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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

zorinlynx Avatar
36 months ago

There’s a mic in the remote, therefore there’s a usable speaker, albeit of low quality, if Apple decides to have one. Adding an audible ping to the remote is a matter of a firmware update.

You could use your iPhone to tell the Apple TV to send a signal that momentarily reverses the mic signal into a speaker and creates a pinging sound.

It’s doable. Apple just needs to get on with it and admit that people misplace their remotes, regardless of how much bigger they made it.
Tiny mics like the ones in your ATV remote and phone tend to be condenser mics, which are basically capacitors that change capacitance with sounds. They cannot be "reversed" to be used as speakers; that requires a dynamic microphone, which uses a magnet and coil of wire.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
raythepa Avatar
36 months ago
I'm sorry, where would you even find what firmware your remote is using?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
36 months ago
I wonder if this will fix the occasionally odd touch response.

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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobnugget Avatar
36 months ago

Haha, firmware update for a rather standard remote, how far have we come....


Could be worse though, firmware for a drinking bottle, or a toothbrush.:rolleyes:
I had to update the firmware on my light switches a few weeks ago.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ouimetnick Avatar
36 months ago
How does MacRumors even know that Apple released a new firmware update if there’s no way to verify then?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Braderunner Avatar
36 months ago

The article states that the FW version listed in ATV settings is not the same as the one Apple released. SMH that you apparently didn’t read that.

“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.”

9M6336 doesn’t look anything like 0x0060, so finding the FW listing in the ATV settings doesn’t help one know whether the newest FW has been installed.

Plus, finding which FW is installed is one thing, discovering how to install an update is something totally different.
The firmware version in Remote settings changes to 0x0061, after updating. SMH that you didn’t know what you were talking about, but, presented your feelings as fact.
Finding 0x0061 listed in the ATV settings, does let one know the firmware has been updated.
Listening to others is one thing…thinking for yourself…is another.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)