All about Apple TvOS 12


The US-based Multinational Company, Apple at the WWDC keynote previewed its Apple TvOS 12 on 6th June, 2018. The TvOS 12 is expected to be the major version of Apple’s living room Operating system, which is mainly designed to cherish digital entertainment on big screen TV. The advanced software is also assumed to introduce this fall along with other OS updates as kind of free update for Apple TV users. The all-new TvOS 12 developer is designed for 4th and 5th generation Apple TV, which can also be installed on Apple TV via Xcode installed profile.

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System requirements of TvOS 12
Despite supporting the all-new Apple TV 4K hardware, Apple TvOS 12 will persist to run fine on the 4th generation Apple TV. Considering the prior editions of TvOS, the updated Apple TvOS 12 will not only restrict supporting third-generation Apple TV models or the earlier ones as well.


Expected availability of Apple TvOS 12
The all-new TvOS is expected to be available as a free software update sometime this fall along with the option to update for the 4th generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. However, in the Apple TvOS 12 press release, Apple did not preview much comprehensive timeframe. Therefore, the preview of TvOS 12 developer is available at ‘’. Though the method of installation of the TvOS 12 beta is maximum complex than MacOS or iOS beta, it was set only for Apple developers.

Apple TvOS 12 is designed for Dolby Atmos audio support and streamlined sign-in protocol to facilitate cable providers. Since, the first launch of Apple TV 4K users of Apple TV has eagerly been waiting for the Dolby Atmos audio support. Initially sometimes from this fall, iTunes will be offered with major collections of Dolby Atoms-supported movies and also to a purchaser of iTunes movie will be freely upgraded. Other than Dolby Atmos audio support, Apple TvOS 12 software will also get implemented with new Aerial screen saver, various TvOS apps, Zero Sign-On and upgraded home control system such as Savant, Control4, Crestron, Siri for control and voice search as well.

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Additional features of TvOS 12 for 4th generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K have made it even more comfortable for customers to easily access movies and shows as per as their preference.

  • With the iOS 12 option, users are facilitating to firmly Autofill passwords from iPad and iPhone to Apple TV to get easily signed in to Apple TV Apps as well.
  • Automatically the Apple TV Remote will get attached to the Control Center on iPad and iPhone for Apple TV users. Apple TV Remote will also offer its users with a quick access option to Apple TV controls.


Apple TvOS 12 is only limited to developers but later this summer, Apple will truly provide public beta testers with proper access to public beat software. Apple TvOS 12 along with Apple MacOs 10.14, Apple iOS 12 and Apple WatchOS 5 is expected to enjoy a successive preview. Once iTunes get updated to Apple TV users, you are surely going to enjoy your favorite movies and shows seating at your place or anywhere you desire.
For more details about the Apple TvOS 12, stay tuned.

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-By Chandrani Sarkar (Content Developer and Research Analyst @Travarsa)

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