Apple seeds tvOS 9.2 beta 3 to developers with Dictation support for search and Siri support for App Store search

By , Feb 8, 2016

Apple TV Dictation Siri Remote

Two weeks after it seeded tvOS 9.2 beta 2 to registered developers, the third tvOS 9.2 beta has been released, bringing with it Dictation support for onscreen text entry, as well as Siri support for App Store search.

The tvOS 9.2 update is notable for adding several improvements to the Apple TV. These improvements include a native Podcasts app, Bluetooth keyboard support, an improved App Switcher, iCloud Photo Library, Conference Room Display Mode, and more.

If you’re a developer, you can find details about the tvOS beta on Apple’s tvOS developer page. The tvOS 9.2 beta 3 release comes with a build number of 13Y5198c. We’ll be downloading and installing it to provide an update on what new features this latest beta update might include.

The great thing about Dictation is that you can use it to input usernames and passwords one letter at a time. It’s pretty great. Just don’t say your password out loud with other people around:

tvOS 9.2 beta 3

Check out our video below for a look into what’s new with the tvOS 9.2 beta:

What do you think about the new features included in tvOS 9.2?

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  • James G

    Omg finally, dictation for search.

  • John Wickham

    Interesting. How well does dictation work with passwords?

  • Simon Seiffert

    All these updates, and still no way to pair an Apple TV to only use a Siri remote? Disappointing… I use an Apple TV and a Mac Mini in the same environment, and have to be cautious of using the select button with my Mac Mini, as I may inadvertently play or buy something…

  • Simon S

    All these updates, and still no way to pair an Apple TV to only use a Siri remote? Disappointing… I use an Apple TV and a Mac Mini in the same environment, and have to be cautious of using the select button with my Mac Mini, as I may inadvertently play or buy something…