Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 11.4 to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.4 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first beta and three weeks after releasing the tvOS 11.3 update.

    Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the new tvOS 11.4 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that's installed using Xcode.


    tvOS 11.4, paired with iOS 11.4, reintroduces AirPlay 2 features that were present in early tvOS and iOS 11.3 betas but were removed ahead of release. With AirPlay 2, the same audio content can be played on multiple devices (like the Apple TV) throughout your home. After installing iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4, the Apple TV will once again be listed in the Home app.

    There were no other new features discovered in the first tvOS 11.4 update, and it's likely it focuses on bug fixes and other small improvements. Apple's tvOS updates have historically been minor in scale, and we may not find any other new additions.

    We'll update this post should new features be introduced in the second beta of tvOS 11.4.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 11.4 to Developers
  2. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    I wonder if we’ll see support for Dolby Atmos anytime soon...

    Are there any hints of it starting to happen?
  3. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    I’d say if it’s not a tvOS 12 feature, it’s probably not coming.
  4. happygodavid macrumors member


    May 14, 2007
    Northern Virginia
    Am I right in thinking AirPlay 2 is going to improve buffering and playback when airplaying from another device to the ATV? I swear I read that somewhere, and I hope it’s true...
  5. ErikGrim macrumors 68040


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    That is indeed one of the features in AP2.
  6. bommai macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2003
    Melbourne, FL
    Dolby atmos is pass through feature. All Apple had to do was pass through the original audio stream as is. I guess that is too hard for them!!!!
  7. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    But passthrough means no system audio sounds can be mixed in, and Apple probably doesn’t want to do that. However, I assume there’s a way they can decode the stream, add the system sounds, and then re-encode the stream.
  8. Andreas77 macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2009
    **** Apple!! Atmos is the thing i really want but I don’t think it will ever come so I will buy Xbox one x again and **** all my Apple products.
  9. mikesch macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2015
    Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 18.24.12.png

    In this beta, the Movies and TV Shows icons were slightly updated with a new font for the "iTunes" text.
  10. smswings14 macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2011
    Anyone else having problems with adjusting volume with the remtoe with a bluetooth speaker or headphones attached?

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