Apple today released a new update for tvOS, the operating system designed to run on the fourth-generation Apple TV. tvOS 10.2.1 over one month after the release of tvOS 10.2, an update that introduced scrolling improvements.

The tvOS 10.2.1 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 10.2.1 automatically.

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No new features or design changes were discovered during the tvOS 10.2.1 beta testing period, but as a 10.2.x update, it's likely to focus on bug fixes and other under-the-hood performance improvements.

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Top Rated Comments

Corrode Avatar
92 months ago
Hopefully this fixes the ghosted app icons that requires a restart to resolve.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
larrylaffer Avatar
92 months ago
Hopefully this fixes the ghosted app icons that requires a restart to resolve.
Ahhh, nice to know I'm not the only person that saw this. I assumed it happened whenever an app was updated.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
92 months ago
Hopefully this fixes the ghosted app icons that requires a restart to resolve.
It appears to fix that. What was a ghosted Netflix app icon is no longer ghosted on mine.

Of course, I think every :apple:TV reboots after a software update, and some have said restarts fixed the problem (for a while). So this is really a "time will tell" observation instead of a conclusive (it's definitely fixed) one.

Update: many hours later and icons are all still good (no ghosting).
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ecr80 Avatar
92 months ago
hopefully fixes the TV app that sometimes it doesn't refresh the things already watched.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thekayman Avatar
92 months ago
Did this fix the airplay bug?
seems to be fixed, no more pop up messages when enabling airplay
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thogin Avatar
92 months ago
I have an issue where the entire screen goes shades of green at infrequent, random intervals. Correcting this requires a restart. Is this the same issue?
I had a similar issue once and replacing the HDMI cable fixed it.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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