Download: tvOS 9.1.1 For Apple TV 4 Released
tvOS 9.1.1 firmware update for Apple TV 4 is now available for download. Here's everything that's new as well as the direct download link for the IPSW file.
tvOS 9.1.1 Brings With It The Podcasts App
Apple dropped a barrage of beta software yesterday along with iOS 9.3 beta 2. In that barrage of software was tvOS 9.2, which included the Podcasts app by default. Now, Apple has today released tvOS 9.1.1 for Apple TV 4 users, which brings with it the Podcasts app as well as other bug fixes and performance enhancements.
In order to download the update straight away onto your Apple TV 4, first of all make sure that you're connected to a WiFi network by heading over to Settings > Network. Once that's out of the way, simply follow the steps below:
1. Open the Settings app in tvOS using the Siri Remote.
2. Now scroll down and open 'System.'
3. Under the 'Maintenance' section you should see an entry labelled 'Software Updates.' Open it up.
4. Now select 'Update Software.'
5. Select 'Download and Install' when prompted for it.
6. Lastly, select 'Update Now.'
At this point, do not touch your Apple TV 4 unit and let the installation process complete. This may take a while and the screen will go blank when things are in motion, so do not panic.
We highly recommend everyone to go ahead and install tvOS 9.1.1 onto their Apple TV 4 devices as it improves the overall stability when it comes to the user experience. Furthermore, if you wish to hold back from the download, you may do so as well, but we would recommend otherwise.
Lastly, apart from the over the air route mentioned above, you can download the tvOS 9.1.1 firmware file directly from Apple's servers as well which you can use with iTunes for restoration purposes. Keep in mind that you'll be needing a USB-C to Type-A cable in order to connect your Apple TV 4 with your PC or Mac, so be sure to have that in hand before making the leap. Once those prerequisites are out of the way, you can click on this link to download tvOS 9.1.1.
Having taken the new tvOS 9.1.1 update for a spin, we couldn't find anything else apart from the new Podcasts app, which we're certain many of you will definitely will never ever use. Or maybe you will, depending on the fact whether you like listening to podcasts or not. Still, we believe it's a nice little addition and will definitely appease a handful of users out there.
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