Apple Seeds watchOS 3, tvOS 10 Beta 6 to Developers

Apple today seeded the sixth developer beta for both watchOS 3 and tvOS 10, which sees plenty of new bug fixes being added to the mix. Apple will have a series of betas released over the coming weeks, before the company officially launches both updated platforms to the public this fall.


watchOS 3 comes with a number of new features, but most importantly, it packs some major performance improvements that greatly improve the responsiveness of the OS and third-party apps. Some of the new features that are a part of watchOS 3 include Control Center, Dock, new watch faces, APIs for developers, background app refresh, and more.

The sixth watchOS 3 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on an iPhone by going to General –> Software update.

tvOS 10 comes with more subtle yet useful additions, such as single sign-on, a feature that will let users sign on once via their cable provider to automatically login to all supported TV apps on Apple TV.

tvOS 10 beta is only meant for the Apple TV 4. Like with the Apple Watch, you need to install a configuration profile directly on the device to receive the OTA update to tvOS 10 beta 3. While Apple is also providing an image for restoration purposes, make sure that you have Xcode 8 installed on your Mac before you start with the actual restore process.

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