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Apple today provided developers with the second beta of an upcoming 9.2.1 update to tvOS, the operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 9.2.1 is a minor update that comes one month after the launch of tvOS 9.2, a major update that introduced a range of features from Bluetooth keyboard support and dictation to Siri search for the App Store and app folders.

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tvOS betas are more difficult to install than beta updates for iOS and OS X. Installing the tvOS beta requires the Apple TV to be connected to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, with the software downloaded and installed via iTunes or Apple Configurator. Those who have already installed the first tvOS 9.2.1 beta will be able to update to the second beta over the air.

As a minor 9.x.x update, tvOS 9.2.1 likely focuses on bug fixes and performance updates to address issues discovered since the release of tvOS 9.2. No new outward-facing changes were found in the first tvOS 9.2.1 beta, but should any new features pop up in beta 2, we will list them below.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 9.2.1 to Developers
 

Xavier

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I used to be able to swipe to fast forward, but not I have to swipe slowly until the 10s icon appears and then press down?

What gives? Will this update go back to the old way please?
 
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Sean O'Hayer

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I used to be able to swipe to fast forward, but not I have to swipe slowly until the 10s icon appears and then press down?

What gives? Will this update go back to the old way please?


I noticed this as well. Ohh... and the fact that I constantly need to restart the AppleTV now to get it re-connected to my network (and it's hardwired...). I never had these issues prior to 9.2.
 
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tonyr6

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I noticed this as well. Ohh... and the fact that I constantly need to restart the AppleTV now to get it re-connected to my network (and it's hardwired...). I never had these issues prior to 9.2.
That is why I have mine wireless on 5ghz. I had many issues with my ATV4 wired.
 
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MTBrezenski

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Does anyone else have issues with Home Sharing connectivity and having to restart the device to regain sound for watching movies since the Beta 1?
 
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JustThinkin'

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I heard that theoretically wireless will be faster because hardwired is using a 10/100 Ethernet and not Gigabit.
You are correct - that's theoretical.

But practically speaking the wired is going to be much more consistent and not subject to significant interference.
 
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Dvda66au

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I used to be able to swipe to fast forward, but not I have to swipe slowly until the 10s icon appears and then press down?

What gives? Will this update go back to the old way please?

So..... Press and hold the left or right side and it fast forwards or rewinds or pause then you can swipe to go forward or back.

It's actually quite better.
 
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Apple today provided developers with the second beta of an upcoming 9.2.1 update to tvOS, the operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 9.2.1 is a minor update that comes one month after the launch of tvOS 9.2, a major update that introduced a range of features from Bluetooth keyboard support and dictation to Siri search for the App Store and app folders.

apple-tv-4th-gen.jpg

tvOS betas are more difficult to install than beta updates for iOS and OS X. Installing the tvOS beta requires the Apple TV to be connected to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, with the software downloaded and installed via iTunes or Apple Configurator. Those who have already installed the first tvOS 9.2.1 beta will be able to update to the second beta over the air.

As a minor 9.x.x update, tvOS 9.2.1 likely focuses on bug fixes and performance updates to address issues discovered since the release of tvOS 9.2. No new outward-facing changes were found in the first tvOS 9.2.1 beta, but should any new features pop up in beta 2, we will list them below.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of tvOS 9.2.1 to Developers
Does anybody know if it fixes the photo slide show problems ie constantly repeats crashes etc if set over 5 sec also you tube stuttering have to freshly download it most days when using it
 
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neander

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No I like the old method better as well.. sorry. I will just have to adjust maybe..
 
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Stalwart

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I heard that theoretically wireless will be faster because hardwired is using a 10/100 Ethernet and not Gigabit.
Throughput will be higher on 5ghz 11ac.
Latency will be lower on copper.

I seriously doubt the need for low latency for movies and casual games though, so go for WiFi, just make sure your router and setup are decent
 
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MrZippyUK

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I used to be able to swipe to fast forward, but not I have to swipe slowly until the 10s icon appears and then press down?

What gives? Will this update go back to the old way please?
This was changed in 9.2 to prevent accidental fast forwards when inadvertently brushing the remote. Now you have to pause then then swipe, much better as far as I am concerned.
 
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Bodycalming

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Lets see if Apple and the BBC have done what they told me they would do, that is give the deaf community subtitles/closed captions on the Apple TV.
 
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Xavier

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So..... Press and hold the left or right side and it fast forwards or rewinds or pause then you can swipe to go forward or back.

It's actually quite better.

This was changed in 9.2 to prevent accidental fast forwards when inadvertently brushing the remote. Now you have to pause then then swipe, much better as far as I am concerned.

Good points! I didn't look at it this way before! It seemed inconvenient before but now it seems like it is ok.
 
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