Apple Releases tvOS 11.3 for 4th and 5th Generation Apple TV Models

Apple today released tvOS 11.3, the second major update to the tvOS operating system designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 11.3 comes more than three months after the release of tvOS 11.2, and a month after the release of a minor tvOS 11.2.6 update.

tvOS 11.3 can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the Apple TV by going to System --> Software Update. Apple TV owners who have automatic software updates turned on will be upgraded to tvOS 11.3 automatically.

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tvOS 11.3 introduces performance improvements and bug fixes for issues discovered following the release of tvOS 11.2.6.

The update introduces enhancements to Match Content support, automatic frame rate switching on the fourth-generation Apple TV (a feature that was added to Apple TV 4K in a past update), and automatic mode switching for AirPlay video sessions.

The TV app, designed to let users find and watch television shows and movies aggregated from entertainment apps, is expanding to Brazil and Mexico. Brazil is also gaining Siri support on Apple TV 4K and the fourth-generation Apple TV.

Early beta versions of tvOS 11.3 included support for AirPlay 2, allowing the Apple TV to be added to the Home app as part of a HomeKit setup and enabling multi-room audio across multiple Apple TVs.

AirPlay 2 functionality was, however, removed in the third beta of tvOS 11.3, eliminating these features. AirPlay 2 was not re-added during the beta testing period, so it's likely Apple is saving the feature for a future update.

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Top Rated Comments

maestrokev Avatar
80 months ago
finally 24Hz frame rate!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Morac Avatar
80 months ago
tvOS 11.3 also added Dolby Vision support to Sony TV's that were updated to support Dolby Vision. The Dolby Vision profile that the Sony TVs use was incompatible with the Apple TV 4K until tvOS 11.3.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BryanJ Avatar
80 months ago
Only thing I need from the Apple TV at the moment is a quicker way to connect my airpods. I hate going out and into settings. Perhaps there is an easier way I am not aware of
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nrose101 Avatar
80 months ago
tvOS 11.3 also added Dolby Vision support to Sony TV's that were updated to support Dolby Vision. The Dolby Vision profile that the Sony TVs use was incompatible with the Apple TV 4K until tvOS 11.3.
100% Atmos is not in this release.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dferreira87 Avatar
80 months ago
Only thing I need from the Apple TV at the moment is a quicker way to connect my airpods. I hate going out and into settings. Perhaps there is an easier way I am not aware of
Just hold down the play/pause button while on the home screen. This will give the option to connect to your AirPods.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Breezer23 Avatar
80 months ago
100% Atmos is not in this release.
Apple needs to get it together with the audio formats. I use my Xbox One X almost exclusively for watching movies since buying an Atmos capable home theater system. Definitely a bummer as I loved the Apple TV when I was using it.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)