Apple Releases tvOS 16.3.1 and HomePod 16.3.1 Software Updates

Apple today released new tvOS 16.3.1 and HomePod 16.3.1 software updates, with the software coming two weeks after the tvOS 16.3 and HomePod 16.3 updates were released.

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According to Apple's release notes for ‌HomePod‌ software 16.3.1, the update includes general performance and stability improvements. Notes for tvOS 16.3.1 are unavailable as of yet, but are probably similar to the ‌HomePod‌ notes.

The tvOS 16.3.1 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 16.3.1 automatically.

‌‌‌‌‌‌HomePod‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ software is installed automatically on the ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌HomePod‌‌‌ unless the feature is disabled‌‌‌‌, but the ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌HomePod‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ can also be manually updated in the Home app by following the instructions in our HomePod‌‌ update how to.

Related Roundups: Apple TV, HomePod, HomePod mini

Top Rated Comments

xpxp2002 Avatar
14 months ago
Hallelujah! Hopefully it fixes first generation HomePods needing to be asked twice to perform any command.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xpxp2002 Avatar
14 months ago

Right? I’ve already gotten in the habit of asking and then asking again before Siri can respond. What a stupid situation.
Seriously. I feel like I've been living out this scene from Austin Powers every time I tell Siri to turn a light on or something.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
14 months ago
Please god say this fixes some of the HomeKit and Apple TV remote issues.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haincha Avatar
14 months ago

Use your phones. It's a bluetooth issue. Or move your Apple TV.
I shouldn't have to use my phone. I know it's a bluetooth issue. But, my TV and the remote have clear line of sight and it's only like six feet from the TV at all times. It _should_ work.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
14 months ago

Hallelujah! Hopefully it fixes first generation HomePods needing to be asked twice to perform any command.
It does! Now it asks three times.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
14 months ago
Where is iOS 16.3.1? Still waiting for iOS 16.4 Beta 1. Come on, Apple ?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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