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What's new in tvOS 12?

September 24, 2018: Apple releases tvOS 12.0.1

Apple has released tvOS 12.0.1, a minor update for the Apple TV 4K and fourth-generation Apple TV that fixes some bugs that appeared following the tvOS 12 update.

September 17, 2018: Apple releases tvOS 12

Apple has released tvOS 12 for the fourth-generation Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. The update includes support for Dolby Atmos surround sound, Password Autofill from the Remote app, and more.

How to install tvOS 12 using Software Update on your Apple TV

Your Apple TV should prompt you to let you know when an update is available, and you can simply click through and do it. It may not prompt you immediately, however, or you may choose to do the update later when the timing suits you better. Either way, you can instigate an Apple TV update manually whenever you want to, and with just a few clicks.

  1. Click on the Settings app from your Apple TV Home screen.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on Software Update.

  4. Click on Update Software.
  5. Click on Download and Install

  6. Click on Update Now.
  7. Wait for your Apple TV to finish the update.

Once the update is done, and the Apple TV has rebooted, you'll be back up and running the new version of tvOS.

Update September 17, 2018: Apple has released tvOS 12 with some big new features.

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