tvOS 11 Overview Updated May 29, 2018

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April 2017 - May 2018


Apple didn’t talk about tvOS 11 at WWDC 2017 as even Apple TV got hardly any stage time. However, the newest software brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more to Apple’s set-top box.

Support for Amazon’s Prime Video is also coming to Apple TV. tvOS 11 is expected to become available to all this fall alongside new 4K/HDR Apple TV hardware.

tvOS 11 Stories May 29, 2018

tvOS 11.4 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K is now available after a few weeks of developer and public beta testing. The latest software update supports AirPlay 2 alongside iOS 11.4 which was also released today.

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tvOS 11 Stories May 14, 2018

Apple has released the fourth tvOS 11.4 developer beta for testing on Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 11.4 turns Apple TV into an AirPlay 2 speaker which supports multi-room AirPlay from iOS.

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tvOS 11 Stories May 7, 2018

Apple has released the fourth tvOS 11.4 developer beta for testing on Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 11.4 turns Apple TV into an AirPlay 2 speaker which supports multi-room AirPlay from iOS.

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tvOS 11 Stories May 1, 2018

Apple has released the third tvOS 11.4 developer beta for testing on Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 11.4 turns Apple TV into an AirPlay 2 speaker which supports multi-room AirPlay from iOS.

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tvOS 11 Stories April 16, 2018

Apple has released the second tvOS 11.4 developer beta for testing on Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 11.4 turns Apple TV into an AirPlay 2 speaker which supports multi-room AirPlay from iOS.

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tvOS 11 Stories March 29, 2018

tvOS 11.3 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K now available, adds frame rate matching to fourth-gen

Apple has released tvOS 11.3 for both Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. For Apple TV 4 users, the new update includes frame rate matching features that were previously only available on Apple TV 4K. Read on to see changes discovered (and removed) during the beta period:

tvOS 11 Stories March 20, 2018

U: Public beta version too.

Apple has released tvOS 11.3 beta 6 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.

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tvOS 11 Stories March 5, 2018

Apple has released tvOS 11.3 beta 4 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.

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tvOS 11 Stories February 20, 2018

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.

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tvOS 11 Stories November 28, 2017

Apple has released the fifth beta version of iOS 11.2 beta for developers. tvOS 11.2 beta and macOS 10.13.2 beta 5 are also available for testing. There doesn’t appear to be a new watchOS 4.2 beta today.

iOS 11.2 will include Apple Pay Cash support in addition to SiriKit for HomePod which was detailed at the end of October. AirPlay 2 was also previously available in beta versions but disappeared in the previous beta when the HomePod delay was announced.

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tvOS 11 Stories September 19, 2017

There’s a new software update out for the fourth-gen Apple TV that brings a few useful new features to the set-top box. tvOS 11 brings automatic dark mode switching, Home Screen Sync, proper AirPods support, and more to the Apple TV.

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tvOS 11 Stories September 12, 2017

tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 GM now available to developers

Apple has officially released the GM build of its watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 to developers and public beta testers. watchOS 4 brings new watch faces including Siri and Toy Story options, enhanced Music and Workout experiences, Apple News, and more. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, and AirPlay 2.

tvOS 11 Stories September 11, 2017

Following 9to5Mac‘s iPhone X feature discoveries from the iOS 11 GM leak we received over the weekend, new tvOS 11 firmware appears to be out in the wild today with details about the new Apple TV. The new Apple TV has widely been expected to include 4K HDR video playback, and the firmware leak both corroborates that and explains how the new video quality will be handled.

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tvOS 11 firmware for the upcoming Apple TV 4K appears to be out in the wild ahead of the anticipated unveil tomorrow during Apple’s keynote at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA. Here is a first look at the device’s 4K-enabled default screensaver. expand full story

tvOS 11 Stories September 5, 2017

tvOS 11 developer beta 10 for Apple TV now available

Apple is rolling out the tenth tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.

tvOS 11 Stories August 31, 2017

tvOS 11 developer beta 9 for Apple TV now available

Apple is rolling out the ninth tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.

tvOS 11 Stories August 28, 2017

tvOS 11 developer beta 8 for Apple TV now available

Apple is rolling out the eighth tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.

tvOS 11 Stories August 21, 2017

tvOS 11 developer beta 7 rolling out for the Apple TV now

Apple is rolling out the seventh tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.

tvOS 11 Stories August 14, 2017

tvOS 11 developer beta 6 (and public beta 5) for Apple TV now available

[Update: The public beta version is also available for testers.]

Apple is rolling out the sixth tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.

tvOS 11 Stories August 8, 2017

Fourth tvOS 11 public beta for Apple TV now available

Apple has released the fourth tvOS 11 public beta for non-developers to test on Apple TV. tvOS 11 public beta includes new features like Home Screen Syncing, light and dark mode automatic switching, and full AirPods support.

tvOS 11 Stories August 7, 2017

Apple is rolling out the fifth tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.

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tvOS 11 Stories July 25, 2017

Third tvOS 11 public beta for Apple TV now available

Apple has released the third tvOS 11 public beta for non-developers to test on Apple TV. tvOS 11 public beta includes new features like Home Screen Syncing, light and dark mode automatic switching, and full AirPods support.

tvOS 11 Stories July 24, 2017

tvOS 11 developer beta 4 for Apple TV now available

Apple is rolling out the fourth tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.

tvOS 11 Stories July 10, 2017

tvOS 11 developer beta 3 for Apple TV now available

Apple is rolling out the third tvOS 11 developer beta for testing on the fourth-gen Apple TV. tvOS 11 brings Home screen sync, automatic dark and light mode, full AirPods support, AirPlay 2 and more.

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