tvOS 17.4 beta 3 available with Apple Music SharePlay feature

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Apple has just released tvOS 17.4 beta 3 to Apple TV users. At this moment, little is known about the changes the company is adding to this operating system update. However, with beta 1, the company added references to unreleased homeOS software.

Most likely, this software could be used for a HomePod with a screen. Bloomberg and other outlets have reported on a HomePod with iPad integration, like an Amazon Echo Show product. Apple is also apparently working on a HomePod with a circular display. That said, instead of the current wave animations that we have on the HomePod, we could see music and weather data, for example.

That would come in handy, as tvOS 17.4 beta is adding a SharePlay feature for Apple Music. iPhone users can scan a QR code on the Apple Music app for the Apple TV and join a SharePlay session to add songs to a list and create a listening party.

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With tvOS 17.3, Apple readded the Wishlists and Favorites section, which can still be found in the iTunes Movies and iTunes TV Shows apps. Interestingly, Apple had killed these apps with tvOS 17.2 as it favored the revamped TV app but then decided to re-enable these applications.

With that, tvOS 17.3 users can finally rediscover the Wishlists and Favorites tabs of these apps, as they haven’t been added to the new TV app.

In addition, Apple Music users can also see Apple Music Collaborative Playlists on the Music app. While they can’t start a collaborative playlist from the Apple TV, they can see the collaborators of a list and who added each song.

Alongside tvOS 17.4 beta 3, Apple is also seeding the third testing version of iOS 17.4, iPadOS 17.4, watchOS 10.4, and macOS 14.4. BGR will let you know if we learn anything new about this or any other upcoming operating system update.

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