Apple TV is about to get a lot easier to deploy in enterprise as Jamf prepares for tvOS 10.2 release

Anticipating the discharge of tvOS 10.2, Jamf right now announced help for Apple’s Gadget Enrollment Program and expanded Cell Gadget Administration choices for Apple TV, which implies organizations will shortly be succesful to rearrange, configure and distribute apps for Apple TVs in bulk within the an identical methodology already on the market for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Apple’s Gadget Enrollment Program (DEP) has prolonged been on the market for various Apple devices, and Jamf has prolonged been certainly one of many leaders as the favored software program program by many companies, paying homage to IBM (now with the largest Mac enterprise deployment of 100,000 Macs), for deploying Macs, iPhones, and iPads inside an organization.

The idea is that corporations can use this technique to easily setup and configure the devices they’re deploying, one factor that up until now has nonetheless been a handbook, per-device course of for installations and updates on the Apple TV. That every one changes with tvOS 10.2, anticipated to be launched publicly any day now, as Apple has for the first time formally launched help for DEP on Apple TV with the discharge.

“For the first time, businesses and schools can set up and manage Apple TV just like they do iPhone or iPad, which means they can not only mass deploy Apple TV with ease, but create a seamless and interconnected experience between Apple devices,” talked about Dave Alampi, vice chairman of product administration and promoting and advertising and marketing, Jamf. “And, the desire to make Apple TV management more turnkey is there. In a recent survey of 700 IT admins on Jamf Nation, 97 percent reported Apple TV devices in their environment, with 35 percent saying they have 50-plus TVs. When asked about Apple TV growth, 44 percent of respondents are planning to add more Apple TV devices in the next year.”

The latest tvOS 10.2 release is beta 6 and commenced rolling out for Apple TV remaining week. It moreover launched watchOS 3.2 beta 7 for Apple Watch and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 8 for Mac this week, and it’d launch one different beta this week or subsequent for tvOS 10.2 and iOS 10.three beta eight sooner than public releases.

As for what’s subsequent for Apple TV previous 10.2, we well-known earlier this month that the first sign of a next-gen Apple TV running tvOS 11 reportedly appeared in developer logs. Moreover be taught: What’s next for tvOS & Apple TV? How Apple’s set-top box could upgrade your living room.