Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 11.3 to Public Beta Testers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.3 update to its public beta testing group, one day after providing the third beta to developers and two weeks after releasing the second tvOS 11.3 public beta.

    The new tvOS 11.3 public beta can be downloaded 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.


    Earlier versions of tvOS 11.3 introduced support for AirPlay 2, allowing the Apple TV to be added to the Home app as part of a HomeKit setup and enabling multi-room audio across multiple Apple TVs.

    In tvOS and iOS 11.3 beta 3, all AirPlay 2 functionality has been removed. It is not yet clear if Apple plans to re-add these features to the beta, so it remains to be seen if AirPlay 2 will be coming in iOS 11.3.

    Other new features in tvOS 11.3 include enhancements to Match Content support, automatic frame rate switching on the fourth-generation Apple TV (a feature that was added to Apple TV 4K in a past update), and automatic mode switching for AirPlay video sessions.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 11.3 to Public Beta Testers
  2. ThatGuyInLa macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2012
    Glendale, Ca.
    Dolby ATMOS for iTunes movies or supported apps? Eh'hem.

    VP9 support for YouTube? It’s a license free codec boys. Everyone else has 4K YouTube. It’s embrassing.
  3. nathanjbrown macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2008
    Boston, MA
    If I'm not mistaken, this should also resolve Dolby Vision issues between the Apple TV 4K and Sony televisions (currently, there is a conflict between Dolby Vision versions on the Apple TV 4K and 2017 Sony TVs resulting in the absence of DV on the Sony). Fingers crossed...
  4. krmay1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2017
    Is everyone still having problems in general with the remote? Every update I hope that it will get better but it doesn't seem to change. It disconnects frequently and is often slow to respond.
  5. Mr. Donahue macrumors 6502

    Mr. Donahue

    Sep 17, 2014
    Apple has always had such a horrible remote.
  6. UnclePaulie macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2004
    LA, CA
    I never had this problem with the last gen Apple TV but yes my Apple TV 4K remote is unbearably unresponsive. I wonder if we got a defective batch?
  7. krmay1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2017
    Same here. This is just my Apple TV 4K which I got last month. My last gen works just fine.
  8. applesnotoranges macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2018
  9. archvile macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2007
    Does anyone know what “automatic mode switching for AirPlay video sessions“ is?
  10. steeevo macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2018
    Hopefully they have fixed theatre so we can all watch our home movies on apple tv again. Its not worked for 6 weeks
  11. ersan191, Feb 21, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2018

    ersan191 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2013
    No hardware support.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 21, 2018 ---
    Most likely it changes HDR/refresh rate based on the content playing from AirPlay as well now, and not just the native video player.
  12. mgauss7 macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2009
  13. LbrTradr macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
    Portland OR

    Yes it does at least for the 2018 model A1E
  14. thatJohann macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2013
    Is this beta stable? Any issues with range and frame rate matching?
  15. LbrTradr macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
    Portland OR
    It seems very stable to me and personally I haven't found any issues with the frame rate matching. I would expect the golden master to be released soon.

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