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 14.3

  • Apple TV app:1 easily discover and watch all of your favourite Apple Originals in a new, dedicated Apple TV+ tab.
  • Apple Fitness+:2 stay active with a new fitness experience on the big screen – powered by Apple Watch. Fitness+ provides unlimited access to studio-style workouts from world-class trainers, with new workouts added weekly.
  • Apple One:3 get Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+ and more in one simple plan. To sign up, go to Subscriptions in Settings on your Apple devices.

1. 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.

2. Fitness+ is available only in certain countries or regions. Find out where Fitness+ is available.

3. See if Apple One is available in your country or region. If Apple News+ is available in your country or region, the Apple One Premier plan is also available to you.

tvOS 14.2

  • HomePod home cinema: connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K and enjoy stereo, surround sound and Dolby Atmos audio. Add a second HomePod for a more immersive sound stage with true stereo sound. 
  • Apple One:* get Apple TV+, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+ (coming late 2020) and more in one simple plan. Share your plan with other family members while having personal access to each service across all of your devices. To find out more, go to Settings > Users & Accounts > [Your account] > Subscriptions.

See if Apple One is available in your country or region. If Apple News+ is available in your country or region, the Apple One Premier plan is also available to you.

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 films and TV programmes 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 film 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 favourite 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 Centre.
  • Multi-user for gaming: switch users in Control Centre 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, such as the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Xbox Adaptive Controllers. And now you can create custom button mapping for your controllers in Settings.
  • Screensavers: get lost in space, take to the air or dive deep into the sea by choosing only the locations you want to see. From Settings, select which types of Aerials will cycle on screen.
  • AirPlay: use AirPlay to stream content from the Photos app on your iPhone to your Apple TV 4K so you can share your favourite photos and videos in full 4K resolution.

* Apple Arcade and Apple Arcade feature availability may 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 films, hit music, top-rated games and more as you highlight apps on the top row. Swipe up to hear audio and make selections. 
  • Multi-user: 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 Centre: 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, such as PlayStation DualShock 4 and the Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth. 
  • Apple Music: listen to your favourite music with perfectly timed lyrics. Swipe through the lyrics and jump to any verse in the song with a click.
  • Screensavers: enjoy stunning new videos of underwater seascapes from bodies of water from 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 may vary by country or region. Find out 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 favourite programmes and films 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 films 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 favourite 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 films and TV programmes.
  • 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 colours.
  • Apple TV app: now available in Australia and Canada, the Apple TV app gives you one place for all of your programmes and films. Continue watching your favourites 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 in to iCloud.
  • Control your Apple TV from Control Centre: in iOS 11, you can now control your Apple TV from Control Centre on all of your iOS devices.
  • AirPods: if your AirPods are paired to an iOS device that’s signed in to iCloud, you can automatically connect them to your Apple TV.
  • Appearance: change the background appearance of your Apple TV automatically 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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