tvOS 10 Apple TV

tvOS 10, the newest software update for the fourth generation Apple TV, is now available for all users. The update includes several useful features like YouTube Siri Search, a new dark mode, and a new single sign-on setup process. Here’s how to update your new Apple TV to tvOS 10:

How to update Apple TV to tvOS 10

  1. Launch Settings app
  2. Navigate to System → Software Updates → Update Software
  3. tvOS will search for an available update, follow the on-screen prompts to proceed

After you prompt your Apple TV to update to the latest version of tvOS, your Apple TV will show a progress indicator on your screen and likely reboot two times. You will likely see a What’s New splash screen highlighting new features after the installation is complete.

This process will manually check for the available update as soon as it becomes available. Even if you don’t manually check for the latest software update, tvOS 10 will likely automatically download and install the tvOS update if you use the default settings.

How to check tvOS for automatic downloads

  1. Launch Settings app
  2. Navigate to System → Software Updates and check that Automatically Update is toggled on

tvOS 10 is only available on the fourth-gen (and later in the future) Apple TV. Third-gen and earlier Apple TVs run a different operating system that no longer receives updates. For a full overview of all the new features on tvOS 10, check out our hands-on video from the beta below as well as our full tvOS 10 launch post here.

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