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Apple TV: Two Big Fixes with One Software Update

December 8, 2015, 9:42 PM UTC
Courtesy of Apple

This fall, when Apple released the fourth edition of its Apple TV set-top box, two complaints quickly surfaced:

— The existing iPhone Apple Remote app, which worked with the old box, didn’t work with the new one.
— The Siri voice-activated search function that worked so well for music on the iPhone, didn’t work on Apple TV.

The effect of both issues was to force users to hunt and peck for letters on Apple TV’s clunky on-screen keyboard.

A software update released Tuesday—tvOS 9.1—addresses both those issues, along with some bug fixes and performance improvements.

To update your Apple TV, launch the Settings app on the TV’s opening screen, then select System > Software Update > Update Software > Download and Install.

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