Apple Releases tvOS 15.6 for Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K With Performance Improvements

Apple today released tvOS 15.6, the sixth major update to the tvOS operating system that first launched in September 2021. tvOS 15.6 comes more than two months after the release of tvOS 15.5.

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tvOS 15.6 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 15.6 automatically.

Apple's tvOS updates are typically minor in scale, focusing on bug fixes, performance updates, and small tweaks rather than major outward-facing changes. There were no new features discovered in tvOS 15.6 during the beta testing process.

Apple's release notes say tvOS 15.6 includes "general performance and stability improvements."

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iamgalt Avatar
10 weeks ago
I really wish MacRumors would just put out one article about software updates. Just come out and say apple released updates to MacOS, iOs, iPadOS, WatchOS, TVOS, and list the updates for each in that one article and be done with it. Instead we get 5 articles with almost IDENTICAL wording from the last update article; just change the release number and list of fixes.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
filchermcurr Avatar
10 weeks ago

I really wish MacRumors would just put out one article about software updates. Just come out and say apple released updates to MacOS, iOs, iPadOS, WatchOS, TVOS, and list the updates for each in that one article and be done with it. Instead we get 5 articles with almost IDENTICAL wording from the last update article; just change the release number and list of fixes.
The separation is nice for comments. I like not having to wade through 30 pages of iOS comments when all I care about is macOS.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
moabal Avatar
10 weeks ago
Does this fix the Dolby Atmos issue?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
10 weeks ago
Time to update and notice nothing new as usual ?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
greenmeanie Avatar
10 weeks ago

I think one of the things I don't like about this forum is MacRumors spams itself for the most part. On Update day, just one news story would suffice. It seems like this site has at least 7 articles a day and I think only about 3 or 4 really are that important.
I rather have them separate so all the moaning for that one update stays there.
Do you really want to read through pages of post with all the complaining for all the updates in one thread?
I sure don't
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
10 weeks ago

Anyone know how to fix the Micro-Stutter issue when watching Disney Plus content?
I used to have occasional stuttering issues, until I went into Settings -> Video and enabled "Match Rate".

This tells the Apple TV to send the signal to your TV at the rate it is encoded at. So for 24FPS movie content, it gets sent at 24FPS.

After doing this, 24FPS content got much smoother with zero stuttering.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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