Apple has officially seeded the first public beta of tvOS 13 to public beta testers. For those already part of the public beta program, and who own a registered Apple TV, they can head into the Settings app –> Software Update under System. There will be an option that reads, “Get Public Beta Updates”, which will need to be activated to be able to download and install the pre-release software.
If you aren’t already part of the public beta program but want to be, you can sign up here.
tvOS 13 doesn’t have as many new features as iOS 13 or macOS Catalina, but there are some big new additions. That includes a new multi-user support, allowing for multiple people to have their own profiles on a single Apple TV. This will offer up personalized content as they sign in, and even give them access to their own Apple Music profiles as well (if they have one).
tvOS 13 also offers a new Home screen, which Apple says should make it easier to find content. The new software also supports Apple Arcade, Apple’s subscription service to download and play games across tvOS, iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, all for a single monthly subscription.
The new public beta is available now. However, if you do want to run the software, be aware that bugs could be discovered, and performance issues could pop up. So be wary.
Do you plan on trying out tvOS 13 ahead of the public launch later this year?