Apple Seeds tvOS 10 Golden Master to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the golden master (GM) version of tvOS 10 to developers. The golden master represents the final version of tvOS 10 that will be released to the public. Apple has not yet shared when tvOS 10 will officially launch, but iOS 10 and watchOS 3 are coming on September 13 and macOS Sierra is coming on September 20, so either of those dates is a possibility.

    tvOS beta software is more difficult to install than iOS or macOS beta software. Installing the golden master version of tvOS 10 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. Once a beta profile has been installed on the device through iTunes, new beta updates will be available over the air.


    tvOS 10 builds on features initially introduced with tvOS last October, bringing expanded Siri capabilities like topic-based search, Live Tune-In for automatically accessing live channels, and options for managing HomeKit accessories.

    Single-Sign On allows users to sign in and authenticate cable credentials just once instead of requiring authentication in all cable-supported apps, games are now able to require controllers, and there are new features for Photos and Music.

    A dark mode offers a better visual experience for darker rooms, universal apps are automatically downloaded, and there's a new Apple TV remote for iOS devices that mirrors the Siri Remote.

    For a full overview of all of the new features in tvOS 10, make sure to check out our tvOS 10 roundup.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds tvOS 10 Golden Master to Developers
  2. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    It seems like Apple is interested in everything but the Macs. I guess they were serious about that post PC era thing.
  3. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Crap, I forgot the GM drops today. I'm downloading the hell out of this ASAP!
  4. skunkworker macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2007
    Apple still hasn't fixed an annoying issue with playback on tvOS 10. It's still sitting as open in Apple Bug Reporter.
    If you are watching something and move your finger left to go back 10 seconds then go right without lifting your finger, it gets "stuck" going in one direction, not following what it is showing with the icons on the screen. Previously this wasn't a problem, but it's made it annoying to scrub back and forth.
  5. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    I hope this is an improvement over the current tvOS, which is well buggy. Case in point: you get an email saying a new episode of Mr. Robot is available for viewing; you go to the Apple TV and it stubbornly refuses to list the new episode despite best efforts to wander around the media categories; restart the device and, magically, there it is. Or, watch a bunch of episodes then try to watch something completely different and you're faced with a white screen and a wait widget, most easily overcome by backing out and doing a reset.
  6. Murdocke macrumors newbie


    Mar 5, 2014
    Birmingham, England
  7. 2010mini macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2013
    macOS and Mac have their own event next month.
  8. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2009
    Norfolk, UK
    Where have you heard this?
  9. Richard28 macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2016
    meanwhile in the UK there is still naff all Apple TV content and Siri is next to useless.

    I have just made the break out of the apple ecosystem and purchased a roku.... Much better for us in the UK - am really happy with it.

    Apple Music may go next and then hey, do I need an iPhone?

    you are losing loyal customers with this Apple TV rubbish..... Apple, wake up!!
  10. 2010mini macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2013
    Since apple has been doing it.
  11. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    I must ask you, how are the current Macs lacking?

    Hell, I'm still using a 13" Macbook Pro from 2013 and the thing is a speed demon. Macs will get their day in the sun, probably in the next couple of months. There isn't a pressing need to update them right now.
  12. ekko20six macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2012
    Anyone else notice that home sharing no longer auto plays the next episode of a TV show. I loved that feature and now it's back to AppleTV 3 functionality of dropping back to the menu after each episode.
  13. tennisproha macrumors 65816

    Jun 24, 2011
    Since there was really no word of tvOS 10 today, what's the possibility of it being announced with the presumed Mac event later this fall along with a new Apple TV 5?

    It's weird that tvOS 10 wasn't included in the launch dates given today but the only reason I can think of is to maybe launch it with a brand new Apple TV tbh. It doesn't make sense to announce that with Macs on the other hand so idk.
  14. cerote macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009
    Where is the single sign in option that is mentioned any time tvOS 10 is talked about.

    Am I missing it in options or what.
  15. 6836838 Suspended

    Jul 18, 2011
    You're missing the fact that there are no iOS10 compiled Apps our there yet. They will drop soon after the OS goes public. Developers have to re-compile their apps under iOS10 once they've implemented the new SDK SSO APIs.
  16. cerote macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009
    No I get that. But something like this I would think it would be an option in system and just have blank list or such. Like the subscription section of system menu.

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