Apple has just provided developers with the first beta of 9.2.1 to tvOS, the operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 9.2.1 is a minor update that comes two weeks after the launch of tvOS 9.2, a significant update that introduced a range of features from Bluetooth keyboard support and dictation to Siri search for the App Store and app folders.
The first beta for tvOS 9.2.1 appears to be small in scale, with the major focus being on behind-the-scenes improvements and enhancements.
To install the new beta on the fourth-gen Apple TV, you’ll need to connect the set-top box to a computer via a USB-C to USB-A cable. Once that is done, download the beta software and install it on the Apple TV through iTunes or Apple Configurator.
As a minor 9.x.x update, tvOS 9.1.2 likely focuses on bug fixes and performance updates to address issues discovered since the release of tvOS 9.2. but if any new features are discovered in the new beta, we’ll update this post accordingly.