Apple Seeds Second Betas of watchOS 3.1.1 and tvOS 10.1 to developers

Apple on Monday has seeded the second for watchOS 3.1.1 and tvOS 10.1. They seem to be more of maintenance updates, but we have noticed that Apple has quietly activated its Single Sign-On feature for beta users.

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After Apple seeded the first developer beta, the company officially rolled out the Single Sign-On feature, which allows iOS and tvOS users to sign in once with their credentials post which they will be automatically logged in to that service in any app. For now, the feature only supports a limited number of cable services, like Dish, Hotwire, GVTC Communications, and Sling TV, with other major cable TV providers like Comcast and DirecTV missing.

To update, developers must have their Apple TV connected to their computer running iTunes via a USB Type-C to USB-A cable. The software can then be downloaded and installed to the Apple TV 4 running tvOS through iTunes or the Apple Configurator. Once that initial beta software has been installed, all subsequent seeds can be downloaded as over-the-air updates.

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Apple has seeded the second developer beta for watchOS 3.1.1, which is a marginal update meant to fix bugs and otherwise improve performance on the wearable. To install it, developers must use the dedicated Watch app on their iPhone, then head into General –> Software Update. For the install process to begin, the Apple Watch must be connected to the charger, have 50% battery, and be within range of the iPhone.

See a notable change or improvement we’ve missed in the above betas? Let us know in the comments below!

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