Apple today released tvOS 13.4.8, the fifth update to the tvOS operating system that runs on the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 13.4.8 comes over a month after the launch of tvOS 13.4.5.

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tvOS 13.4.8, a free update, 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 enabled will be upgraded to tvOS 13.4.8 automatically.

tvOS updates are almost always minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes and small feature tweaks rather than major outward-facing changes.

There were no new features found during the beta testing period, so it's not know what's included in the update. Apple will share details on the tvOS 13.4.8 software release in its tvOS support document, but release notes often don't contain much more information than general performance and stability improvements.

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TallGuyGT Avatar
11 months ago
For many years, I watched everything thru an Apple TV. But it just seems less user friendly (and less fun) now. Some channels are in the Apple TV app, the rest are their own app - a disjointed experience. And the latest remote is still unpleasant a few years later. I picked up a 2019 Sony Android TV, and the interface and apps are easy and convenient to use. I wish Apple would do something with tvOS to bring me back. But I will probably ditch it entirely once they release the Apple TV app for Sony TVs (coming this summer).
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MrZippyUK Avatar
11 months ago
Have they fixed the long standing screensaver resetting to aerial is the question I have, I really can’t believe that this has existed so long. Assume most people don’t change the default screensaver so never notice.
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Joniz Avatar
11 months ago

I hope this fix the recent unwatched Movie list. It keeps scrolling upward by itself and you can no longer see the movies listed.
They have fixed this in the tvOS 14 beta.

Though they broke the ability to change audio using long press of Play button.

And sometimes the sleep slide-out from long pressing the Display button doesn’t show up and you have to restart the Apple TV.

But the Unwatched list is fixed!
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chris4565 Avatar
11 months ago
Just updated and from some brief testing it seems that tvOS wasn't so snappy and smooth since basically the last tvOS 12 version ?
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BWhaler Avatar
11 months ago
AppleTV remains a buggy mess. library still does not load larger libraries and too many ads for shows and networks you don’t own.
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matthew23 Avatar
11 months ago

How do you notice this issue? Are you using some software for this kind of monitoring, or is it from looking at your Internet provider bill or something?
I was getting overusage emails from my ISP and ended up buying a google wifi router which allows you to monitor usage for each device on your network. I know there are other apps that can do this but I wanted a simple way to monitor. Turns out, it was my ATV4K.
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