You can now download tvOS 11.2.1 for Apple TV and Apple TV 4K sets, just after seeding 11.2.5 beta 1 for the same system. Here’s what is new in this release.
After releasing tvOS 11.2 to the public, Apple has today also made tvOS 11.2.1 available to download. The new software update powers the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV, which tvOS gives the set-top box the platform to run apps, as well as games or streaming media services.
This new update hits very quickly that many might not have expected but can be downloaded right away.
Version 11.2.1 for tvOS is here. Updating the Apple TV to the latest firmware version is a simple task, which only requires going to System > Software Update on the device. From there, the upgrade can be initiated.
However, this new release of tvOS version is simply a bug fix and performance rollout, rather than not adding any groundbreaking features to the operating system. One of those bug fixes likely relates to the access of shared users to the Home app. And yes, the tvOS update arrives alongside iOS 10.2.1, which also re-enables the feature that was previously disabled following the identification of a fairly major HomeKit security flaw.
In fact, Apple had previously said that the HomeKit functionality would be reinstated following a software update that would arrive this week and, true to its word, both iOS and tvOS have now received the same updates.
Although the current generation Apple TV is fully capable and continues to receive software updates that further expands its ability. Now with bug fixes and performance enhancements, improvements arriving as part of this release, it nevertheless, shows Apple’s commitment to the platform, even if it still remains unable to offer the streaming television service we know it has been trying to put together for years.
We think you are not confused about how to update your Apple TV to the latest firmware so that you can install tvOS OTA update on Apple TV 4 and later.
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