Fifth developer-only beta of tvOS 10.1 now available for download

in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited December 2016
After pushing out an assortment of betas on Monday, Apple on Tuesday seeded the fifth beta of tvOS 10.1 for the fourth-generation Apple TV.

The update should flow to registered Apple TV devices via Software Update in the system's native Settings app. It can also be installed through a connection to iTunes with a USB-C cable.

The previous 10.1 beta appeared on Nov. 30, and included support for single sign-on. The feature lets people enter their cable, satellite, or streaming TV credentials once, and have them automatically entered into third-party apps that require subscription account information.

While still in beta, only a handful of TV providers support the technology. AT&T's DirecTV joined the ranks recently, alongside Dish, Sling TV, Hotwire, and GVTC Communications.

A new "TV" app is designed with discovery in mind, making it easier for users to find content across providers. Results from Siri searches meanwhile allow users to jump straight into live streams, as long as the supporting apps are installed.


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