Apple has released tvOS 11.3 beta 3 for registered developers to test on Apple TV (fourth-gen) and Apple TV 4K. We’ll dig in to the new version and detail changes below.

New in tvOS 11.3

  • Apple TV shows up in Home app with tvOS 11.3, doesn’t work as hub for automation and remote access without tvOS 11.3 on iOS 11.3, AirPlay 2 also working 
  • Apple TV (fourth gen) now supports frame rate matching, previously required Apple TV 4K
  • Match Content has been improved per release notes
  • New Privacy explainer at launch
  • Apple TV location now pulls from HomeKit rooms
  • See how your data is managed section

New in Beta 3


Notes and Known Issues


Resolved Issues

  • Backgrounding an app that was launched with a restrictions PIN code no longer causes Home Screen instability. (36845891)

Mobile Device Management

Resolved Issues

  • Skipping all setup screens now works correctly when using an MDM server configuration with Device Enrollment Program supervised devices. (35919886)
  • Upgrading a supervised device no longer requires a remote to complete the upgrade. (36674710)

Mode Switching

New Issue

  • Application UI now successfully resumes the system default frame rate or dynamic range when suspending a video player. (37094440)

On-Demand Resources

Resolved Issues

  • Resources embedded directly in asset packs in the product bundle are now loaded properly. (37089083)

TVMLKit / Web Inspector

Resolved Issue

  • oneupTemplate now renders full screen images. (37045770)

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