Developer-only tvOS 11 beta 4 drops

Apple today rolled out a fourth beta of the upcoming tvOS 11 operating system update for the fourth-generation Apple TV. Today’s tvOS 11 beta 4 (build number 15J5333f) is available to Apple’s registered developers and members of the paid Apple Developer Program.

The new beta should release shortly to public beta testers.

tvOS 11 includes minor features like the ability to synchronize your Home screen layout across multiple Apple TVs via iCloud, automatic switching between Light and Dark mode based on your local time, new background multitasking modes, notification support, custom sound support, layered image improvements, right-to-left language support and other tidbits.

TUTORIAL: How to install tvOS public beta on your Apple TV

Non-developers and members of the general public can test tvOS 11 betas by signing up for Apple’s Beta Software Program at

Be sure to sign up through your computer using the same Apple ID you use for iCloud services on your other Apple devices, then go to Settings → System → Software Updates on your Apple TV and enable the feature labeled Get Beta Updates.

The Software Update mechanism on your fourth-generation Apple TV will now put up a prompt when a new tvOS 11 beta is available for download, as shown above.

tvOS 11 will release for public consumption later this fall for the fourth-generation Apple TV.