Next tvOS 17 beta release date prediction : will there be a tvOS 17 beta 10?
The latest release date news for the tvOS 17 beta
2023 means the release of Apple’s tvOS 17 is on its way – but what about the tvOS 17 beta release date? Beta versions of the operating system have already arrived, much sooner than the full release of tvOS 17 later on in September this year. However, accessing these betas isn’t always immediately possible for everyone – more on that later.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC for short, took place from June 5th to June 9th and saw the announcement of some new interesting Apple products – especially the Vision Pro. However, WWDC is also home to tons of reveals about Apple’s latest operating system line-up, tvOS 17 included. We also saw the likes of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, and watchOS 10 too. Lots to look forward to in terms of Apple software.
Apple tvOS 17 beta 10 release date prediction
So when is the next tvOS 17 beta? By taking a look at recent history, we can see that the newest beta version generally arrives around a couple of weeks following the previous, though this has since switched to a weekly update during August. For Apple tvOS 17 beta 10, this would put the expected release date around mid September. We expect to see the weekly schedule continue up until the full public release. Based on the release dates in the past, we expect to see the next beta arrive on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
With that in mind, we predict beta 10 to release on September 12th, or just a day later at the latest. However, there is a strong possibility that beta 9 is the final version, before we move on to the release candidate and full release. Especially now that Apple are holding their latest event on the same day as our prediction, September 12th, and look to usher in the fresh wave of operating systems.
Apple tvOS 17 beta 9 release date – out now
September 5th marks the release of tvOS 17 beta 9, just as we predicted. Apple posted the release notes on their site as always, showing plenty of bug fixes since the first beta, which of course include a massive change list to bring in all the early tvOS 17 features. These incremental beta versions serve as a period for fixing and adjusting any bugs and features introduced in the first beta.
Plenty of fixes are continuously being worked on across the board, between Continuity Camera, FaceTime, and developer tools such as StoreKit and SwiftUI. The beta currently has access to brand new features such as the FaceTime integration with Center Stage, Apple TV Split View, and support for Dolby Vision 8.1. However, we still are awaiting the previously mentioned ‘Find My Remote’ feature which helps you track down a Siri Remote with your iPhone.
Apple tvOS 17 beta release date – out now
tvOS 17 beta 1 was released for developers only on June 5, 2023. You can find the download on Apple’s official page for the tvOS 17 beta. This was release on the same day as the Apple keynote.
We already mentioned Apple’s WWDC, and this is an important step in the release date timeline. This was during the conference that happening on June 5th – you should check out where to watch it for a recap! Apple announced tvOS 17 & new features during its keynote – such as FaceTime on Apple TV 4K. You can also start a call on your iPhone or iPad and switch the view over to your Apple TV.
However, those of you who aren’t developers for tvOS will have to opt for the public beta. Details on that just below!
What is the latest tvOS 17 public beta?
If you’re not a developer and instead want to know the progress of the public beta, then here’s the latest. Although developer betas first started immediately following WWDC, Apple announced that public betas would arrive in July.
Well, now tvOS 17 public beta 1 is now here as of July 12th, as reported by MacRumors. Now everyone with a compatible TV is free to try out the tvOS 17 beta, where you’ll have access to a bunch of new features, FaceTime being one of the key additions. Installing the public beta is a simple process, we explain the details down below. The latest public beta however is public beta 6, which released on August 29th, which could be the final public beta before the full release.
One interesting side note is that while the developer beta 3 initially arrived on July 5th, Apple actually released a revised beta 3 for several of their operating systems – including tvOS 17. This revised version arrived just under a week later on July 11th, prior to the first public beta the following day.
Apple tvOS beta release date history
Just like any other Apple OS, tvOS has a long history of versions to check out. There is a new main tvOS iteration every year – this has been the case since 2015. This year, that would of course be tvOS 17. The full release happens every September, but anyone looking to get in on the beta knows that they can access it much sooner.
We’ve recently seen tvOS 16 coming towards the end of its lifespan, with the release of 16.6 version. Here’s how the end of tvOS 16 betas looked before we move over to tvOS 17.
- tvOS 16.5 beta 1: March 28th, 2023
- tvOS 16.5 beta 2: April 11th, 2023
- tvOS 16.5 beta 3: April 25th, 2023
- tvOS 16.5 beta 4: May 2nd, 2023
- tvOS 16.5: May 18th, 2023
- tvOS 16.6 beta 1: May 19th, 2023
- tvOS 16.6 beta 2: May 31st, 2023
- tvOS 16.6 beta 3: June 15th, 2023
- tvOS 16.6 beta 4: June 27th, 2023
- tvOS 16.6: July 24th, 2023
As you can see, the latest version arrives quickly. Just a couple of weeks or less can separate versions, so it would be no surprise to see the newest tvOS 17 beta very soon. For reference, here’s how the tvOS 17 betas have looked so far:
- tvOS 17 beta 1: June 5th, 2023
- tvOS 17 beta 2: June 21st, 2023
- tvOS 17 beta 3: July 5th, 2023
- tvOS 17 public beta 1: July 12th, 2023
- tvOS 17 beta 4: July 25th, 2023
- tvOS 17 public beta 2: July 31st, 2023
- tvOS 17 beta 5: August 8th, 2023
- tvOS 17 public beta 3: August 9th, 2023
- tvOS 17 beta 6: August 15th, 2023
- tvOS 17 beta 7: August 22nd, 2023
- tvOS 17 beta 8: August 29th, 2023
- tvOS 17 public beta 6: August 29th, 2023
How to download tvOS 17 beta
If you want to jump on the latest tvOS 17 beta, then you’re going to need to be part of the Apple Developer Program. This is of course reserved for people developing on one of Apple’s operating systems for testing purposes, including tvOS. This is a process which isn’t as simple as a quick software update though. Apple talk you through all the steps here.
The wider public can now try out tvOS 17 following the arrival of the first public beta. You don’t need to be part of the developer program – instead you just need to sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program. If you’re part of the beta program, you’ll be able to log in on your Apple TV with your associated Apple ID and go to Settings > System > Software Updates > Get Beta Updates to install the latest version.
Apple tvOS 17 beta release date FAQs
Will Apple TV HD be supported by tvOS 17?
Although Apple TV HD was discontinued in 2022, continued software support was still promised. tvOS 17 is compatible with Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD models from 2015 onwards.
What is the current version of Apple tvOS?
The most recent release version of Apple tvOS is 16.6, which released on July 24th.
Apple tvOS 17 beta 9 could soon be arriving, but it is also likely that betas come to an end as a full release is due in early-mid September. Developers have already shifted their focus to the newest iteration of the operating system.
tvOS 17 beta release date : Final word
So, with the next tvOS 17 beta release date likely on it’s way incredibly soon, it’s time to learn all about what tvOS 17 offers. Apple announced a bunch of new features at the WWDC on June 5th, and you can do plenty of testing on the betas. We’ll be covering everything we learn, including any further official news for tvOS 17. Be sure to check out our other Apple articles while you’re here!
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