Apple Releases tvOS 16.3

Apple today released tvOS 16.3, the third major point update to the tvOS 16 operating system that originally came out in September. Available for the Apple TV 4K and ‌Apple TV‌ HD, tvOS 16.3 comes six weeks after tvOS 16.2, an update that added Apple Music Sing.

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The tvOS 16.3 update can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the ‌‌‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌‌‌ by going to System > Software Update. ‌‌‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates turned on will be upgraded to ‌tvOS 16.3 automatically.

tvOS updates are usually minor in scale, focusing on internal bug fixes and improvements rather than notable outward-facing changes. There is no word as of yet what's included in the tvOS 16.3 update, and no features were found during the beta testing process.

Apple shares information on tvOS releases in its tvOS support document, which is updated after each tvOS launch.

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Top Rated Comments

petitpiton Avatar
16 months ago
Would be nice if AppleTV updates could be centralised in the Home app, like the HomePods. Then I wouldn’t have to tour the house updating them all individually!
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ghost31 Avatar
16 months ago
I wonder if i checked in 5 years from now if there will be any new features added to the Apple TV or if its just bug fixes still
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
16 months ago

I wonder if i checked in 5 years from now if there will be any new features added to the Apple TV or if its just bug fixes still
You would probably just notice that you can’t find your own purchased / preferred content anymore because of all the ads.

I hope not but they are not on a good trajectory. The only feature I want in a tvOS update is to bring back the version 15 interface.

There simply is no reason to shrink the list of things you were watching and put a giant ad banner above and below them. It’s user hostile and Apple should be ashamed.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
16 months ago

Even if its announced a day sooner, it shows it has the 3rd gen remote pairing issue addressed.

tvOS 16.3 (20K650), same build as RC
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spatlese44 Avatar
16 months ago
I just want to see HomeKit fixed
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smaffei Avatar
16 months ago
Hopefully Apple TV 4K (2022) remote amnesia is fixed…
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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