Apple today released tvOS 10.2, marking the second major update to the tvOS operating system that was released in September of 2016. tvOS 10.2 has been in testing since January 24, with Apple having seeded six betas to developers before releasing the software to the public.

The tvOS 10.2 update can be downloaded on the fourth-generation Apple TV using the Settings app. Go to System --> Software Update to install. For those who have automatic software updates turned on, the Apple TV will be upgraded to tvOS 10.2 automatically.

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According to Apple's beta release notes, tvOS 10.2 introduces improved scrolling behavior, allowing tvOS users to scroll through large lists of information more quickly. A longer swipe on the Siri remote activates the new scrolling mode, and a swipe on the right side of the remote allows users to navigate specific indexes.

While Apple's release information only focused on the new scrolling mode, the update also likely includes other small feature tweaks under-the-hood bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Top Rated Comments

CarlJ Avatar
53 months ago
I hope they provided a feature to disable voiceover, getting real tired of having my son trigger voiceover and then hearing him shout at Siri to turn voice over off every other morning.
Clearly you need a software update for your son, not for Apple TV. ;)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
53 months ago
Well, I updated my Apple TV to tvOS 10.2, and now Safari is much snappier.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
beestigbeestje Avatar
53 months ago
Please DTS-HD en TrueHD passthrough... Also, HEVC 265 videocodec support please! PLEASE!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nozebleed Avatar
53 months ago
oh you need the siri remote? i threw that across the room a long time ago, i think it might be under the fridge. worst piece of engineering ive ever seen in my life for a remote. did they even R&D it?

doesnt matter how many updates it gets, wont ever fix the problem of the touch panel always being active without a way to disable it
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
53 months ago
Does this mean we have 2 or even 3 new ways to scroll? Guh.
You don't want to maybe wait until after you try it, to complain?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Smith288 Avatar
53 months ago
oh you need the siri remote? i threw that across the room a long time ago, i think it might be under the fridge. worst piece of engineering ive ever seen in my life for a remote. did they even R&D it?

doesnt matter how many updates it gets, wont ever fix the problem of the touch panel always being active without a way to disable it
An easy update would enable the touch to only respond after you click the big button first. That's a pretty simple update. Right?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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