tvOS 13 PB as daily driver

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  1. Alhagar macrumors regular

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    Any advice for those on the 2nd tvOS 13 DB or the 1st PB about its reliability as a daily driver (yes, fully aware that it is a Beta and should be approached with caution, etc.)?
     
  2. JWort93 macrumors member

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    I've been using it for a week on both a 4th Gen Apple and a 5th Gen Apple TV 4K (the first public beta is the same build as the developer preview 2 from last week), and TBH, it's pretty buggy. I often have issues with the TV app crashing, or the devices not resuming from sleep. I would probably recommend holding off until next Tuesday when the second Public Beta should be released.
     
  3. Alhagar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very helpful. I'll hold off then.
     
  4. FarmerBob macrumors member

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    Really buggy. Once I get to a solid release, I'm jumping ship. I have already pulled my Laptop and Desktop machines even though I have separate partitions for the Beta. But you can't do that with the ATV4K
     
  5. Alhagar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I went ahead and installed it despite your good advice. :). So far so good, though I am sure bugs will pop up. One thing that the beta has fixed is that I can now use Home Sharing and iCloud for photo screensavers. This had stopped working for me in tvOS 12.
     
  6. sirwoodland macrumors member

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    Is multi-user supported in this beta? How does one add multiple Home users?
     
  7. Alhagar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it is. In settings under accounts. You must log other people in with their iCloud log ins.
     
  8. GIZBUG macrumors 68000

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    Extremely buggy, and I haven't really noticed much of a difference from 12.
     
  9. wynhou macrumors newbie

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    Lots of bugs:
    Device sometimes doesn't start
    Weird Apple Music animation glitch
    The new side menu sometimes covers the whole screen, then breaks because nothing is selectable
    Lots of other weird issues with apps in general
    Some crashing issues
     
  10. Ansath macrumors regular

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    I had no issues unti installing Dev Beta 3. It’s like it’s outputting to a small screen suddenly. [​IMG]
     
  11. ErikGrim macrumors 601

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    Dev beta 3 broke Netflix for me. And then no apps would display video until a restart. And after one restart my remote lost its IR settings. And then one of the restarts WIPED my device.

    The most buggy beta since the iOS beta that killed GPS.
     
  12. DblHelix macrumors 6502

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    Just updated. Agreed pretty buddy. Trailers crashes immediately on open for example
     
  13. ErikGrim macrumors 601

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    Netflix is now working for me after I logged in on the desktop. Plex and YouTube forget my account information every time I open them now. *sigh*
     
  14. ErikGrim macrumors 601

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    Nope. Netflix back to not working. This is truly the worst beta I’ve ever encountered. Just straight up forgets the remote now as well.
     
  15. Ansath macrumors regular

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    Running Netflix fine here..... no remote issues either.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Alhagar thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am having very few bugs on two different Apple TV’s (4k).
     
  17. Marshall73 macrumors 68000

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    Latest beta is balls.
    01. Keeps turning my TV off
    02. Either fails to play music videos or plays with a static image.
    03. Randomly crashes out the music app

    Beta 1 was fine. Latest is wank. Thankfully have a 2nd unit on 12 to use.

    Would like to know how to reset an Apple TV 4K back to standard version tho.
     
  18. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    Apparently there is no way to revert a 4K Apple TV. I’d like to do the same, as Netflix is starting the next episode of every show with 9 minutes remaining.
     
  19. Marshall73 macrumors 68000

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    Had that too with stranger things 3.
     
  20. ErikGrim, Jul 7, 2019
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    Deleting Netflix and reinstalling seems to have fixed (probably temporarily - but worked enough to finish Stranger Things 3) it. Having to re-pair the remote or turning back on the IR gets old though.
     
  21. Ansath macrumors regular

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    Maybe that’s why Netflix is fine for me, as I reinstalled TvOS when beta 3 came out to try and fix my issue earlier in the thread.

    No remote issues tho.
     
  22. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    Haven't had any issues with the remote, but opening closing apps seems extremely slow. One thing that was fixed in this most recent beta is that Infuse no longer says "your apple tv was running out of space and deleted your metadata...". I guess that's some progress ;)
     
  23. Ansath macrumors regular

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    Is anyone else's Apple TV opening straight into the TV app, when waking from sleep?
     
  24. Alhagar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not mine. There is a setting that allows you to choose where the interface takes you when you hit the Home Button. It can either take you to the TV app or to the home screen. Perhaps you are waking your Apple TV with that button and you have it set to take you to the TV app: Settings, Remotes and Devices, Home Button
     
  25. Ansath macrumors regular

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    Well, it never used to and I hadn’t changed any settings. Seems to have changed since going beta 3. Will check that menu when i get home.
     

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