Apple seeds tvOS 9.2 beta 5 to developers

BY Evan Selleck

Published 1 Mar 2016

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Apple has seeded tvOS 9.2 beta 5 to developers for testing.

Apple has seeded the fifth beta release for tvOS 9.2. It arrives just one week after the fourth beta was released for the set-top box’s platform, and over four weeks since the first beta was released. There are quite a few new additions with tvOS 9.2, including the ability to create folders on the home screen, official support for the stock Podcasts app, and support for Bluetooth keyboards as well.

tvOS 9.2 also makes it easier to scrub through video, thanks to a new way to bring up the ability by clicking the glass trackpad on the Siri Remote first, instead of accidental activations.

The new software also includes support for U.S. Spanish (for those in the U.S. only), French Canadian (for those in Canada only), UK English (for the United Kingdom) Australian (U.S. English) for Siri, redesigned app switcher, and MapKit support.

Developers can download tvOS 9.2 beta 5 from the Apple Developer Center, but you need to connect your Apple TV to your computer with a USB-C to USB-A cable. You can check our article on how to install tvOS beta on Apple TV 4 if you need help.

We don’t know what’s new in the fourth beta version of tvOS 9.2 yet. If you find anything new then please send us an email to [email protected].

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