Apple Releases tvOS 15.2 for Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K

Apple today released tvOS 15.2, the second major update to the tvOS operating system that first launched in September 2021. tvOS 15.2 comes more than a month after the launch of tvOS 15.1, an update that introduced SharePlay support.

apple tv 4k design green
tvOS 15.2 can be downloaded over the air on the Apple TV through the Settings app by going to System > Software Update. ‌‌‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates enabled will be upgraded to tvOS 15.2 automatically.

Apple's tvOS updates are typically minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes, performance updates, and small tweaks rather than major outward-facing changes. We found no new features in tvOS 15.2 during the beta testing process, so it's not yet clear what's included in the update.

Apple does not provide detailed release notes for its tvOS updates, but it does offer some tvOS details through its tvOS support document.

Related Roundup: Apple TV
Buyer's Guide: Apple TV (Buy Now)

Top Rated Comments

Stuipdboy1000 Avatar
17 months ago
It’s the most sizeable set of release notes for tvOS I’ve seen in a long time!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rigby Avatar
17 months ago

Well, we know it will never have 120hz mode At least in 4K+. I will stop looking for it. Still one of the biggest F-ups for the ATV division ever. Stood there on stage and touted the 120hz mode. Their SECOND go-around at a 4k AppleTV device. Only to later bury it after they discovered their own engineers put the wrong chip in it. Good job.
Actually they never mentioned 120 Hz at the presentation. Those were just rumors based on strings that were found in beta releases of tvOS.

Also, what do you mean by "4K+"? The Apple TV hardware does not support a "+", nor was that ever promised.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doolittle27 Avatar
17 months ago
TV app still won't load my 3.3k movies library. Come on Apple!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Solver Avatar
17 months ago
I'm noticing a new "feature" where my Apple TV is now alerting me that my AirPod Pros are periodically connecting and disconnecting when they are both in the case and the case is shut.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adampk17 Avatar
17 months ago
There are two things I hope Apple does in the new year. The first thing is improve Apple Music. The second thing is look at TVOS and come up with ways to improve it and update the look because it's really boring. Maybe I just want change for the sake of change, but the software itself is probably one of my least favorite things about Apple TV.
Have you looked at a FireTV? Be grateful for what you have…. [emoji2]
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThatGuyInLa Avatar
17 months ago
Well, we know it will never have 120hz (HFR) mode At least in 4K+ (HDR/DVision). I will stop looking for it. Still one of the biggest F-ups for the ATV division ever. Stood there on stage and touted the 120hz mode. Their SECOND go-around at a 4k AppleTV device. Only to later bury it after they discovered their own engineers put the wrong chip in it. Good job.

Another quick check.....still no HDR for YouTube or YouTubeTV app. Content matching being totally on still kills Photos being able to play 4K+ content properly. Which, if it ever works as it's supposed to, is why 120hz mode is so important. As 120 divides frame rates evenly in to 24, 30, and 60.

Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iOS 16

Apple Releases iOS 16.4 With New Emoji, Safari Web Push Notifications, Beta Changes, Voice Isolation for Calls and More

Monday March 27, 2023 10:03 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 16.4, the fourth major update to the iOS 16 operating system that initially came out last September. iOS 16.4 comes two months after the launch of iOS 16.3, an update that added Security Keys for Apple ID. iOS 16‌.4 and iPadOS 16.4 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update. It can take a few minutes...
iOS 16

iOS 16.4 Will Add These 8 New Features to Your iPhone

Sunday March 26, 2023 8:06 am PDT by
Following nearly six weeks of beta testing, iOS 16.4 is expected to be released to the public as soon as this week. The software update includes a handful of new features and changes for the iPhone 8 and newer. To install an iOS update, open the Settings app on the iPhone, tap General → Software Update, and follow the on-screen instructions. Below, we have recapped eight new features and...
apple mixed reality headset concept by david lewis and marcus kane

Some Apple Employees Seriously Concerned About Mixed-Reality Headset as Announcement Draws Closer

Sunday March 26, 2023 8:25 am PDT by
Some Apple employees are concerned about the usefulness and price point of the company's upcoming mixed-reality headset, The New York Times reports. Apple headset concept by David Lewis and Marcus Kane Initial enthusiasm around the device at the company has apparently become skepticism, according to eight current and former Apple employees speaking to The New York Times. The change of tone...
iOS 17 on Phone Feature

Gurman: iOS 17 to Provide Several 'Most Requested Features'

Sunday March 26, 2023 6:05 am PDT by
Apple changed the strategy for iOS 17 later in its development process to add several new features, suggesting that the update may be more significant than previously thought, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports. In January, Gurman said that iOS 17 could be a less significant update than iPhone updates in previous years due to the company's intense focus on its long-awaited mixed-reality...
apple tv 4k red image

Apple Releases tvOS 16.4 for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD

Monday March 27, 2023 10:00 am PDT by
Apple today released tvOS 16.4, the fourth major point update to the tvOS 16 operating system that came out last September. Available for the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, tvOS 16.4 comes two months following the release of tvOS 16.3. The tvOS 16.4 update can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the ‌‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌‌ by going to System > Software Update....
Steve Jobs Theater dusk

Apple Reportedly Demoed Mixed-Reality Headset to Executives in the Steve Jobs Theater Last Week

Sunday March 26, 2023 5:53 am PDT by
Apple showcased its mixed-reality headset to the company's top 100 executives in the Steve Jobs Theater last week, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In the latest edition of his "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that the "momentous gathering" is a "key milestone" ahead of the headset's public announcement planned for June. The event was intended to rally Apple's top members of...
Apple Music Classical

Apple Explains Why It Launched an iPhone App Dedicated to Classical Music

Monday March 27, 2023 8:54 pm PDT by
Apple today published a support document explaining why it decided to release a standalone Apple Music Classical app for classical music. In short, Apple says the app was designed to support classical music's complex metadata:Classical music is different. It has longer and more detailed titles, multiple artists for each work, and hundreds of recordings of well-known pieces. The Apple Music...
iPhone 15 Pro Buttons CAD Leak

iPhone 15 Pro Low-Energy Chip to Allow Solid-State Buttons to Work When Device is Off or Out of Battery

Wednesday March 29, 2023 1:54 am PDT by
The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will use a new ultra-low energy microprocessor allowing certain features like the new capacitive solid-state buttons to remain functional even when the handset is powered off or the battery has run out, according to a source that shared details on the MacRumors forums. CAD-based render of new solid-state buttons on iPhone 15 Pro models The source of this rumor is ...