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.

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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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