Updating apple tv
Older Apple TVs also have their own software but this is unlikely to be updated by Apple.
However, if your older Apple TV software isn't up to date you may experience performance issues, so check below to find out how to tell if you are running the most up to date software on your Apple TV.
If an update has 'bricked' your Apple TV, in other words, it no longer turns on and might as well be a brick, then you need to attempt to restore it by plugging it in to a Mac or PC and using i Tunes to restore it to factory settings, see below.
If you have to restore your Apple TV to factory settings: 4th generation, advice here. If you need to restore your Apple TV through i Tunes here is how to do that.
If you get a white screen with an image of a white cord and the i Tunes icon that means the software update has failed.
You will need to connect your Apple TV to your computer and restore it via i Tunes.
If you have a newer Apple TV - one launched since 2015, this is how to update the software on it.
However, if any issue occurs there wouldn’t be any support.
Apple usually reflects changes in availability in these support documents.
tv OS 11 is available now and you might be wondering how to update your Apple TV, or if your Apple TV can actually run the software.
Once the Apple TV update has been completed, the Apple TV will restart running the most up-to-date software To turn on automatic updates go to Settings Update Software and turn on Update Automatically.
When Apple launched the reinvented Apple TV in 2015 it created tv OS, the i OS like software interface for it.