Apple Releases Third Beta of tvOS 18 to Developers

The tvOS 18 on Apple TV with a women and a man on the display

Apple has released the third beta of tvOS 18 to developers, continuing its trend of refining the Apple TV experience. This latest update, which comes two weeks after the second beta, can be downloaded by registered developers through the Settings app on the Apple TV.

The tvOS 18 update introduces several new features aimed at enhancing user engagement and accessibility. The InSight feature in the TV app now provides real-time information about actors, music, and more during Apple TV+ shows and music sessions. Enhanced Dialogue has been improved with machine learning to better boost vocal clarity over background noise, and it is now compatible with built-in TV speakers, AirPods, and other Bluetooth devices.

The tvOS 18 on Apple TV with a women and a man on the display

Additionally, subtitles will automatically appear in relevant situations, such as when the TV is muted, during rewinds, or when the language of the content does not match the device’s language. Other updates include 21:9 aspect ratio support for projectors, new screen savers, improved controls for screen saver swapping, and support for Live Captions during FaceTime calls via iPhone or iPad.

These updates reflect Apple’s commitment to enhancing the Apple TV’s functionality and user experience, making it a more versatile and accessible device for a wide range of users.


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