Continuing to give developers a first taste of what’s new with its tv-focused OS, Apple has today released the fourth beta of the upcoming tvOS 10.1 for testing purposes. This follows pursuit to the recent release of the official version of the 10th iteration of tvOS.
With tvOS 10, Apple might have introduced some pretty neat features, such as an improved search experience, a more capable Siri, a new TV remote app on iOS, a much-needed dark mode, universal app download and much more. But the exhaustive features that have kept the developers on their toes have just started making their way to the beta update channel.
The promised single sign-on feature has been introduced to tvOS with the first developer beta for this upcoming update. This enables Apple TV users to log in using their cable credentials just once and gain access to all live cable content without hiccups. It currently works for cable networks – DirecTV, Dish, GVTC Communications, Hotwire, and Sling TV.
This update, on the other hand, extends the scope of another feature, actually the new TV app, which was added to tvOS at the MacBook Pro launch event. This can be referred to as a television guide, designed to make it easier for Apple TV users to discover new content from the multitude of TV and movie apps installed on their device. It also packs a new Apple TV app called iBooks StoryTime, which introduces the said e-books to the platform.
For those who own a fourth-generation Apple TV and are willing to try out this developer update and provide Cupertino with feedback can download the new software by connecting their television set to a computer. You’ll be required to have a registered developer account to sign up for a beta profile via iTunes or Apple Configurator. Once through, you’ll be able to receive beta updates over-the-air (OTA), the moment they become available.