How to download tvOS 9.1 on your Apple TV

Apple has released tvOS 14.0.1, a minor update for the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. While Apple doesn't say what's in this update, it's likely to be bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as general compatibility updates with Apple's other software.

What's new in tvOS 14?

September 24, 2020: Apple releases tvOS 14.0.1

Apple has released tvOS 14.0.1, a small Apple TV update that offers a set of bug fixes and performance improvements to the Apple TV user experience.

September 16, 2020: Apple releases tvOS 14

Apple has released tvOS 14, a major update to the Apple TV experience. While not as robust as iOS or watchOS, tvOS 14 adds picture-in-picture support, support for HomeKit Secure Video, the ability to play YouTube videos in 4K, and more.

July 15, 2020: Apple releases tvOS 13.4.8

Apple has released tvOS 13.4.8, a minor update that offers some bug fixes and background improvements for the Apple TV.

June 1, 2020: Apple releases tvOS 13.4.6

Apple has released tvOS 13.4.6, yet another minor update that offers some fixes and improvements under-the-hood for the Apple TV experience.

May 20, 2020: Apple releases tvOS 13.4.5

Apple has released tvOS 13.4.5, another minor update that offers some fixes and improvements under-the-hood for the Apple TV experience.

March 24, 2020: Apple releases tvOS 13.4

Apple has released tvOS 13.4, another minor update that offers some fixes and improvements under-the-hood for the Apple TV experience.

January 28, 2020: Apple releases tvOS 13.3.1

Apple has released tvOS 13.3.1, a minor update that offers some fixes and improvements under-the-hood for the Apple TV experience.

December 10, 2019: Apple releases tvOS 13.3

Apple has released tvOS 13.3, a fairly minor update that still includes an important improvement: you can now set the top shelf on your Apple TV's Home screen to display either Apple's Watch to Watch recommendations or your own Up Next queue.

October 28, 2019: Apple releases tvOS 13.2

Apple has released tvOS 13.2, a fairly minor update that includes bug fixes and performance improvements ahead of the release of Apple TV+ on November 1.

September 24, 2019: Apple releases tvOS 13

Apple has released tvOS 13, which offers a number of new features, including the updated Home screen, support for multiple users with fast switching, and Apple Arcade.

July 22, 2019: Apple releases tvOS 12.4.1

Apple has released tvOS 12.4.1, a minor update with some bug fixes and performance improvements

May 13, 2019: Apple releases tvOS 12.3 with new TV app

Apple has released tvOS 12.3, which brings the new TV app to the Apple TV. The app includes an updated design, channels, which you can subscribe to independent of any cable subscription and for which you don't need an app, and improvements to finding your favorite shows and movies.

March 25, 2019: Apple releases tvOS 12.2

Apple has released tvOS 12.2, which brings compatibility with iOS 12.2, and allows Apple TV owners to ask Siri to play back specific media on their Apple TV through their iPhone.

January 22, 2019: Apple releases tvOS 12.1.2

Apple has released tvOS 12.1.2, a minor update for the Apple TV 4K and fourth-generation Apple TV that fixes some bugs and improves performance.

December 5, 2018: Apple releases tvOS 12.1.1

Apple has released tvOS 12.1.1, a minor update for the Apple TV 4K and fourth-generation Apple TV that fixes some bugs and improves performance.

October 30, 2018: Apple releases tvOS 12.1

Apple has released tvOS 12.1, a minor update for the Apple TV 4K and fourth-generation Apple TV that fixes some bugs.

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 the tvOS update 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.

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