Apple today released a new update for tvOS, the operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 9.2.1 is a minor update that comes a month after the launch of tvOS 9.2, a more significant update that introduced a range of features from Bluetooth keyboard support and dictation to Siri search for the App Store and app folders.

The new tvOS 9.2.1 update can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the Apple TV by going to System --> Software Update. Those who have automatic software updates turned on will be upgraded to the new 9.2.1 operating system automatically.

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As a minor 9.x.x update, tvOS 9.2.1 focuses on bug fixes and performance updates to address issues discovered since the release of tvOS 9.2, and no major outward-facing changes were discovered during the beta testing process.

tvOS 9.2.1 is the fourth update the tvOS operating system has seen since its October 2015 release, following tvOS 9.1, tvOS 9.1.1, and tvOS 9.2.

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Top Rated Comments

jimithing1 Avatar
62 months ago
Since the last time updating my Apple TV I can no longer scrub through the video player with the touchpad. I can only jump 10 seconds at a time with the corners. Did anyone else notice this? Was it a bug or intentional?
This is intentional due to people accidentally scrubbing and losing their place. Scrubbing is still there, just hit pause and scrub away.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spoa94 Avatar
62 months ago
This is intentional due to people accidentally scrubbing and losing their place. Scrubbing is still there, just hit pause and scrub away.
OH MY GOSH THANK YOU. This has been bugging me for so long! I thought it was removed entirely.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dbc34 Avatar
62 months ago
Damnit I think I forgot to disable auto updates, wonder if I have to side load kodi again after the update...
You will have to do.it again.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aawil Avatar
62 months ago
Since the last time updating my Apple TV I can no longer scrub through the video player with the touchpad. I can only jump 10 seconds at a time with the corners. Did anyone else notice this? Was it a bug or intentional?

It was intentional I think, you now need to pause first in order to scrub. Personally I prefer this because anytime I would touch the remote by accident it would change places.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GeneralChang Avatar
62 months ago
I too was confused by the change until I read this. It just goes to show how confusing the whole touchpad remote experience is. The click wheel was brilliant for music, and multitouch is great when you are actually touching the content on the screen. But I wish Apple had gone with Wii style motion tracking for the Apple TV interface, not an interface that causes so much thumb fatigue. Can anyone say anything positive about the Siri Remote?
I could say lots of things positive about it, actually. Not that it's perfect, but I've rather enjoyed it overall. Especially compared to my Wii. Motion control is great for the games, but where navigating the interface is concerned (especially where text entry is concerned) I'd much rather have a Siri remote than a Wiimote.

Seems like this might be just another drop in the sea of stuff that's pretty much entirely opinion based.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SteveJobs2.0 Avatar
62 months ago
I too was confused by the change until I read this. It just goes to show how confusing the whole touchpad remote experience is. The click wheel was brilliant for music, and multitouch is great when you are actually touching the content on the screen. But I wish Apple had gone with Wii style motion tracking for the Apple TV interface, not an interface that causes so much thumb fatigue. Can anyone say anything positive about the Siri Remote?
"Well, it's black and smooth and long"... Which is to say that the positives are as superficial as lines from a porn movie.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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