Apple today seeded the first betas of watchOS 7.1, the upcoming version of the watchOS software designed to run on the Apple Watch, and tvOS 14.2, the update designed to run on fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. The betas come just one day after Apple released watchOS 7 and tvOS 14.
There’s no word yet on what’s new in the watchOS 7.1 or tvOS 14.2 betas, but we’ll update this article with details if and when changes and new features are discovered.
The watchOS 7.1 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.
watchOS 7.1 is compatible with Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, or Apple Watch Series 5 paired with iPhone 6s or later running iOS 14 or later.
The tvOS 14 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 public beta is also available.
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.