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Apple released tvOS 11.2 beta 2 for developers

Apple introduced a full set of beta versions of their firmware. In addition to iOS 11.2 beta 2 MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 2 and watch OS 4.2 beta 2, developers have been able to set tvOS 11.2 beta 2.

tvOS 11.2 beta 2 has received a new feature AVDisplayManager, which allows you to automatically switch the display mode of the video in accordance with the native frame rate and dynamic range of video content. In addition, the update came back the category of “Unwatched” in the categories of Movies, TV shows and Home videos.

To install the pre-assembled tvOS users will need a little more time and effort than to download the beta builds of other platforms. Since the firmware for the Apple TV is not covered under the program of public beta testing before the release of the final build it is for only registered developers.

You can download the update on Apple TV fourth generation in two ways:

  • “On the air”.
  • Using the connect to console via USB cable.
  • When you update “over the air” updates only the system information. All user settings remain untouched. When updating through USB connection, all settings are reset to factory without possibility of backup.

    In this case, update the firmware before the official release of “over the air” only if you install a previous beta version.

    In order to install the beta version tvOS on Apple TV you need:

  • On Mac go to the developer portal and login.
  • To download a configuration profile tvOS 11 beta.
  • Install Apple Configurator from the Mac App Store.
  • Connect Apple TV to a power source and to your Mac using the USB cable.
  • Open Apple Configurator and launch the configuration profile beta build tvOS.
  • After the profile is installed, restart your Apple TV.
  • After the reboot, open Settings Apple TV, click on the “System” and “software Update”.
  • After that, beta will be installed automatically.

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