Apple just released the newest beta version of tvOS 10, the Cupertino giant’s upcoming operating system for its Apple TV digital media player. However, since the new software is already the seventh beta, it is not expected to come with new features or anything big for that matter.
According to Cult of Mac, Apple rolled out two new beta software this Friday — the eighth beta of iOS 10 and the seventh beta of tvOS 10. The site noted that though both betas do not have release notes yet, it is unlikely for both to “add anything big” to the previously revealed features of the full updates that have been leaked by the previous betas.
Apple’s upcoming OS for its Apple TV is said to come with major upgrades, like the introduction of Dark Mode and the inclusion of Single Sign-on, HomeKit, an enhanced Siri and a new UI for the Music Apple Music, among others.
The new Dark Mode settings option is said to offer an enhanced visual experience in darker rooms, while Single Sign-on enables users to sign in once to authenticate cable credentials of all cable-supported apps, as per MacRumors.
HomeKit, which is Apple's application for home automation, is said to have been enhanced with more options, so users can manage more HomeKit accessories. In addition, Siri will get more language support and its topic-based search capabilities have been expanded.
As for the new implementations within the Music app, 9To5Mac has learned that the Apple Music is getting a new user interface and a Library view that is inspired by the iPod Classic’s UI.
To install the new tvOS 10 beta, first-time users are advised to look for the software on Apple’s Developer Center. On the other hand, developers and testers who are already enrolled in the beta testing program can get the update by just clicking on their devices’ Software Update section. It is also worth noting that the installation of the seventh tvOS 10 beta requires the connection of the Apple TV to a computer using a USB-C to USB-A cable.
The upcoming tvOS 10 was announced in June at the 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference, and it is slated to be released sometime this fall.