Apple TV (1st 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.

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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 Now to start the download process.
    ImportantDo 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 the Apple logo and status bar once or twice. Please do not disconnect your Apple TV from power during the update process. 

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