Although Apple is almost always developing new versions for tvOS at the same time, the improvements (at least on the outside) are virtually invisible. Usually intermediate tvOS updates only bring behind-the-scenes improvements, although the version number is always the same as iOS. That is the case again, with the beta of tvOS 14.5.
Most recent tvOS 14.5 beta
tvOS 14.5 beta
January 27, 2021 – The first beta of tvOS 14.5 is now available to developers. The beta for public testers is likely to follow soon. If new functions or hidden clues to new devices have been discovered, you can read that on iCulture.
Download tvOS 14.5 beta
If you are a developer, you can download the required beta profile from the developer website and then install the beta. The tvOS 14.5 beta download is available for the Apple TV HD (formerly Apple TV 4) and Apple TV 4K. If you have previously installed tvOS 13 or 14 betas, it may be necessary to remove the beta profile from them before you can continue with this new beta. Public testers can sign up directly through the Apple TV (Settings> System> Get beta updates).
Pay attention: these betas are only intended for developers and public testers and are not suitable for use on devices that you need on a daily basis.
Timeline tvOS 14.5 beta
Below is a timeline of the tvOS 14.5 betas:
- tvOS 14.5 Beta 1: January 27, 2021 (published)
- tvOS 14.5 final: March 2021 (expected)
About testing betas
You can often run into problems when testing betas. First of all, not all functions are usually available immediately, but are added and expanded during the test period. You can also suffer from crashes or some apps may not work properly yet. So keep this in mind if you decide to test an iOS update. It is therefore not recommended to install a beta on a device that you use every day, because there can still be many problems in the beta.
This article will be published over and over with new betas, updating the newly added features. Responses can also be cleaned up more strictly than you are used to from us. In this way we avoid having to keep working your way through dozens of now outdated responses from a few weeks ago.