Apple has today released the ninth beta of tvOS 17 to developers, an update that comes a week after the eighth version was also released to the same group of testers.
Apple announced tvOS 17 during the WWDC 23 event on June 5 and it’s been in developer beta ever since.
This latest version is now available for download via the Settings app on a compatible Apple TV, although a registered developer Apple ID is required to make that happen.
The tvOS 17 update isn’t a huge one and pales in significance beside the bigger iOS 17 and macOS Sonoma updates that are also working their way through their own beta programs.
As for what will change with tvOS 17, Apple has added FaceTime support using an iPhone as a camera, while Center Stage and gesture-based reaction support are also included. A new Split View feature will also allow people to watch content with others via SharePlay, while Control Center has also undergone a revamp.
This tvOS 17 update will also include new screen savers while third-party VPN apps will also be supported for the first time.
Apple is expected to release tvOS 17 to the public later this month, likely at the same time that iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10 are made available. The macOS Sonoma update could have to wait until October if previous years are any indication.