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watchOS 3.2

Apple Seeds Sixth Beta Versions of watchOS 3.2, tvOS 10.2

Apple's Software
March 14, 2017

A day after releasing iOS 10.3 beta 6, Apple has followed up by seeding new beta versions of tvOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.2. Registered developers can now download tvOS 10.2 beta 6 and watchOS 3.2 beta 6.

Theater Mode

Theater Mode

The watch software sports two major new features – Theater Mode and SiriKit.

With Theater Mode, users can mute the sound on their watch and disable waking the screen when they raise their wrist. They’ll still be able to receive notifications with haptics. Those can be viewed by tapping the screen or pressing the Digital Crown.

SiriKit will allow users to accomplish tasks like book a ride, send a message, make a payment, or make other requests to an app. The functionality arrived on the iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.

Here’s the complete list of minor changes in tvOS 10.2:

  • Accelerated Scrolling support for UIKit and TVMLKit apps.
  • Device Enrollment Program support.
  • Expanded Mobile Device Management support.
  • Support for the VideoToolbox framework.

All of the software could be released to the public soon, possibly even before Apple’s spring media event that is now rumored for early April.