Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 11.2 to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the first tvOS 11.2 update and a little under a week after the launch of the tvOS 11.1.

    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.


    According to Apple's release notes, the tvOS 11.2 update enables a new AVDisplayManager feature for developers, designed to allow the device to automatically switch video display modes to match the native frame rate and dynamic range of video content.

    The update includes support for switching the Apple TV 4K display output to SDR for apps that are GPU-bound when running in HDR and it re-introduces the Unwatched category in Home Sharing for Movies, TV Shows, and Home Videos.

    Apple says it also adds new features, bug fixes, and security improvements to the tvOS operating system.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 11.2 to Developers
  2. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    The format switching is fantastic -- hopefully Apple Movies supports it? Now once they get Dolby Atmos enabled on this thing, everything will be great. Well, except the #*$% remote.
  3. DMinTX macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2012
    Any sightings of Amazon Prime Video support in the TV app?
  4. benji888 macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2006
    United States
    Any developer/beta AirPlay 2 added yet?
  5. Rickjames74 macrumors member


    Oct 17, 2016
  6. odditie macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    That isn't up to Apple, it will be an app in the app store just like Netflix. Once Amazon launches it on the Apple TV you'll be able to download it.
  7. Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    Well then, hopefully Amazon won't make a liar out of Apple and it's released before the end of the year. Otherwise, Amazon or no, Apple will have to deal with the unhappy customers who bought the Apple TV with the Apple's specific promise that the Amazon App would be on it "later this year".
  8. liberte1776 macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2014
    I am more interested to find out if Apple embraces ATSC 3.0 <> (4K HDR capable!) with Apple TV, pretty doubtful, ala FM radio on iPhone, but one can always hope! ;)
  9. dan980 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2017
    The Amazon content will be integrated in the TV app too. Maybe this requires a TVOS update?
  10. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    Just a warning, this update breaks Remote Access with HomeKit.
  11. iKen1 macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2012
  12. Artherious macrumors newbie


    Feb 27, 2016

    I sign up for amazon prime for this reason as well. ill put the blame on Amazon not Apple because promised Apple that they are creating an app.

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