Apple seeds tvOS 9.1 beta 1 to developers

By , Nov 3, 2015

tvOS 9.1

Apple has released its first post-release beta of tvOS to developers. tvOS 9.1 beta 1 is a 900MB download arrives with build number 13U5061d. Apple has released a change log alongside the tvOS beta, but it doesn’t include any user-facing features that should impact day to day usage of a non-developer.

For those of you running public tvOS software, after downloading the developer beta from Apple’s Member Center, you’ll need to perform a complete restore on your Apple TV in order to upgrade to 9.1. This can be down via a Mac running iTunes with a USB Type-C cable connected to the Apple TV.

I’ve actually just restored and am now running tvOS 9.1 right now on my Apple TV. I’ve found nothing of note that most users will be excited about in this first post-release developer beta. I’ll be sure to report back with any new findings if there happen to be any.

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  • DOOManiac

    For the curious, what does the changelog say for developers? Any word of a Search API so more 3rd party apps can integrate with Siri?

  • lemonhead

    any news on activating siri for additional countries?

    I’m kinda bummed, since I received my apple tv today, but siri isn’t not available here in Switzerland.

    Funny fact: It’s already available in Germany and France and in Switzerland we speak german and french so this is just plain stupid geographic bullshit!

  • Kenneth Delgado

    Anyone know if this update includes support for Remote App?

  • Anyone know if there’ll be a public beta for tvOS?