Apple on Thursday seeded the fourth beta of tvOS 10.0.1 to developers for testing. The release comes around a week-and-a-half following the third developer beta releases of the upcoming fourth-generation Apple TV operating system.
The fourth beta seed of tvOS 10.0.1 – build 14U71 – is currently available only to developers.
tvOS betas are initially 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 brought 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, and new features for Photos and Music. Single sign-on, which will allow Apple TV viewers to sign in once with their cable subscription credentials and then access all the live cable content included with their cable subscription, doesn’t appear to be included in this beta.
Currently, we don’t know what changes are included in thist beta seed of tvOS 10.0.1, but we’ll keep you posted in the space as we find out more.