Apple is planning on updating its set-top box, the Apple TV, at some point in the future. Before that happens, though, there are beta seeds to test out the software.
Today, Apple has officially seeded the fourth developer beta for the Apple TV. As is par for the course for registered developers, tvOS 12.1.1 can be installed by way of a profile using Xcode. The previous beta seeds have not included any major feature changes or additions for the end user. However, if Apple does add anything to this latest beta we will update this post accordingly.
It is also likely that Apple will seed a corresponding public beta for tvOS 12.1.1 as well, which may arrive later today or later this week.
As for this update itself, it is minor in scale. Apple is primarily focusing on behind-the-scenes fixes and tweaks. Improving the general performance of its set-top box, while also squashing any lingering bugs in the software.
tvOS 12, while bringing the platform to a major new version number, did not add a whole lot of new features to the mix. However, it did add on the zero sign-on feature, as well as adding support for the much-improved audio experience Dolby Atmos. Apple also introduced new Aerial backgrounds with tvOS 12, adding even more locations to gaze at as wallpapers change automatically. That includes new photos of the planet itself, which were taken by astronauts on the International Space Station.
tvOS 12.1.1 developer beta 4 is now available to download and install for registered developers.