Apple on Friday seeded the seventh beta of tvOS 10 to developers for testing. The release comes two weeks after the sixth beta release of the upcoming fourth-generation Apple TV operating system, which debuted at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2016 in June. The new beta is available to developers via download from the Apple Developer Center.
tvOS betas are a bit more involved to install than beta updates for iOS and OS X. Users must connect the Apple TV to to a computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable, and install the update via iTunes or Apple Configurator. However, once a beta profile has been installed on the device, new beta releases are available over the air.
tvOS 10 offers a number of new features to users of the fourth-generation Apple TV, bringing enhanced Siri capabilities, offering topic-based search, Live Tune-In for live channels, and improved HomeKit abilities.
tvOS 10 also offers a dark mode for an improved viewing experience in dark rooms, single sign-on for apps, and new features for Photos and Music.
tvOS 10 is currently only available to developers for testing, and will be made available to the general public later this year, likely in the fall.