How to Update Apple TV Software to the Latest Version

Occasionally Apple will update its TV system software to offer enhanced features or fix specific problems. This means that, regardless of whether you have the 2nd or 3rd Generation Apple TV, it’s always recommended that you use the latest software.

Every time an update is released by Apple, bug fixes and new features are added to the software, so why would you use the old software when you can update to the latest and greatest?. It’s a very simple process to update your Apple TV software. Here’s your ‘how-to‘ instructions:

Updating Your Apple TV to the latest software version:

  1. Select SettingsGeneralUpdate Software. Apple TV will now check for any available updates; a download message will appear if an update is available.
  2. Select DownloadInstall – and the download process will begin.

During the updating process your Apple TV must not be disconnected. During the update and restart process the Apple TV status light may flash slowly. Don’t worry – this is normal procedure.

Handy Tip: Every month you should check to see if there are any updates to the Apple TV operating system.