Apple Releases tvOS 12.1.2 for Fourth and Fifth-Generation Apple TV

Tuesday January 22, 2019 9:03 AM PST by Juli Clover

Apple today released tvOS 12.1.2, the fourth update to the tvOS 12 operating system designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 12.1.2 comes more than a month after the launch of tvOS 12.1.1.

tvOS 12.1.2 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 12.1.2 automatically.


As a minor 12.x.x update, tvOS 12.1.2 focuses on bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements. No major features were found during the tvOS 12.1.2 beta testing period, and Apple does not provide release notes for tvOS updates, so it's not known what specific bug fixes and improvements are included in the new software.

If any additional information on the content of the tvOS 12.1.2 update becomes available, we'll update this post.

tvOS 12.1.2 follows the tvOS 12 update, which introduced support for higher-quality Dolby Atmos sound, zero sign-on, and new aerial screensavers created in collaboration with the International Space Station.

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16 months ago
I hope it fixes the bug that constantly signs me out of Netflix, DirecTV Now, and HBO Go.
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16 months ago
Who knows it they changed anything.
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16 months ago

Who knows it they changed anything.

Sometimes I wonder if these small ATV updates where nobody knows what was changed, is nothing more than a version update.
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16 months ago
Give us pass-through audio!
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16 months ago

Give us pass-through audio!

I still fill duped after getting the ATV 4K and not having the ability to have ARC-OUT. I had a spare ATV but got robbed and they stole all my Apple stuff.

I re-bought the 4K but miss the ability to airplay some music and watch a football game on Saturday. That is a Big Blow!
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16 months ago

No more software updates, give me a better controller to navigate and search for content! Better yet, a controller for gaming.

If you haven’t tried it, the iPhone is far superior in navigating than the remote. The touch response is much better.
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