How to install tvOS 14 beta without an Apple Developer Account

Apple has released tvOS 14 developer beta for Apple TV 4 and 4K models. tvOS 14 includes a number of innovative and useful features: picture-in-picture video, multi-purpose Control Center to access accessories via HomeKit on the big screen, and enhanced gaming experience by allowing users to switch and sync gaming apps running on different Apple devices. tvOS also support 4K resolution content streaming over AirPlay and YouTube streaming in 4K too.

If you are technically savvy, here is how you can download and install the tvOS 14 developer beta on Apple TV.

Simply go to Settings > System > Software Update on your Apple TV, and click on Update Software. This will update your box to the tvOS 14 developer beta. If you do not have a developer beta installed, follow our guide below.

Before we start, make sure you have the following:

  • Apple Developer Account (costs $99/month) to download the configuration profile. You can also directly download the profile at betaprofiles.com.
  • Xcode (latest version)
  • Apple Configurator (latest version)
  • Apple TV setup and connected to same WiFi network as your Mac

Download tvOS 14 beta using Developer Profile

  1. Make sure that you have download the configuration/developer profile, whether it’s from your Apple Developer Account or from the link shared above. Keep this profile on your desktop for easy access.
  2. Open Xcode on your Mac and go to Windows > Device & Simulators and don’t close it.
  3. On your Apple TV, go to Settings > Remotes and Devices. Click on Remote App and Devices.
  4. Once Apple TV discovers your Mac, click on Apple TV in Xcode Devices & Simulators that you opened in step 2. You will get a code on Apple TV, use that to pair Xcode with it.
  5. Open Apple Configurator, and click on your Apple TV. Drag the profile (from step 1) to the Apple TV icon in Apple Configurator to enroll it for developer beta updates.
  6. On your Apple TV, go to Settings > System > Software Update and click on Update Software to download tvOS 14 developer beta.
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