Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 13 to Public Beta Testers

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    Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming tvOS 13 update to its public beta testing group, one week after seeding the first public beta and a day after seeding the third developer beta.

    Public beta testers can download the new update by going to the Settings app on the Apple TV and navigating to the Software Updates section under "System." "Get Public Beta Updates" will need to be toggled on, and once it is, the Apple TV will download the beta software.

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    Those who want to beta test the software can sign up to do so on Apple's beta testing website.

    tvOS 13 includes a new Home screen that's aimed at making it easier to find new content, with support for autoplaying videos to show off new TV shows, movies, and apps, similar to Netflix.

    Multi-user support is new in tvOS 13, letting each member of the family have their own customized Apple TV interface with separate recommendations, music playlists, and Watch Now lists. A new Control Center lets you swap between profiles.

    tvOS 13 gets the Apple TV ready for Apple Arcade, Apple's new gaming service that's coming to the Apple TV, iOS, iPadOS, and macOS later this year. Apple Arcade will offer unlimited access to more than 100 new and exclusive games, for one subscription fee.

    Apple Arcade preparations include support for the Xbox Wireless Bluetooth Controller and the PlayStation DualShock 4 Controller, both of which can be connected to an Apple TV over Bluetooth.

    Apple is also adding new under-the-sea themed screensavers made in partnership with the BBC Natural History unit, also known for "Blue Planet," and the new software brings support for a picture-in-picture mode that lets you watch TV while doing other things on the Apple TV.

    For more on what's new in tvOS 13, make sure to check out our tvOS 13 roundup.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 13 to Public Beta Testers
     
  2. callahanryan12 macrumors newbie

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    There seems to be a new app opening animation.
     
  3. rp2011 macrumors 65816

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    Buggy. Apple Music in it definitely buggy. Gets stuck in dialogs and won’t let you escape.
     
  4. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    The control center cursor still won’t move around on my Apple TV 4.
     
  5. dotnet macrumors 65816

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    Looks like switching users now correctly switches iTunes music libraries. It didn't (for me) with the first beta.
     
  6. Ar40 macrumors newbie

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    Yes. it is very distracting.
     
  7. sandler77 macrumors newbie

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    Hoping someone can check to see if movie 4k counts are back?
     
  8. ditdot macrumors newbie

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  9. wankey macrumors 6502a

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    I don’t like it at all. Making apps open like that via touch is fine but on tv makes it look weird
     
  10. seanrt macrumors member

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    When looking at Movies and TV Shows in the Computer app via Home Sharing, the media kind menu overlaps in front of the top row of artwork.
     
  11. potatis macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to revert to the old style home screen?
     
  12. GIZBUG macrumors 68000

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    Have to hard reset ATV to resort back to last stable build
     
  13. dugbug macrumors 65816

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    The problem I have with these auto play videos is that there is this pregnant pause while each one loads and it feels broken. Same with Netflix’s implementation.
     
  14. sandler77 macrumors newbie

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    TvOS 13 installed this morning automatically. I guess not waiting for iOS 13 in the fall?
     
  15. umzyi macrumors regular

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    Damm this is so annoying! What are they thinking by putting iOS animation on a bring screen. Hope everyone sends feedback so they can revert it before the final release.
     
  16. GIZBUG macrumors 68000

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    Guess not...
     
  17. unfunfionn macrumors member

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    Same for me. I must have forgotten I had beta updates enabled. I guess I’m a public beta tester now...

    Mostly it’s fine though. But Apple Music is quite broken for me and some apps crash constantly. Netflix seems to buffer and pause quite often and I need to press the play button again each time.
     
  18. Hookemfins macrumors 6502

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    Not in love with it so far. I preferred to have my "next up" shows just by having the TV apps icon highlighted like in 12.
     
  19. unfunfionn macrumors member

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    Yeah that’s the most irritating omission for me too. It makes an almost useless app entirely useless.
     
  20. Travis299 macrumors newbie

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    IOS 13 Beta 2 installed and Samsung Multiroom Wi-Fi connection fails similar to Goggle Home. Both worked in IOS 12.
     
  21. diegog macrumors newbie

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    They haven't given a visualizer to the Music App yet.
     

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