Apple Seeds tvOS 10 Beta 7 to Developers

Apple has seeded the seventh developer beta for tvOS 10, which sees plenty of new bug fixes being added to the mix. tvOS 10 beta 7 comes almost two weeks after the release of tvOS beta 6 and more than two months after the operating system was first shown off at Apple’s 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference.


tvOS 10 builds on features initially introduced with tvOS last October, bringing expanded Siri capabilities like topic-based search, Live Tune-In for automatically accessing live channels, and options for managing HomeKit accessories.

Single-Sign On allows users to sign in and authenticate cable credentials just once instead of requiring authentication in all cable-supported apps, games are now able to require controllers, and there are new features for Photos and Music.

A dark mode offers a better visual experience for darker rooms, universal apps are automatically downloaded, and there’s a new Apple TV remote for iOS devices that mirrors the Siri Remote.

It does not contain any outward-facing new features given it’s going to be released for public consumption in a few week’s time.

tvOS 10 beta 7 (build number “14T5329a”) is available as an over-the-air update via the Software Update mechanism on the fourth-generation Apple TV. Developer can also download tvOS betas from Apple’s Dev Center to install on the Apple TV directly, using a USB-C to USB-A cable, a beta configuration profile and iTunes or Apple Configurator.

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