Apple Releases tvOS 10.2.1 for Fourth-Generation Apple TV

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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.


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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42 months ago
Hopefully this fixes the ghosted app icons that requires a restart to resolve.
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42 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.
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42 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).
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42 months ago
hopefully fixes the TV app that sometimes it doesn't refresh the things already watched.
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42 months ago

Did this fix the airplay bug?

seems to be fixed, no more pop up messages when enabling airplay
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42 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.
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