Knowing that the public beta tends to be a bit more stable, I was waiting for the public beta to explore all new tvOS 12 features. Now that it’s finally rolled out, I’m all set to have a go at it. What about you? Follow along to install tvOS 12 public beta 2.
Before getting started, be sure you have the compatible devices. Only Apple TV 4th gen and Apple TV 4K (5th gen) support the latest tvOS version. Besides, you have to first register your account for the beta program and enroll your Apple TV.
Note: Don’t expect the public beta to run smoothly on your Apple TV. So, be ready to encounter some unexpected issues.
How to Install tvOS 12 Public Beta 2 on Apple TV
Register Your Account for Apple’s Beta Software Program
Step #1. Head over to Apple Beta Software Program page and click on sign up.
Step #2. Now, enter your Apple ID and password. Then, click on Sign In.
Step #3. Next, you will have to agree to the terms and conditions.
Now, you need to enroll your Apple TV for tvOS 12 public beta. Ensure that you have signed into your TV with the same Apple ID that you have used for registering your account.
Enroll Your Apple TV for tvOS 12 Public Beta 2
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your Apple TV → Click on Accounts.
Step #2. Now, click on iCloud, iTunes and App Store, or Game Center.
Then, sign in using your Apple ID and password.
Step #3. Next, you need to click on Menu on the Siri Remote.
Step #4. Click on Menu again.
Step #5. Next up, click on System → Software Updates.
Step #6. Up next, turn on Get Public Beta Updates and then click on Get Public Beta Updates.
Important: At any time, you don’t want to get the updates for public beta, come back here. Then, click on Get Public Beta Updates and turn it off.
Step #7. Now, Agree to the terms and conditions.
Install tvOS 12 Public Beta 2 on Apple TV
Step #1. Open Settings app on your Apple TV → System → Software Updates.
Step #2. Now, click on Update Software.
Step #3. Next, click on Download & Install. Next up, it’s business as usual.
It’s time to start digging into the tvOS and explore the new features. Don’t fail to keep us updated if you come across something really cool.
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