tvOS 12 introduces long-awaited support for Dolby Atmos, and when tvOS 12 launches this fall, iTunes will be home to the largest collection of Dolby Atmos-supported movies. As with the launch of 4K HDR, previously purchased content will be upgraded to include Dolby Atmos on all supported titles at no cost.
tvOS 12 features a zero sign-on option that lets cable subscribers watch live channels and on-demand programs they’re entitled to through their cable subscription simply by being logged into their home internet networks. This feature will be limited to Charter Spectrum users to begin with, but Apple plans to expand it to additional providers in the future.
Other tvOS 12 features include the ability to autofill passwords from the iPhone to sign into Apple TV apps more quickly, and support for Home Control systems like Crestron and Savant, which will be able to be used to control the Apple TV.
Apple has also made the Apple TV Remote a default option in Control Center on iOS devices with the iOS 12 beta, there are new aerial screensavers created with help from the International Space Station, and aerial screensavers now offer up location information.
tvOS 12.2 beta
Install the configuration profile directly on your device to receive OTA updates for Apple TV 4K or Apple TV (4th generation).
- Build: 16L5181f
- Date: Jan 24, 2019
OS 12 .2 beta Release Notes
Update your apps to use new features, and test your apps against API changes.
- tvOS 12.2+Beta
- Xcode 10.2+Beta
The tvOS 12.2 SDK provides support for developing tvOS apps for Apple TV devices running tvOS 12.2. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 10.2 available from Apple Developer. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 10.2, see Xcode Release Notes.
There are no release notes for SDK changes in this software update.
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