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Apple today provided developers with the first beta of an upcoming 9.2.1 update to tvOS, the operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 9.2.1 is a minor update that comes two weeks after the launch of tvOS 9.2, a significant update that introduced a range of features from Bluetooth keyboard support and dictation to Siri search for the App Store and app folders.

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tvOS betas are more difficult 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.

As a minor 9.x.x update, tvOS 9.2.1 likely focuses on bug fixes and performance updates to address issues discovered since the release of tvOS 9.2. Any new changes found in the tvOS 9.2.1 update will be listed below.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 9.2.1 to Developers
 

kagharaht

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Let's see if they fixed the screwed AC3 pass through being removed. Also the random stutter even after the movie is fully loaded into ATV.
 
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rhoydotp

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AirPlay services on the ATV is inconsistent for me. Sometimes, it will not show up on the network as an available AirPlay target until I restart tvOS.
 
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macintologist

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What they need to do is force all keyboard typing entry fields to enable the use of Siri dictation. Right now if an app developer makes their own keyboard, Siri dictation doesn't work.
 
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Jovian9

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AirPlay and Home Sharing have never been worse for me than on my current fully-updated AppleTV 4s (both of them). Having to restart them and my iMac each time I want to home share or send AirPlay from the Mac to them is annoying.

I've had every version of AppleTV since they came out and it's never been this bad. Not sure if this is a widespread problem but I welcome any update in hopes that it can be fixed for me.
 
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rdlink

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AirPlay and Home Sharing have never been worse for me than on my current fully-updated AppleTV 4s (both of them). Having to restart them and my iMac each time I want to home share or send AirPlay from the Mac to them is annoying.

I've had every version of AppleTV since they came out and it's never been this bad. Not sure if this is a widespread problem but I welcome any update in hopes that it can be fixed for me.

FWIW I haven't seen it on either of mine. In fact I have never experienced better and more reliable Airplay functionality than I have right now. I have had every AppleTV since the white ones.
 
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Swift

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FWIW I haven't seen it on either of mine. In fact I have never experienced better and more reliable Airplay functionality than I have right now. I have had every AppleTV since the white ones.

I haven't had the Airplay miseries, but I have had difficulty with Home Sharing. I discovered that, since I had just updated to 10.10.4 whatever, the new iTunes that had installed had changed my complicated iTunes. It had turned OFF homesharing, and decided to put everything in the old Music folder, though I have my videos and music over several hard drives. All the files were there but they had been made invisible by the faulty .itt index file. I had to fiddle with things for about an hour until I could finally see everything again in iTunes. Bad Apple. Once I did that, all is forgiven. Once again, the big stinker is iTunes.
 
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rdlink

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I haven't had the Airplay miseries, but I have had difficulty with Home Sharing. I discovered that, since I had just updated to 10.10.4 whatever, the new iTunes that had installed had changed my complicated iTunes. It had turned OFF homesharing, and decided to put everything in the old Music folder, though I have my videos and music over several hard drives. All the files were there but they had been made invisible by the faulty .itt index file. I had to fiddle with things for about an hour until I could finally see everything again in iTunes. Bad Apple. Once I did that, all is forgiven. Once again, the big stinker is iTunes.

Ah. I don't use Home Sharing. I have an Apple Music subscription, and I use Plex for my video files.
 
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Jovian9

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I have around 3.5TB of music/movies in iTunes. I've thought about Plex but really have spent a lot of times in iTunes with organization and custom changes so things appear in the order I want them (Subler is a great app). I just don't have the time to get Plex to do the same.

Basically when homesharing it tells me I have to turn it on on my mac. Each time nowadays. It wasn't that way when I got my first AppleTV 4. It's been happening for about a month now. Even shutting iTunes down and restarting it doesn't fix it. I have to literally restart both the mac and AppleTV. Annoying.
 
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RamGuy

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Let's see if they fixed the screwed AC3 pass through being removed. Also the random stutter even after the movie is fully loaded into ATV.

Say what? I´ve got AC-3 playback just fine on my Apple TV (Gen.4) running tvOS 9.2?
 
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Bodycalming

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Lets see if Apple and the BBC have done what they told me they would do, that is give the deaf community subtitles/closed captions on the Apple TV.
 
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