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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of tvOS 16.1 update to developers ahead of an expected public release on Monday, October 24 alongside iOS 16.1, iPadOS 16.1, and macOS Ventura. The release candidate version comes one week after the launch of the fourth beta.


tvOS updates are typically minor, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements rather than outward-facing changes. No new features were found in the tvOS 16.1 betas.

Apple shares some information on tvOS releases in its tvOS support document, which is updated after each tvOS launch. tvOS 16 brought enhanced multiuser support, Personalized Spatial Audio when using AirPods, and Accessibility improvements.

Though we don't often know what's new in tvOS during the beta testing process, we let MacRumors readers know when new updates are available so those who are developers can download it upon release.

Article Link: Apple Seeds tvOS 16.1 Release Candidate to Developers


macrumors 68000
Jun 9, 2021
going for it

tvOS has felt a little rough from 15.x to 16.0 imo

Skip intro/promo/recap button is broken. It starts the video over and freezes.

Edit: I don’t know how someone can disagree with my personal experience like I’m making it up, but apparently they can. I wish it wasn’t true but it is.
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macrumors Pentium
Oct 1, 2007
The new onscreen Siri feels like a good improvement. One section of the screen instead of the entire bottom third feels right.
I like it too, it’s an improvement.

Not like mind blowingly but more distinguished than any other app / platform search results
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macrumors 6502
Jul 28, 2007

I am glad they brought this back from the lock screen. Really was missing it when it disappeared for a while.
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