Apple releases tvOS 12.1.2 beta 3 to developers and public testers

Apple has released tvOS 12.1.2 beta 3 to developer and public testers. The over-the-air update is now available for fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. There isn’t anything new listed in the release notes for this update, so expect the changes to consist of minor bug fixes and stability improvements.

tvOS 12.1.2

tvOS 12.1.2 releases

January 7:

tvOS 12.1.2 beta 3 is released to developers and public beta testers

December 19:

tvOS 12.1.2 beta 2 is now available for developers and public beta testers.

December 10:

Apple releases tvOS 12.1.2 beta 1 to developers and public beta testers.

Installing tvOS 12.1.2 beta 3

Even though Apple TV betas are safe to install and test, we do not recommend you do so, unless you know how to restore your device to a working state, in case there’s any issue.

Developer beta

To install tvOS 12.1.2 developer beta 3, you must be a registered Apple Developer. The membership costs $99 and requires you to install the developer beta profile using Xcode. The process is the most complicated out of all developer betas Apple releases for its different devices. If you are interested, you can read our guide on how to install tvOS developer beta on your Apple TV.

Public beta

However, if you are interested, you can also install tvOS 12.1.2 public beta 3. You do not need to register your Apple TV for the public beta. The process is really straight forward and requires you to enable a setting Get Beta Updates from Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software.

The last major tvOS release was tvOS 12 which included features like zero sign-on, interactive Aerial screensavers, Dolby Atmos support, Password Autofill via iCloud Keychain, and Home Control Systems support. Features like zero sign-on, Siri and TV app are still limited to a few countries only so you might not see all these new features depending on your location.

Apple is also testing watchOS 5.1.3, iOS 12.1.3 and macOS Mojave 10.14.3 at the moment.