Fifth Beta of tvOS 12 Now Available for Registered Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the fifth beta of a new tvOS 12 operating system to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the fourth beta and more than a month after introducing the new software at the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference.

    Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, the tvOS 12 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV using a profile that's installed through the Xcode software. Subsequent betas can be downloaded via the software update mechanism on the Apple TV.


    tvOS 12 introduces support for Dolby Atmos sound, which was activated in the second beta. Apple says that iTunes will be home to the largest collection of Dolby Atmos-supported movies anywhere this fall. Customers that have previously purchased movies that gain Dolby Atmos support will see free upgrades to their titles, much like the rollout of 4K support.

    Building on single sign-on, a new zero sign-on feature will further simplify the cable authentication process. With zero sign-on, the Apple TV can detect a user's broadband network and automatically sign them into supported apps they receive through their accompanying cable subscription.

    Zero sign-on will be available for Charter Communications customers this fall and will expand to additional cable providers in the future.

    Aerial screensavers now include location information and there are new screensavers captured in collaboration with the International Space Station.


    Other improvements tvOS-related improvements include AutoFill passwords from iPhone, an Apple TV Remote automatically added to Control Center on the iPhone or iPad, and Apple TV support on Home control systems like Control4, Crestron, and Savant.

    tvOS 12 is available for developers and public beta testers to work out bugs and other issues ahead of a fall public launch.

    Article Link: Fifth Beta of tvOS 12 Now Available for Registered Developers
  2. spazzcat macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2007
    Anyone that was having the 20-minute audio dropout are you still having the issue with this beta?
  3. liberte1776 macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2014
    Still not seeing the space aerials, hoping they're added now!
  4. nwcs macrumors 68000


    Sep 21, 2009
    Yeah, I’ve not seen it in the betas either. And the location info stopped as well. Maybe after this update?
  5. nrose101 macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2011
    Delray Beach, FL
    Dolby Atmos stopped working for me the last beta. Hope it is back in this one.
  6. iOSBry macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2013
    Does anyone know if Sling TV works with tvOS beta 5?

  7. cforbesdesign macrumors newbie


    Feb 20, 2011
    Does anyone know if Atmos content is supported on the 4th Gen Apple TV or if it is exclusive to the 4K version?
  8. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    tvOS for me clearly is the highlight of OS developments lately when thinking of we’re it started from and how it matured from 9.0 onwards.
  9. littlepooch21 macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2010
    Does anyone know if they have activated Atmos sound through the Apple iTunes movies yet? I know that Vudu worked the last beta but I never got the iTunes movies to work.
  10. ErikGrim macrumors 68040


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    Getting image and sound dropouts regularly. No matter what HDMI cable I use and what input I use on my TV. (Yes, I have the expensive 4K belkin cable that's recommended).

    Anyone else?
  11. DMod macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    Yes I’ve been experiencing it regularly on the betas. Sound dropouts for a few seconds and weird checkerboard patterns randomly popping up.
  12. siriuset macrumors newbie


    Oct 24, 2011
    Studio City, CA
  13. IscariotJ macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2004
    Have there been any updates to I've got bugs that I raised against tvOS9 still evident ( continuous playback of tv episodes still hasn't returned, still no means of marking tv episodes watched / unwatched, playlists no longer have a watched status ), hoping that they might get sorted this time around....
  14. Return Zero macrumors 6502a

    Return Zero

    Oct 2, 2013
    I haven't had any checkerboard patterns using SDR 4K over HDMI. I was having audio dropouts every 15 minutes or so on the previous betas, but this beta seems to have resolved that, at least in my limited testing last night. I will test more tonight.
  15. tallscot macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2002
    Get Netflix on the TV app.

    Send your remote to the bottom of the ocean and give me a tactile remote.
  16. Danilo - Italy macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2014
    I will check it late today. I really hope this bug is gone.
  17. xtaker macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2018
    I thought I was the only one with the checkerboard glitch and the audio drops. Thankfully that's not the case and it's due to this beta. I was ready to exchange it at Best Buy.

    I'm on the public beta, so if anyone can please report back about these issues that would be great.
  18. possum80 macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2014
    Vancouver, WA
    Is this still happening? Are you on the latest dev/public beta released yesterday and/or today? I installed the latest dev beta last night and the issue is fixed. I was getting sound drop outs every 15-20 minutes and reverted to my non-4K ATV until it was resolved.
  19. Danilo - Italy macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2014

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