Apple has just seeded the first beta of tvOS 10.2 to developers for testing purposes, one month after releasing tvOS 10.1, the first major update to the tvOS 10 operating system. tvOS 10.2 comes a day after Apple released tvOS 10.1.1.
According to the official tvOS 10.2 beta 1 release notes, apps that use UIKit and TVMLKit frameworks will gain accelerated scrolling support. In other words, scrolling through a lot of content in apps will now use iOS-like acceleration where content scrolls faster the more you swipe on Siri Remote. As a bonus, swiping on the far right side of Siri Remote will navigate to specific indexes.
“About tvOS 10.2 beta
tvOS 10.2 includes includes new features, bug fixes, and improvements in the OS and SDK including:
– Accelerated Scrolling support for UIKit and TVMLKit apps – Device Enrollment Program support – Expanded Mobile Device Management support – Support for the VideoToolbox framework”
Designed for the fourth-generation Apple TV, the tvOS 10.2 beta can be obtained by connecting the Apple TV to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, downloading and installing the software from a registered developer account via iTunes or Apple Configurator.
We will add any additional new features discovered in the developer software below.