TV OS Public Beta

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JP2014, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. JP2014 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone installed it yet? I am currently downloading the public beta for TVOS but I am a little nervous haha.
     
  2. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    I did and now my Direct Tv Now app keeps crashing and won't load video.

    Anyone know how to downgrade back? I tried both the reset option on the Apple TV it self and tried resetting it in iTunes and both times it says it can't connect to apple servers to download the most reset update.
     
  3. JP2014, Jun 26, 2017
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    Have you tried deselecting the beta access toggle before resetting? You might have to restore from iTunes with a cable
     
  4. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Yup, did that and tried going through iTunes.
     
  5. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    This is a known issue that was in the release notes.

    You'll need a USB-C cable to connect your ATV to your computer, then using iTunes you'll download the last tvOS 10 release version to install it.
     
  6. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    It’s nice that they made tv os as a public beta. But if you aren’t a developer, there really isn’t anything different I see in the public beta to worry about.
     
  7. Fernandez21, Jun 27, 2017
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    Tried that
     
  8. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    Well, that could be a problem. Is there a discussion board for the public beta? Is anyone else reporting being unable to reach the software update server? I can't duplicate your results here.
     
  9. lsutigerfan1976, Jun 27, 2017
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    You need to find the Ipsw file on another site, then you can go back to iTunes and use that file to go back to a previous version of tv os. Also I would take down that screen shot with your serial number, just in case.
     
  10. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Thanks, would you mind also taking down my quote?
    I will look for the file tonight.
     
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    That worked! Thanks again.
     
  12. JarScott macrumors 68040

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    This really annoys me. Why couldn’t they have included a USB C cable? I’m not paying Apple’s prices. Why couldn’t they have just made it Lightening.
     
  13. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    I bought a cheap one a while back online for a few bucks. Works fine.

    I actually went back to tv os 10. I didnt see any reason to have tv os 11 on my apple tv as of now. Plus some of the apps i have on it didnt work, just crashed at launch with tv os 11.
     
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    Hoping for some series tvOS improvement. The latest release has always been the buggiest piece of software Apple still ships. Constant crashing, freezing and restarts.
     
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    The USB-C port on the Apple TV was put there for developer use, and the overwhelming majority of Apple TV users are not developers, so the vast majority of the cables would get thrown in a drawer.
    What does this have to do with anything? A USB-C cable is an industry standard part, nobody is forcing you to buy one from Apple.
    The Lightning connector has a specific purpose, and capabilities optimized for that purpose. Using it on the Apple TV would have needlessly complicated things.
     
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    As far as I am aware, Apple does not provide release notes to Public Beta testers. The link for the iOS updates leads to nowhere, and I can't find any release notes for tvOS Public beta.


    Apps I have had issues with:
    Walter Presents - crashes on launch (AirPlay from iOS Public Beta works perfectly, though)
    Crunchyroll - opening a video from the Top Shelf or tabbing into My Queue crashes app, but you can get to any show from other tabs.
     
  18. Idgit macrumors 6502

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    Did the tvOS 11 beta break audio passthrough for anyone?

    I can't play DTS or surround Dolby Digital (AC3) in either Infuse or MrMC with passthrough enabled. The audio track just plays loud crackling and popping. If I disabled audio passthrough in either app, the surround audio plays fine.
     
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    Partially functioning, only shows fake news.
     
  20. Ar40 macrumors newbie

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    Comment of the year.
     
  21. jgelin macrumors 6502a

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    Save it for the political thread, bud. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  22. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    take a joke bud.
     
  23. PinballMagician macrumors newbie

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    A new beta is out. Has more providers in Single Sign-On including Comcast. Can anyone confirm if Comcast works?
     
  24. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816

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    note, it’s only out for reg developers
     
  25. Hoosier317 macrumors member

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    With Infuse, you should leave it set to Auto. I know...it doesn't make sense. I talked to one of their developers about it yesterday. The better and higher quality settings is Auto.
    • Auto (recommended): Audio will be sent as uncompressed, multi-channel LPCM (up to 7.1 channels and 24-bit). Additional output adjustments can be made through the Apple TV > Settings > Audio and Video menu.
    • Passthrough: Audio will be sent as Dolby or DTS via S/PDIF (up to 5.1 channels and 16-bit). Note: The 'Reduce Loud Sounds' option in Apple TV > Settings > Audio and Video MUST be disabled.
    They should change the labeling/wording of the setting.
     

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