Apple Releases Beta 1 Of tvOS 16.1 And watchOS 9.1 To Developers

Apple has now made both tvOS 16.1 and watchOS 9.1 available to developers just days after releasing tvOS 16 and watchOS 9 to the public.

The new updates are already available to developers who have the required beta profiles installed and those people can now download the update using the Settings app on the Apple TV and Watch app on their iPhone.

Apple isn’t saying what is new in these updates just yet so there isn’t an awful lot to get too excited about, although the expectation isn’t that these two releases have any huge new features in them.

That was largely the case for the previous tvOS 16 and watchOS 9 updates as well, although Apple Watch owners did at least get new notifications and a handful of new watch faces to try out.

On the Apple TV, Apple added support for Nintendo Switch controllers as well as support for HDR10+ when using the Apple TV app.

These new updates also come on the same day that Apple released the first developer beta of iOS 16.1, an update that will potentially add support for Live Activities and more over the next few weeks. It’s also expected to add support for Emergency SOS via Satellite on new iPhone 14 models, too.

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