Everyone can now download tvOS 13 final for their Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD right now.
The moment you all have been waiting for is finally here. You can now download tvOS 13 final version for your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD over the air. If you have an Apple TV HD (1080p model) then you have the luxury of downloading the IPSW file straight up and restore your set-top box using iTunes. But obviously, we'll encourage you to simply take the over the air route for installing the new software update.
Compared to other software releases from Apple this year, tvOS 13 might not be a mind-blowing update. But once installed, you'll get a slightly refreshed UI which is miles better than tvOS 12. What's more important to note here is that tvOS 13 now adds support for multiple user profiles, meaning that you can get a far more personalized user-experience and make the Apple TV truly your own without having to worry about suggestions for others users mixing up with yours. There's also Apple Arcade thrown into the mix, allowing users to get their game on for just $4.99 a month. Last but not the least, there's support for PlayStation 4 and Xbox controllers as well, for you know, Apple Arcade.
Download tvOS 13 Final Over the Air
In order to download the update right now, turn on your Apple TV and make sure you are connected to WiFi. Now navigate to Settings > System > Software Update and download the available tvOS 13 update from here. Please, make sure that you have a stable internet connection for this. Also make sure that you do not toy around with the Siri Remote or anything else on the Apple TV while the download and installation is in process. The entire process may take up to half an hour depending on the speed of your internet connection.
Clean Install tvOS 13 Final on Apple TV HD
The one thing that truly separates the Apple TV HD from the Apple TV 4K is the inclusion of USB-C on the former. You can simply hook up your Apple TV HD with your PC or Mac using a USB-C cable and restore the firmware to perform a clean install. This is something which Apple TV 4K users can't even think about.
If you are interested in performing a clean install of tvOS 13 right now, then simply follow the guide posted below. Make sure that you have downloaded the tvOS 13 firmware file from the foot of this guide too which will come in handy later.
Download tvOS 13 final IPSW file from the link below for use in the clean install guide above:
Looking to Downgrade tvOS 13 back to tvOS 12? Follow the guide outlined below. Remember, this is only possible as long as Apple is signing the older firmware.