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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming tvOS 17.6 to developers for testing purposes, with the update coming a week after the release of the second beta.


Registered developers are able to download the tvOS 17.6 update by opting in to the beta through the Settings app on the Apple TV. A registered developer account is required.

tvOS software releases are usually minor in scale compared to other operating system updates, focusing primarily on smaller improvements rather than outward-facing changes. We don't yet know what's included in tvOS 17.6.

Apple shares some information on tvOS releases in its tvOS support document, which is updated after each tvOS launch, but Apple does not provide notes during beta testing.

Though we don't always know what's new in tvOS betas, we let MacRumors readers know when new updates are available so those who are developers can download new software upon release.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 17.6 to Developers


macrumors newbie
Sep 18, 2009
Pods just updated to this, no HomePod OS 18 for me despite my dev watch, iPad, iPhones, and Apple TV’s all updating to 18.


macrumors 6502
Jul 4, 2019
New York
Did they smash more things into the stupid store in the stupid Apple TV side bar? The browsing experience in the Movies app was so pleasant, including reading the reviews and seeing the Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

And does it force you to connect to ALL apps it has somehow decided you use (even though you do not and it's not even on your device) in order to open shows from "up next". :rolleyes:
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