Update the software on your Apple TV

Check for updates or turn on the option to update your Apple TV automatically.

To check for updates, use the steps below for your Apple TV. During the update, the status light might flash slowly. Don't disconnect or unplug your Apple TV until the update completes.

On Apple TV (4th generation), go to Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software. If there's an update, download and install it.


On Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation), go to Settings > General > Update Software. If there's an update, download and install it.

 

Update your Apple TV automatically

On Apple TV (4th generation), go to Settings > System > Software Updates and turn on Automatically Update. 

On Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation), go to Settings > General > Update Software and turn on Update Automatically. 

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