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Apr 12, 2001

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.


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
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macrumors 68000
Oct 12, 2010
Buggy. Apple Music in it definitely buggy. Gets stuck in dialogs and won’t let you escape.


macrumors 65816
Jan 6, 2004
The control center cursor still won’t move around on my Apple TV 4.


macrumors regular
Jan 8, 2015
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.


macrumors 65832
Aug 23, 2008
Somewhere in Florida
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.
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macrumors 6502
Apr 21, 2011
Yes. it is very distracting.

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.


macrumors regular
Mar 12, 2015
Berlin, Germany
Guess not...

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.


macrumors member
Mar 5, 2013
Cary NC
IOS 13 Beta 2 installed and Samsung Multiroom Wi-Fi connection fails similar to Goggle Home. Both worked in IOS 12.
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