tvOS 12 Overview Updated September 17, 2018

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May 2018 - September 2018


tvOS 12 for Apple TV brings support for Dolby Atmos audio, new Siri features like Find My iPhone, and new password management tools. tvOS 12 also introduces new Aerial screensavers shot from the International Space Station, and existing Aerial screensavers can be changed with a swipe. tvOS 12 also shows where each screensaver was shot with a tap of the Siri Remote.

tvOS 12 Stories September 17, 2018

tvOS 12 for Apple TV (fourth-gen) and Apple TV 4K is officially out of beta and available for all users. The annual software update for Apple TV brings support for Dolby Atmos audio for movies on iTunes and other apps, screensaver details like location information, and a new zero sign-on feature for Spectrum TV and Internet customers (more providers coming in the future).

Zero sign-on automatically authenticates watch anywhere video apps from networks based on your Internet provider without the need to log in even once. Dolby Atmos brings support for more immersive audio from supported speakers and receivers; iTunes is automatically upgrading supported movies for free. This makes Apple TV the only streaming box with both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support.

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tvOS 12 Stories September 12, 2018

Apple reveals release date for tvOS 12

Along with other software releases today, Apple has also announced the release date for tvOS 12 during its iPhone event this morning. The company has also revealed details regarding upgrade pricing as well as future pricing for Dolby Atmos pricing through iTunes.

tvOS 12 Stories August 31, 2018

tvOS 12 developer beta 10 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K now available

tvOS 12 developer beta 10 is now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 12 includes expanded audio format support, app sign-on improvements, updates to Aerial screensavers, and more.

tvOS 12 Stories August 27, 2018

tvOS 12 developer beta 9 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K now available

tvOS 12 developer beta 9 is now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 12 includes expanded audio format support, app sign-on improvements, updates to Aerial screensavers, and more.

tvOS 12 Stories August 20, 2018

tvOS 12 developer beta 8 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K now available

tvOS 12 developer beta 8 is now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 12 includes expanded audio format support, app sign-on improvements, updates to Aerial screensavers, and more.

tvOS 12 Stories August 13, 2018

tvOS 12 developer beta 7 for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K now available

tvOS 12 developer beta 7 is now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 12 includes expanded audio format support, app sign-on improvements, updates to Aerial screensavers, and more.

tvOS 12 Stories August 10, 2018

Dolby Atmos audio support on Apple TV is one of the headlining features of the upcoming tvOS software update, but support during the beta cycle has been limited so far. Now as Apple readies tvOS 12 for release likely next month, several titles on iTunes Movies are being upgraded to work with the immersive audio feature.

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tvOS 12 Stories August 6, 2018

tvOS 12 developer beta 6 is now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 12 includes expanded audio format support, app sign-on improvements, updates to Aerial screensavers, and more.

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tvOS 12 Stories July 30, 2018

tvOS 12 developer beta 5 is now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 12 includes expanded audio format support, app sign-on improvements, updates to Aerial screensavers, and more.

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tvOS 12 Stories July 17, 2018

tvOS 12 developer beta 4 is now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 12 includes expanded audio format support, app sign-on improvements, updates to Aerial screensavers, and more.

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tvOS 12 Stories July 3, 2018

tvOS 12 developer beta 3 is now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 12 includes expanded audio format support, app sign-on improvements, updates to Aerial screensavers, and more.

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tvOS 12 Stories June 25, 2018

First tvOS 12 public beta for Apple TV now available

Apple has released the first tvOS 12 public beta for non-developers to test on Apple TV. The first tvOS 12 public beta includes support for Dolby Atmos spatial sound and swiping between Aerial screensavers.

tvOS 12 Stories June 19, 2018

tvOS 12 developer beta 2 is now available for Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K. tvOS 12 includes expanded audio format support, app sign-on improvements, updates to Aerial screensavers, and more.

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tvOS 12 Stories June 4, 2018

Apple has today unveiled the newest Apple TV operating system, tvOS 12 at its WWDC 2018 keynote.

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tvOS 12 Stories May 7, 2018

The countdown to WWDC is underway and we’ve already looked at what we want from watchOS 5 and Apple Watch. Next up is tvOS 12 — something Benjamin and I conceded on 9to5Mac Happy Hour isn’t likely to impress with new features, but we can dream!

Apple TV features we want are far from pie in the sky, too, which I think adds to the probability that we could someday see them become reality.

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