Apple Rolls Out tvOS 12 Public Beta 2

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

tvOS 12 beta

Along with iOS 12 Public Beta 2, Apple released tvOS 12 Public Beta 2 just in time for the weekend. The update is compatible with the fourth generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K.

What's new in Mojave, watchOS 5 and tvOS 12

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Dr. Mac follows up on his iOS 12 coverage last week with his observations about the new Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch operating systems, all coming soon to a device near you!

tvOS 12 Beta 2 Available for Developers

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple TV with tvOS 12 developer beta 2

Apple rolled out the second beta for tvOS 12 for the fourth generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K on Tuesday.

Apple Seeds tvOS 11.4.1 Developer Beta 2

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Apple TV 4K

There are no new known features in this release cycle, as Apple has turned to development of tvOS 12.

WWDC 2018 Keynote Wrap Up - TMO Daily Observations 2018-06-04

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

TMO Daily Observations Podcast Logo

Dave Hamilton and Jeff Gamet share their reactions to the 2018 Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation where Apple showed off iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave 10.14.

How to Set a Room for Your Apple TV and HomePod for AirPlay 2

· Jeff Gamet · How-To

AirPlay 2 room settings for HomePod

You updated to iOS 11.4 on your iPhone or iPad, tvOS 11.4 on your Apple TV, and HomePod 11.4 on your HomePod so you have AirPlay 2 support. Now you need to assign rooms to your speakers so you can control where you’re playing music. Here’s how.

tvOS 11.4 Update Adds AirPlay 2 Support to Apple TV

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Movies Anywhere on Apple TV

Rounding out Apple’s AirPlay 2 update trifecta is tvOS 11.4. The update adds support for AirPlay 2, and lets you use target speakers with your AirPlay setup.

A Great Collection of WWDC 2018 Wishlists

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

WWDC wishlists.

Technical journalists don’t have access to Apple’s roadmaps, but they do have pretty good ideas about what might help us all with Apple’s new hardware and software.

Meet Kinescope, an App That Aims to Fix YouTube on Apple TV

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

YouTube on Apple TV is about to be fixed thanks to Kinescope. Kinescope is a YouTube client that wants to fix the recent controversial update that Google pushed. With this app you can watch YouTube videos in a native design, not Android’s Material Design. Like/dislike videos, auto-like, subscribe to channels, continue where you left off, and auto-play videos just as you would with the regular YouTube app. Kinescope is open-source, so there are no ads or subscriptions. Instead, you can support Kinescope on Patreon (which is still technically a subscription, but it’s optional). It’s not completely out yet, but you can visit the website and enter your email address to be notified when it does come out. Personally, I’m hoping it will be for iOS too, not just tvOS.

Meet Kinescope, an App That Aims to Fix YouTube on Apple TV

tvOS 11.3 Adds Content Filtering for Apple TV, Apple TV 4K

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

tvOS 11.3 update for Apple TV and Apple TV 4K

Apple released tvOS 11.3 for the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K on Thursday. The update adds new ratings-based content filtering options, along with more transparent privacy information.

My Crazy Apple TV 4K & Dolby Vision Adventure

· John Martellaro · Analysis


It took John some time, testing, industry contacts and study to finally get his Apple TV 4K and Sony 4K/UHD TV doing the Dolby Vision magic.

Apple Seeds tvOS 11.3 Developer Beta 6

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Apple TV 4K

This update is believed to include support for Dolby Vision on some Sony TVs, and it may include AirPlay 2, as well.

Apple Releases tvOS 11.2.6

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Apple TV 4K

The company didn’t release patch notes for the update (which is common for Apple TV), but Apple’s other operating systems were all patched for the Telugu text bug.