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Apple today seeded the ninth beta of the upcoming tvOS 15 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming one week released the eighth beta.

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

Apple shared little about tvOS 15 when it was unveiled, but there are some new features that are coming to the operating system. SharePlay, a FaceTime feature that lets multiple users watch TV shows or movies together, will integrate with tvOS, and there's a new "For All of You" recommendation engine that suggests shows everyone might enjoy.

A Shared With You section also displays movies and shows that were shared with you through the Messages app so you remember to check them out. When paired with AirPods Pro or AirPods Max, the Apple TV supports Spatial audio for a theater-like surround sound experience, and there's a new feature for automatically connecting your AirPods through Smart AirPods routing.

Hey Siri commands can be used to launch Apple TV+ shows, and two HomePod mini speakers can be paired with the Apple TV 4K for stereo sound. If you have HomeKit cameras, you can also now view multiple cameras at the same time on the Apple TV.

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

srbNYC

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Can't recall at tvOS-only release day! Interesting... Was that HomePod bug or something else that urgent—and wouldn't they call that an update vs a next-point release?
 

Realityck

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I am downloading this now (public beta)

Overview​

The tvOS 15 SDK provides support to develop tvOS apps for Apple TV devices running tvOS 15 beta 9. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 13 beta 5, available from Beta Software Downloads. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 13, see Xcode 13 Beta 5 Release Notes.

App Store​

Known Issues​

  • The unfinished property might return VerificationResult<Transaction> for transactions that have already finished. (81346114)
  • Purchases performed in the Sandbox environment return `VerificationResult.unverified:):)’. (71949674)

Logging​

Deprecations​

  • Support for cleartext HTTP URL schemes for Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC) is now deprecated. Use only HTTPS URL schemes for PAC. This affects all PAC configurations, including, but not limited to, configurations set via Settings, System Preferences, profiles, and URLSession APIs such as connectionProxyDictionary and CFNetworkExecuteProxyAutoConfigurationURL(_:_:_:_:). If you configure a cleartext HTTP PAC URL, the system may upgrade it to HTTPS during PAC file loads. Web Proxy Auto-Discovery (WPAD) Protocol via DNS isn’t affected. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Option 252 WPAD may attempt to upgrade cleartext HTTP URLs to HTTPS during PAC file loads. (61981845)

MapKit​

Deprecations​

SharePlay​

Deprecations​

  • SharePlay development in beta 7 and upcoming beta releases requires the installation of an updated SharePlay Development Profile. This profile enables successful creation and reception of GroupSessions via the Group Activities API in iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and tvOS 15 beta 7, as well as macOS Monterey beta 6. (81816137)

SwiftUI​

Deprecations​

  • controlProminence is deprecated. Use the new .borderedProminent ButtonStyle instead. (78908460)

Xcode​

Known Issues​

  • MusicKit functionality, such as loading content with music requests, doesn’t work in simulated devices. (78559381)
    Workaround: Test your app’s MusicKit functionality on a physical device.
 

MauiPa

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Apr 18, 2018
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It needs it. Same bugs reconnecting to default HomePod pair outputs each and every beta and test on two ATVs! Reports don’t seem To be addressing…
It works great on mine. Both default HomePods and HomePod minis. Are your bugs specific to an application, bad wifi? I have not even heard of any bugs, let alone experienced them
 

tagmut

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My 4K first gen found the update my 4K second gen isn’t finding it. Very strange
 

troublador

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It works great on mine. Both default HomePods and HomePod minis. Are your bugs specific to an application, bad wifi? I have not even heard of any bugs, let alone experienced them
I've reported that connecting TV audio to a pair of HomePods via ARC is a car crash for me. It's so bad I've given up on it and bought a Sonos Beam.
 

digitalfx

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Jul 18, 2007
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HomePod mini still not working correctly thru Beta 8...any chance B9 addressed this?

EDIT- nope...maybe this will be delayed
 
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upandown

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I am downloading this now (public beta)

Overview​

The tvOS 15 SDK provides support to develop tvOS apps for Apple TV devices running tvOS 15 beta 9. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 13 beta 5, available from Beta Software Downloads. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 13, see Xcode 13 Beta 5 Release Notes.

App Store​

Known Issues​

  • The unfinished property might return VerificationResult<Transaction> for transactions that have already finished. (81346114)
  • Purchases performed in the Sandbox environment return `VerificationResult.unverified:):)’. (71949674)

Logging​

Deprecations​

  • Support for cleartext HTTP URL schemes for Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC) is now deprecated. Use only HTTPS URL schemes for PAC. This affects all PAC configurations, including, but not limited to, configurations set via Settings, System Preferences, profiles, and URLSession APIs such as connectionProxyDictionary and CFNetworkExecuteProxyAutoConfigurationURL(_:_:_:_:). If you configure a cleartext HTTP PAC URL, the system may upgrade it to HTTPS during PAC file loads. Web Proxy Auto-Discovery (WPAD) Protocol via DNS isn’t affected. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Option 252 WPAD may attempt to upgrade cleartext HTTP URLs to HTTPS during PAC file loads. (61981845)

MapKit​

Deprecations​

SharePlay​

Deprecations​

  • SharePlay development in beta 7 and upcoming beta releases requires the installation of an updated SharePlay Development Profile. This profile enables successful creation and reception of GroupSessions via the Group Activities API in iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and tvOS 15 beta 7, as well as macOS Monterey beta 6. (81816137)

SwiftUI​

Deprecations​

  • controlProminence is deprecated. Use the new .borderedProminent ButtonStyle instead. (78908460)

Xcode​

Known Issues​

  • MusicKit functionality, such as loading content with music requests, doesn’t work in simulated devices. (78559381)
    Workaround: Test your app’s MusicKit functionality on a physical device.
Public Beta?

I don’t see it.
 

digitalfx

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It works great on mine. Both default HomePods and HomePod minis. Are your bugs specific to an application, bad wifi? I have not even heard of any bugs, let alone experienced them
multiple bugs on my end too.
1- HomePod mini cant be selected as default output (this hasn't been enabled yet, although it was listed as a feature of iOS15)
2- The HomePod mini's are flakey at best...constantly loosing pairing, and disconnecting. Also I have to continuously re-select them as it switches to TV speakers. Has nothing to do with bad wifi...been like this through each and every beta. Testing b9 tonight.
 
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upandown

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I previously updated a ATV HD to that public beta, I just now updated the latest APTV 4K to that same public beta. I am located close to Apple in PST timezone. I went on both from 19J5345a to 19j5346a.
Interesting.. Something else that is odd is the "Get beta updates" option doesn't show on my ATV4k 2021. I'm currently on Beta 8.
 

sdf

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please let this fix the spatial audio delay bug!
I'd bet on no. At this point it'd make more sense to push it that the .0.1 release, no doubt within a couple weeks (at most!) of the .0.
 

Phantom-fa

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I previously updated a ATV HD to that public beta, I just now updated the latest APTV 4K to that same public beta. I am located close to Apple in PST timezone. I went on both from 19J5345a to 19j5346a.
I am nowhere near Apple, in Adelaide Oz and I am downloading public beta without a problem. Similarly I did not see the ‘Get Beta Updates’ line but it downloads fine
 
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