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Developers can download the new tvOS 15 beta by downloading a profile onto the Apple TV using Xcode.

tvOS 15 is limited to developers at the current time, but Apple will provide a public beta of the software to public beta testers later this summer. tvOS 15 will see a release this fall alongside iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, and watchOS 8.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 15 to Developers
 

JSL1

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Hope they add IR learning for the Power button on the new Siri remote in tvOS 15.

For all owners of Apple TV with TVs, Projectors, AV Receivers and Soundbars without HDMI-CEC or incompatible HDMI-CEC, they need the new Power button to send IR for On and Off and IR for switching HDMI input to Apple TV.

Shouldn't be that hard for Apple to add learning IR for the Power button they are already doing the IR Learning for Volume + - button and Mute button. Settings App > Remotes and Devices > Volume Control. Select Learn New Device…

I realize that learning IR for Power On/Off requires you to cover up your TV/Projector IR sensor or have the Apple TV positioned so it can learn the IR for Power On and Off without the TV/Projector receiving the IR and turning off in the middle of learning.

To avoid the problem of a TV or projector turning off during Apple TV learning the Power On Off IR codes, Apple could do it with the help of an iPhone like they now do for Color Calibration since tvOS 14.5. Settings > Video and Audio > Calibration > Color Balance.

The new Power button should be able to control both a TV (or Projector) and Soundbar (or AV Receiver) via IR and switch the HDMI input to Apple TV. Some devices require discrete Power On IR and discrete Power Off IR, instead of Toggle Power On/Off IR. Apple needs to support Learning both types. (for example, to turn off many projectors you need to send discrete Power Off or send Toggle Power On/Off IR twice).

Apple advertises IR support for Power On/Off:

On the Apple TV 4K Tech Specs page it states “Control your TV or receiver via IR or CEC”. With footnote (3): "Powering on and off, switching input to Apple TV, controlling volume, and mute.
 
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Realityck

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What happened to homeOS?
This is based on a typo, it was suppose to be HomePod, not HomeOS.
You’ll get to work with system engineers across Apple, learning the inner workings of iOS, watchOS, tvOS and HomePod, and optimizing your code for performance in ways only Apple can.
After seeing the keynote you can see they were talking up the HomePod Mini and Siri and using a iPhone to enter your house.
 

jonproject

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Is spatial audio in the beta, or is that a feature to be released in the fall? If in beta, I'll jump on board now for sure.
 

TimFL1

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So how does that TV app suggestions thing work? Where does it pull the data from? Is it based on stuff you play while signed into the app or does Apple FINALLY add a way to love / suggest less of a certain movie / TV show? If it's the former, the feature is dead on arrival because I can't fathom how anyone would build up suggestions based on purchases / viewing history... that's bound to stiffle recommendations when you're like my household, trying to view a movie per day (based on recommendations by friends or an interesting trailer on YouTube), that usually turn out to be totally not our thing and thus ruining the Watch Now page forever in the TV app (no, I STILL don't like any kind of animated kids movies by Pixar, yes I buy loads of them for when my friends kids or younger cousins are over and bored...).

I would check myself but Apple seems to have forgotten about doing a tvOS preview page and the changelog is useless for mining new functionality.
 

srbNYC

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Trying to install but it says Bad Profile. This profile is corrupted and cannot be read.
 
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YankeeSR23

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Is spatial audio in the beta, or is that a feature to be released in the fall? If in beta, I'll jump on board now for sure.
It is installed, and according to the onscreen audio menu in the movie Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse the sound is Dolby Atmos, and there is no option that says Spatial Audio, but when I turn my head left and right while wearing AirPods Max the sound is definitely coming from the screen area and not just playing in stereo or anything like that. Under the audio settings in the settings menu the audio format is Auto, Atmos Available and under Immersive Audio Dolby Atmos is on. There doesn't seem to be any setting that SPECIFICALLY mentions Spatial Audio but comparing it to how it sounds on iPhone 12 Pro Max, it is the same thing to me.
 
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erbz

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It is installed, and according to the onscreen audio menu in the movie Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse the sound is Dolby Atmos, and there is no option that says Spatial Audio, but when I turn my head left and right while wearing AirPods Max the sound is definitely coming from the screen area and not just playing in stereo or anything like that. Under the audio settings in the settings menu the audio format is Auto, Atmos Available and under Immersive Audio Dolby Atmos is on. There doesn't seem to be any setting that SPECIFICALLY mentions Spatial Audio but comparing it to how it sounds on iPhone 12 Pro Max, it is the same thing to me.
If you hold the TV button and go to your AirPods it will will call out if Spatial Audio is on, and what format it's using. I'm waiting for XCode to update so I can hopefully provide some screenshots for context soon.
 

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Running it now on new 4K — seems stable and everything is open and working. Nothing crazy new (yet) but as a HKSV user, it’s great to see all the new options for my camera feeds!
 

Think|Different

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If you hold the TV button and go to your AirPods it will will call out if Spatial Audio is on, and what format it's using. I'm waiting for XCode to update so I can hopefully provide some screenshots for context soon.
Just tried! Changes the color of the banner to blue and says “Spatial Audio - TV * Dolby Atmos … ON,” tested with AirPods Pro in a season 2 episode of “Mythic Quest!” Sounds really solid!
 

Rivanov

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On my iPad Pro with iPadOS 15 and AirPods Pro I only get Spatialize Stereo with AppleTV+ and the sound doesn’t come ”from my iPad”.

Installing tvOS 15 as we speak so I’m curious how that will sound.
 

dallison13

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Just tested it on my Apple TV 4K (older addition). Already works with apps. Even Netflix!!!!
Sounds amazing on my AirPods Max. Now I no longer have to use my iPad as my streaming device to get spacial audio. Made my day.
 
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