Apple Releases tvOS 15.5 for Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K

Apple today released tvOS 15.5, the fifth major update to the tvOS operating system that first launched in September 2021. tvOS 15.5 comes more than two months after the release of tvOS 15.4, an update that brought support for captive WiFi networks.

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tvOS 15.5 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 15.5 automatically.

Apple's tvOS updates are typically more minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes, performance updates, and small tweaks rather than major outward-facing changes. There were no new features discovered in tvOS 15.5 during the beta testing process, so it's not yet clear what's included in the update.

Apple does not offer detailed release notes for its tvOS updates, but the company does offer some tvOS information through the tvOS support document.

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Top Rated Comments

Gator5000e Avatar
25 months ago

I'm not sure when it was released, but the Tungnaa Iceland Highlands aereal screensaver is horrible. I did a quick search and it appears that this screensaver was added back in December, but my AppleTV must've just downloaded. For the past week, this is the first aerial that pops up and I HATE IT.

According to Apple, you cannot delete a specific screensaver, you can only disable a theme which in my opinion is not helpful. For this one, I have to disable earth scenery, which also disables the aerials of Hawaii which I really like, but that's the only way to get rid of this hideous one.

Can't you just swipe to the next one?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Alfred.Woodden Avatar
25 months ago

If there isn't anything major, shouldn't it be 15.4.1?
Agreed. And why do they share release notes for macOS, iOS, watchOS, homepodOS etc etc but never tvOS?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
25 months ago
tvOS really feels like the forgotten OS at Apple. Seems like the only reason it gets updates is because it shares components with iOS.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
elmateo487 Avatar
25 months ago

I'm not sure when it was released, but the Tungnaa Iceland Highlands aereal screensaver is horrible. I did a quick search and it appears that this screensaver was added back in December, but my AppleTV must've just downloaded. For the past week, this is the first aerial that pops up and I HATE IT.

According to Apple, you cannot delete a specific screensaver, you can only disable a theme which in my opinion is not helpful. For this one, I have to disable earth scenery, which also disables the aerials of Hawaii which I really like, but that's the only way to get rid of this hideous one.

I think it is absolutely beautiful and captivating.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
25 months ago

I'm not sure when it was released, but the Tungnaa Iceland Highlands aereal screensaver is horrible. I did a quick search and it appears that this screensaver was added back in December, but my AppleTV must've just downloaded. For the past week, this is the first aerial that pops up and I HATE IT.

According to Apple, you cannot delete a specific screensaver, you can only disable a theme which in my opinion is not helpful. For this one, I have to disable earth scenery, which also disables the aerials of Hawaii which I really like, but that's the only way to get rid of this hideous one.

Set your settings to update screensavers more often. It'll rotate out.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
garylapointe Avatar
25 months ago
If there isn't anything major, shouldn't it be 15.4.1?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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