Apple Releases Updated Firmware for New Siri Remote
Apple today released a new firmware update for the Siri Remote designed for the new Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD models. The new firmware has an internal version number of 9M6772, while the prior firmware version was 9M6336. Note that this is not the firmware version that you see in the Apple TV Remote settings.
There's no word on what's new with the Apple TV remote update, but it likely addresses minor bugs and performance issues.
Apple has not detailed how to install a firmware update for the Siri Remote, but it's likely similar to AirPods, delivered silently and over the air while the Apple TV is asleep. Firmware updates are installed in the background and it may take some time for the Siri Remote update to be downloaded and installed.
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On a semi-unrelated note, I just realized I haven't had to plug in to charge mine since I got it on release day, and I use it constantly, even when not using the Apple TV to adjust my receiver's volume.
The battery life on this remote is unreal.
Finding 0x0061 listed in the ATV settings, does let one know the firmware has been updated.
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