Apple has today released tvOS 9.2 beta 6 to developers (build 13Y5232a). tvOS 9.2 is a major update that brings folders for grouping apps on the home screen, support for Bluetooth keyboards, new Siri languages and an updated app switcher UI to the 4th generation Apple TV.

The new firmware also adds complete support for iCloud Photo Library and Live Photos. With iCloud Photo Library support on Apple TV 4, users will be able to view their full collection of photos and videos synced with iCloud. Previously, Apple TV has only supported viewing iCloud Photo Sharing and My Photo Stream.

tvOS 9.2 will also bring voice dictation for search and username/password entry via the Siri remote.

Siri will have the ability to search the App Store for specific apps.

New features also include Siri support for US Spanish (in US only) and French Canadian (in Canada only) as well as Siri support for UK English, Australian English and US English available across the UK, Australian and US Storefronts when English is set as the system language.

tvOS 9.2 will support MapKit, allowing developers to implement maps into their tvOS apps.

An update for the Apple TV Remote firmware will add improved motion sensor performance and support for additional sound bar and receiver hardware.

The latest beta is only available for developers and it must be installed on Apple TV 4 via a USB-C cable.


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