Apple has Launched its new OS X Beta Seed Program, Open to All Consumers

By Akemi Iwaya on April 23rd, 2014

Except for one instance in 2000, Apple’s OS X betas have only been available to developers. However, this is no longer true. Starting this week, any and all who are interested in trying out the latest beta version of OS X can get their hands on it via Apple’s new Beta Seed Program!

Image courtesy of Apple.

You can sign up for the new free program using your Apple ID. If you do not have one, you can quickly sign up for a new account, then dive right on into all that beta goodness! Here is a bit more about the new program:

From the Learn More page: The OS X Beta Seed Program gives users the opportunity to run pre-release software. Test-drive beta software and provide quality and usability feedback that will help make OS X even better.

Join the OS X Beta Seed Program and accept the Beta Seed and Confidentiality Agreement. Apple will provide a Beta Access Utility for your Mac, which gives you access to pre-release versions of OS X in the Mac App Store Updates panel.

You can get started by using the links provided below.

OS X Beta Seed Program Homepage [Apple]

[via BetaNews and CNET News]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 04/23/14
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