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Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 15.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming two weeks after Apple seeded the third tvOS 15.4 beta.

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Developers can download the new tvOS 15.4 beta by downloading a profile onto the ‌Apple TV‌ using Xcode.

tvOS 15.4 adds support for captive Wi-Fi networks, which means that an iPhone or iPad can be used to connect your Apple TV to networks that require additional sign-in steps, such as in hotel rooms.

The update introduces an "Up Next" queue directly to the video player to make it easier to get from show to show when you're watching television. It lets you select your Up Next queue without having to go back to the Home Screen.

tvOS 15.4 also brings a new volume button that's accessible from the video player, and "Tap to Navigate" has returned as an accessibility option. Spatial audio controls have also been redesigned.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 15.4 to Developers
 

ss2cire

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Captive WiFi network support should have been added AGES AGO! *rolls eyes* People bring ATVs to hotels all the time...
This this this. Can't agree enough. But I suppose, better late than never, with that said, I suppose this shows how focused apple is on tvOS... it's a shame really. But what other features should apple add? I'm unsure of what I want to actually see haha. perhaps web browser support would be nice, though that's probably not going to happen, probably due to RAM limitations et al.
 

MNGR

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Update did fix issue where ATV remote would not control volume on my receiver.
 

ErikGrim

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This beta broke HomePod as default speakers for me. Noticed there was only sound in one speaker, changed back to TV-speakers and then to HomePod as default and got no sound at all. No amount of fiddling with audio settings or turning everything off and on again would fix it. Setting them as temporary speakers would work, but that's a very poor workaround.

EDIT: Updating the connected HomePods to 14.4 beta solved it, but it's something I've resisted doing
 
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LestâtMayfair

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Captive WiFi network support should have been added AGES AGO! *rolls eyes* People bring ATVs to hotels all the time...
Hey Guys,

Did anyone figure out how to get this feature working? There’s no bridge alert on my phone, when I connect to wifi at hotel after updated to 15.4 B4
 
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