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Apple seeds second developer beta of tvOS 17

As part of the second round of developer betas for its milestone operating systems, Apple has issued a new build of tvOS 17 for testing.

Developers taking part in the beta can download the latest builds via the Apple Developer Center, or by updating hardware already running the beta operating systems. Public beta versions of milestone releases are usually provided a short while after the developer counterparts, and the public can try them out via the Apple Beta Software Program when they become available.

This is the second beta release for tvOS 17, following its introduction and the issuing of the first build on June 5. The second build is number 21J5293g, taking over from the first, 21J5273q.

So far, the uncovered new features of tvOS 17 include a refreshed Control Center that surfaces important information quickly and easily. It also includes the ability to track down a lost Siri remote, using an iPhone.

AppleInsider and Apple strongly advise users don't install beta operating systems, or beta software in general, on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the chance of issues that could result in the loss of data. Testers should instead use secondary or non-essential hardware and ensure they have sufficient backups of their critical data at all times.

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