Apple’s tvOS 17.1 Beta 3 Update Is Now Available To Developers
Apple has today released the third tvOS 17.1 beta to developers, giving them their first chance to install it on their test devices.
The new update can be downloaded by anyone who has an Apple TV signed into their registered developer account, something that we would only recommend people do with devices that are not used for their main TV viewing experience.
As for what’s new in the Apple TV software update, tvOS 17.1 isn’t going to be a huge change but rather focuses on smaller improvements and, of course, bug fixes. Users can look forward to tweaks to the Music app that include a new favoriting feature, but details on what’s going on under the hood are sparse right now.
We also don’t yet know when we can expect the tvOS 17.1 update to be rolled out to the public. It’ll likely happen alongside iOS 17.1, iPadOS 17.1, macOS 14.1, and watchOS 10.1 and the smart money right now is on that happening before the end of October.
However, that could change completely if bugs are found during testing of any of those software updates across their various platforms.
Apple has also released the HomePod 17.1 software update to developers, and we expect that to roll out to the public around the same time as all of the other software updates do.