Apple on Wednesday released the second betas of watchOS 6.2 and tvOS 13.4 to developers for testing. The new betas come two weeks after the initial beta releases.
The watchOS 6.2 beta can be installed on an Apple Watch with the proper configuration profile installed, via the Watch app on the device’s attached iPhone. Go to “General” -> “Software Update” to install the new software. The Watch should have at least 50% battery life, be connected to a charger, and be in the range of the iPhone.
The watchOS 6.2 update brings support for in-app purchases to the App Store for Apple Watch and will allow developers to sell Apple Watch apps that offer in-app purchase options.
Code in the iOS 13.4 beta suggests that both the iPhone and the Apple Watch will in the future have a “CarKey” feature that will allow them to be used to unlock NFC-capable vehicles.
The tvOS 13.4 beta is compatible with fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. The new beta can be downloaded to a compatible Apple TV that has the proper profile installed.
The beta includes minor design changes to streamline the look of the TV app interface. It also introduces Family Sharing integration to allow users to access iTunes content purchased by family members without having to leave the app.
It also includes the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements. If we hear of any other new features, we’ll be sure to fill you in right here.
As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on your daily driver Apple Watch or Apple TV, instead only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.