At least 6.2.8(2) still works on tvOS 14 public beta.
Agree somewhat with @KernowChris that Sports does look crisp & “Boost”-like (and always has done for me) on this iteration of the beta trial, but obvs lacks the 5.1 sound (especially on Cinema).
So I still tend to favour watching everything via the Roku SS+ where Boost is (and always has been, even during the “inter-regnum” between iterations 1 & 2 of this beta trial) fully supported.
its great it does look better... though id be fascinated if somehow through the beta people were getting true 1080p.
Does anyone have a TV that tells you the picture quality? be interesting to find out instead of it being subjectively "better".
Obviously we've always known that the AppleTV is more than capable of the 1080p stream for boost - and thankfully it looks like boost support is coming.
Imagine... wouldn't it be great if boost was baked into the AppleTV app as compensation for the massively inferior experience the old app has given AppleTV customers for years.... of course thats not the case but hey :-0)
After nagging quite a few times since last September, I finally got access to the beta yesterday.
I don't believe it's a 1080p stream. At best still 720p in my opinion. I don't think there is a way to tell for sure. I can notice graininess on my 65" TV, especially around the edges of the text during credits and stuff. The sound is received by my Sonos system as "Stereo 2.0".
This is what I base my opinion on too.
Yes, to some people the beta looks better - for sure.
However, I compare my beta to the app running on the NowTV box (and also the built in LG WebOS app on my TV)... both of which support boost... and as "good" as the beta's app looks... there is a marked improvement in the true 1080p picture on the box and LG app.
Im not discounting peoples experience with the better picture quality - but as Boost is not there, not active, not signed in... its not 1080p! and certainly not 5.1 - As I say, it would be nice if someone had a TV that could maybe tell them the actual picture quality off the AppleTV via the beta... but im sure its not 1080.
The video sync from the Apple TV to the receiving device will almost certainly show as 1080p or 2160p depending on which Apple TV or setup you have.
But that's video sync resolution, not stream/content resolution.
In my experience, most if not all streaming content providers don't give you a way to tell what the current stream is running at. I suppose their thinking is that it would open a can of worms to give users that information.
I think there has clearly been some shift behind the scenes last month as the Trial Team now seems to be willing to communicate with us as before that was not the case at all. This is a good sign of things to come while the app is not yet in it's full form from things i've been told they have a plan in place and that has filled me with confidence that soon the Apple TV Box will be beyond doubt the definitive streaming box for the UK.