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Apple today seeded the fourth beta of a new tvOS 12 operating system to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third 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.

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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. According to Apple's release notes, location information for aerials should be available as of beta 4.

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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: Fourth Beta of tvOS 12 Now Available for Registered Developers
 

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This can't come fast enough. I just signed up for Directv Now, and it requires me to sign on as often as twice a day -- this even with DTVN assigned as my TV Provider in Settings with the username and password.

Once they get this problem solved, then the general public will likely embrace streaming as a truly viable alternative.
 

blackcrayon

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This can't come fast enough. I just signed up for Directv Now, and it requires me to sign on as often as twice a day -- this even with DTVN assigned as my TV Provider in Settings with the username and password.

Once they get this problem solved, then the general public will likely embrace streaming as a truly viable alternative.
Huh.

I've had it since release, I still have it. I may have had to sign on a couple of times that I can remember, but that's it.
 

eksu

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Now that the new screensavers are available, I can start working on bringing the screensavers to MacOS if someone can get me the URL String for the resources.
 
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