tvOS 11 public beta 4 is out

Following yesterday’s release of tvOS 11 beta 5 for developers, the new Apple TV software is now available to members of Apple’s free Public Beta Software Program.

tvOS 11 public beta 4 contains the same features as tvOS 11 beta 5 for developers.

How to install tvOS 11 public beta

To install the tvOS public beta on your fourth-generation Apple TV, sign in with your regular Apple ID in Safari on your computer at and click the link “Enroll Your Devices”.

In Settings → Accounts on your Apple TV, type in the same Apple ID that you used to register for the public beta program into at least one of the account options.

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

Lastly, go to Settings → System → Software Update and turn on the option labeled Get Public Beta Updates, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete enrollment.

The Software Update mechanism on your Apple TV will put up a prompt when a new tvOS 11 public beta is available for download. To manually check for tvOS public beta updates, go to Settings → System → Software Updates → Update Software.

You’re discouraged from using the tvOS public beta on your daily driver.

To submit feedback and file bugs with Apple, use the Feedback Assistant app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running a beta of iOS 11.

What’s new in tvOS 11

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

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

Have you tried the tvOS public beta on your box? If so, what’s your favorite tidbit so far, and why? Do share your thoughts with other readers in the comments section below.