iOS features an easy-to-use interface, amazing features, and rock-solid stability, and it is your Apple TV's foundation.

This is an updater for your Apple TV's firmware and it gives you the possibility to apply the latest firmware improvements to your device.

Note: IF you do not want to use the IPSW you can also download and install the AppleTV firmware directly from Apple by following these steps:

  1. Select Settings > General using your Apple Remote.
  2. Select Update Software. At this time your Apple TV checks to see if an update is available and a Download Now message should appear.
  3. Select Download Now to start the download process. When the update has finished downloading, an Update Now message should appear.
  4. To start the update process, select Update Now. During the update process, your Apple TV will conduct a restart which is followed by the Apple logo and a status bar. Note: On some TVs, the screen may display black for up to 15 minutes and the Apple TV may flash an amber light; this is expected behavior. Do not unplug your Apple TV during the update process.
  5. After the final restart, your Apple TV plays the opening video and returns to the main menu.

What's New:

  • Audio - Addresses an issue in which audio is not output when playing some video content.
  • Video playback - Addresses an issue in which video is not displayed when playing some content.
  • Audio output setting - Adds an audio output setting for switching to 16-bit audio for compatibility with some TVs and AV receivers.
  • Live FF/RW improvements - Improves the performance of fast-forwarding and rewinding live events.
  • Movie description - Addresses an issue in which the description information is not displayed for some movies.
  • YouTube video order - Addresses an issue in which YouTube subscription videos were not ordered by date.