Apple seeds tvOS 17.2 RC 2 ahead of the official release next week

tvOS 17.2 RC

A day after seeding RC 2 of macOS 14.2, Apple is doing the same with tvOS 17.2. Although it's unclear what bug the company has found, it decided to release a new version of the upcoming operating system update for Apple TVs and HomePods.

One of the most notable features of this update is a revamped Apple TV app. It was first reported by Bloomberg, and it’s now being tested by Apple.

On the TV app on tvOS 17.2, Apple has a new sidebar menu showing everything related to Apple, such as TV+, MLS Season Pass, Store, and Library, in addition to the user’s channels and apps.

With the first tvOS 17.2 RC, Apple killed the iTunes Movies app. It's still there but no longer works. That said, in the new TV app interface, you can select what you want to discover by tapping the different sections on the sidebar menu.

When selecting the Apple TV+ section, you’ll discover everything related to Apple’s own streaming service. For the Library, for example, you’ll get all the movies you have purchased and the same filters as before, such as “4K HDR,” genres, and more.

What’s interesting with this change is that you can now quickly access channels and apps. Previously, you could find TV shows and movies from third-party apps, but this is the first time Apple has made it so much easier to discover everything users are watching on other platforms.

With tvOS 17.2 beta, you still get a similar interface for the Store section on the Apple TV app. You can find the Top Movies Chart, options rated by genre and purchases, and more.

Apple is also preparing support for Collaborative Playlists on Apple Music as the company also added the Favorites Playlist in this beta version. In addition, Apple Fitness+ users can choose to focus on the audio of the trainer or the song playing.

BGR will keep looking at what’s new with tvOS 17.2 RC 2 and report if we discover anything different, such as new tweaks or features. Early this week, Apple also seeded the RC versions of iOS 17.2, iPadOS 17.2, watchOS 10.2, and macOS Sonoma 14.2.

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