tvOS 16.4 is available for the Apple TV with behind-the-scenes improvements


Apple TV users can update their device to tvOS 16.4, the latest version of the Apple TV operating system. The update mainly brings improvements behind the scenes. Editors – March 27, 2023, 7:00 PM whatsappfacebooktwittertelegramlinkedinmailprint

Apple recently released several minor bug fix updates for the Apple TV and HomePod. For example, it resolved an issue with the Siri Remote on the latest Apple TV that was affecting many users. It's been a while since we got new features on the Apple TV with tvOS updates. Does tvOS 16.4 change that? That doesn't seem to be the case at the moment.

tvOS 16.4 available

tvOS 16.4 is a small update where only improvements have been made behind the scenes. The update does support the new emoji (insofar as you need it at all on the Apple TV), but it is mainly about minor fixes and improved performance. Apple therefore only says the following in the release notes:

tvOS 16.4
This update contains general performance and stability improvements.

If anything new emerges, we will update this article.

Download tvOS 16.4

tvOS 16.4 is only available on the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K (both the 2022, 2021 and 2017 versions). Not sure which Apple TV you have? Then check our article with all Apple TV models. You will find exactly how to recognize the models there.

You download tvOS 16.4 as follows:

  1. Go to the Settings app on the Apple TV.
  2. Choose System, at the very bottom.
  3. Select Software Update and check if the new update can be installed.
  4. The update will be downloaded and the Apple TV will restart when the installation is complete.

See also

How to update Apple TV and apps

To update the Apple TV, a number of actions are required. In this tip we explain how you can update not only your Apple TV itself, but also individual apps to take advantage of the latest features.

The build number of tvOS 16.4 final is 20L497.

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