Apple today has released it’s first public beta for iOS 11.4 and tvOS 11.4 which was announced at the education event last Tuesday. This update brings back AirPlay 2 and also introduces Stereo HomePod pairing. However, if you have multiple HomePod’s and plan on downloading the beta for the Stereo paring functionality, then stop because you need the latest beta of the HomePod software which is currently unavailable.
Also in the beta, Apple re-introduced iMessages in iCloud which was suddenly removed in the Gold Master copy of iOS 11.3 for some reason – most likely some bugs. This time round iMessages in iCloud should come out with iOS 11.4 as it was promised back in June at WWD17 last year. If we discover any more features we will be sure to update this post.
In the tvOS public beta, it features support for AirPlay 2, and includes bug fixes and minor improvements. We will keep you updated if we find more new features in this beta.