How to update Apple TV software
Learn how to update your Apple TV software. It is always a good idea to make sure you have the latest software update for your Apple TV.
Apple TV (1st generation), Apple TV (2nd generation), Apple TV (3rd generation)
To update your Apple TV to the current software version:
- Select Settings > General > Update Software. Apple TV checks to see if an update is available and a download message should appear if an update is available.
- Click Download and Install to start the download process (or Download Now on an Apple TV 1st generation with Apple TV software 1.x).
Important: Do not disconnect your Apple TV during the update process. The Apple TV status light may flash slowly during the update and restart process; this is expected behavior.
Note: On an Apple TV (1st generation) with software version 1.x: When the update has finished downloading, an Update Now message should appear. To start the update process, click Update Now.
During the update process, your Apple TV may restart, then display one or two Apple logos and status bars, depending on which Apple TV you have.