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This article was published on January 11, 2016

tvOS beta brings small, but needed features to the new Apple TV

tvOS beta brings small, but needed features to the new Apple TV
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Along with a bumper iOS 9.3 preview today, Apple has released a beta of tvOS for the new Apple TV which adds a number of highly desired features.

tvOS 9.2 brings folders to the new Apple TV, along with a Podcasts app, a new app switcher and Bluetooth keyboard support.

Many early Apple TV buyers complained that the omission of a remote app, or the ability to use a keyboard was frustrating for typing in passwords or long email addresses, so it’s nice to see the feature added.

tvOS 9.2 is in beta right now, so you’ll need a developer account to get access, but it should be released widely in the next few months.

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