tvOS 11 Beta 3 Has Been Released for Apple TV Developers


tvOS 11 Beta 3 has been released for developers working on Apple TV software. Here's how you can update right away.

tvOS 11 Beta 3 Implements a Handful of Bug Fixes and Performance Enhancements

Along with other software, tvOS 11 got some love today from Apple, pushing it to Beta 3. When compared to tvOS 11 Beta 2, you might not find anything new at face value, but that doesn't mean you should skip out on the update entirely.

Download tvOS 11.4.1 for Apple TV Right Now [Direct IPSW Link]

Download tvOS 11 Beta 3 Over the Air

Kick things off by powering on your Apple TV 4, then following the steps below.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Now select System.
  • Now select Software Updates.
  • Download the available update.

Apple TV updates aren't that huge therefore the entire process won't take more than a few minutes. Just make sure you don't fiddle around with the Apple TV during this process.

Looking to Clean Install tvOS 11 Beta 3?

You have the complete option to clean install tvOS 11 Beta 3. If you have an Apple Developer Program membership, you can take that route. Even if you don't, you can grab the update for free through Apple's Beta Software Program. All the relevant links are added below.

tvOS 11 is not a big upgrade at all on top of tvOS 10. In fact, Apple didn't even talk about the software on stage at WWDC 2017. But it did drop a hint that something exciting is coming later this year for the platform. Whether that's this software update, or a 4K enabled Apple TV, remains to be seen. In the meantime, make sure your software is all up to date on all your devices.

Take the over the air route for this one since the release focuses on bug fixes and performance enhancements only. If you are curious to try out the software, that too for free, then head over to Just sign in with your Apple ID and follow the steps there in order to receive the update over the air.

We will keep our readers updated if Apple secretly slipped something new in this build.