Developers can now try out the the second release candidate of tvOS 17.2, as the current beta cycle process starts to wind down.
Developers participating in the beta can pick up the latest builds via the Apple Developer Center, or by updating any Apple TV set-top boxes that are currently running the beta. Public beta builds tend to appear a short time after the developer counterparts, and the public can sign up for testing via the Apple Beta Software Program website.
The second release candidate beta is build number 21K365, while the first release candidate released just days ago had build number 21K364. Friday’s build also includes a second release candidate of HomePod software as well.
The main focus of tvOS 17.2 is the TV app, which gains a sidebar for displaying content from integrated channels. This helps streamline the interface, while also giving more direct access to content on services such as Disney+ and Paramount+.
AppleInsider and Apple strongly advise users don’t install beta operating systems, or beta software in general, on to “mission-critical” or primary devices, as there is the chance of issues that could result in the loss of data. Testers should instead use secondary or non-essential hardware and ensure they have sufficient backups of their critical data at all times.