About Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD software updates

Discover the latest features of tvOS available on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.

What's new in tvOS 14.0.2

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 14.0.1

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 14

  • Share audio: Enjoy movies and TV shows with a friend without disturbing others around you. Connect two sets of AirPods or compatible Beats products to your Apple TV 4K to share a viewing experience with separate volume controls. 
  • Picture in Picture: Watch a movie while you keep an eye on the latest sports, check the weather while binge watching a TV series, or play a video game while watching content by your favorite gamer—now with supported third-party apps.
  • Home: Get notifications when someone rings your doorbell and see a live view of who's there. Or ask Siri to show any of your HomeKit-enabled cameras and trigger scenes in the new Home view in Control Center.
  • Multiuser for gaming: Switch users in Control Center to access just your game progress, achievements, and friends. Then pick up where you left off from Continue Playing in Apple Arcade.*
  • Game controllers: Apple TV supports even more controllers like the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Xbox Adaptive Controllers. And now you can create custom button mapping for your controllers in Settings.
  • Screen savers: Get lost in space, take to the air, or dive deep in the sea by choosing only the locations you want to see. From Settings, select which types of Aerials will cycle onscreen.
  • AirPlay: Use AirPlay to stream content from the Photos app on your iPhone to your Apple TV 4K so you can share your favorite photos and videos in full 4K resolution.

* Apple Arcade and Apple Arcade feature availability might vary by country or region.

tvOS 13.4.8

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 13.4.6

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 13.4.5

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 13.4

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 13.3.1

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 13.3

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 13.2

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 13

  • Home screen: Watch full screen previews for new movies, hit music, top-rated games, and more as you highlight apps on the top row. Swipe up to hear audio and make selections. 
  • Multiuser: Get a tailored Apple TV experience with your own Up Next list in the Apple TV app, playlists in Apple Music, and more. Invite users with your Apple TV or the Home app to get started
  • Control Center: Hold the TV button on the Siri Remote to switch users, change audio sources, access music, and put Apple TV to sleep. 
  • Apple Arcade:* Enjoy unlimited access to 100+ new games on your Apple devices. From immersive new worlds to earth-shattering sound effects, the experience is all too real on your big screen with Apple TV. 
  • Game controllers: Play games with popular controllers, like PlayStation DualShock 4 and the Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth. 
  • Apple Music: Listen to your favorite music with perfectly timed lyrics. Swipe through the lyrics and jump to any verse in the song with a click. 
  • Screen savers: Enjoy stunning new videos of underwater seascapes from bodies of water all over the globe. Tap the Siri Remote to see the location, or swipe to see the next one. 

*Apple Arcade and Apple Arcade feature availability might vary by country or region. Learn more about what's available in your country or region.

tvOS 12.4.1

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 12.4

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 12.3

This update includes general performance and stability improvements and this feature:

  • Apple TV app:* The all new Apple TV app gives you one place to watch all of your favorite shows and movies across all of your devices. Subscribe to just the Apple TV channels you want. Browse thousands of titles from the iTunes Store that you can buy or rent. And get recommendations for shows and movies based on everything you watch.

*The Apple TV app and features of the Apple TV app aren't available in all countries and regions. See what's available in your country or region.

tvOS 12.2.1

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 12.2

This update includes general performance and stability improvements and these features:

*Siri availability and functionality vary by country and region.

tvOS 12.1.2

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 12.1.1

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 12.1

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 12.0.1

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 12

tvOS 11.4.1

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 11.4

This update includes general performance and stability improvements and this feature:

tvOS 11.3

*Siri availability and functionality vary by country and region.

tvOS 11.2.6

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 11.2.5

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 11.2.1

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

tvOS 11.2

This update includes general performance and stability improvements and these features:

  • Apple TV App: Now available in France, Germany, and the UK. And in the United States, you can browse the new Sports tab for live and upcoming games, and choose your favorite teams to automatically add games to Up Next and receive notifications.
  • Amazon Prime Video: Now available in the App Store for Apple TV. Enjoy Prime Originals, along with popular movies and TV shows.
  • Video playback: On Apple TV 4K, you can play videos in their original frame rate and dynamic range.
  • Accessibility: VoiceOver navigation and reading improvements including a VoiceOver Follow Focus rotor item and a Read Screen After Delay option available in all navigation modes. Also improved consistency of text input when dictated.

tvOS 11.1

This update includes general performance and stability improvements and this feature:

tvOS 11

  • 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR): Enjoy a cinematic experience on your Apple TV 4K with sharp, crisp images and more true-to-life colors.
  • Apple TV app: Now available in Australia and Canada, the Apple TV app gives you one place for all your shows and movies. Continue watching your favorites, and see what’s new and popular.
  • One Home Screen: Keep your apps and Home screens the same across every Apple TV you own, just by signing into iCloud.
  • Control your Apple TV from Control Center: In iOS 11, you can now control your Apple TV from Control Center on all of your iOS devices.
  • AirPods: If your AirPods are paired to an iOS device that’s signed into iCloud, you can automatically connect them to your Apple TV.
  • Appearance: Automatically change the background appearance of your Apple TV from light to dark based on the time of day.
  • Display languages: Apple TV now supports right-to-left scripts, including Arabic and Hebrew.
  • Accessibility: Apple TV offers compatibility with more than 70 refreshable braille displays.

 

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