Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): How to update Apple TV software

Learn how to update your Apple TV software. It is always a good idea to have the latest software on your Apple TV.

To update your Apple TV to the current software version:

  1. Select Settings > General > Update Software. Apple TV checks for an available update; if one is available, a download message should appear.
  2. Click Download and Install to start the download process.
    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.
Last Modified: Aug 20, 2013
  • Last Modified: Aug 20, 2013
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