Apple Releases tvOS 16.4.1 and HomePod Software 16.4.1

Apple today released new tvOS 16.4.1 software for the Apple TV models and HomePod 16.4.1 software for the ‌HomePod‌ and the HomePod mini.

HomePod 2 White and Midnight Feature Blue Orange
According to Apple's release notes for the update on the ‌HomePod‌, it includes performance and stability improvements. Apple does not provide release notes when installing tvOS updates, but it likely includes similar performance and stability improvements.

‌‌‌‌‌‌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.

The tvOS 16.4.1 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 16.4.1 automatically.

Related Roundups: Apple TV, HomePod, HomePod mini

Top Rated Comments

klasma Avatar
13 months ago
It would nice to get stability improvements for the HomePod mini. It always rolls off the nightstand.
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago

It would nice to get stability improvements for the HomePod mini. It always rolls off the nightstand.

"You're nightstanding it wrong" ;)
@klasma You need a Tri-Pod. ?

Attachment Image
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
13 months ago

@klasma You need a Tri-Pod. ?
OK, if we're going to go there, I suggest the Sargon stand which apparently kept the God-like Sargon safe & stable for "many thousands of centuries..."

Available from the Star Trek props department for probably <= $50 delivered… or an Apple version for >= $500 + S&H. ;)

Cue Dr. McCoy: "I'm a Doctor, NOT an Apple fan." ;)

Attachment Image
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrTemple Avatar
13 months ago
Me: "Hey siri, go back 10 seconds."

Siri 25% of the time: *turns all the lights on in the house while my wife is sleeping*

Me: *regrets updating to the new architecture*
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BugeyeSTI Avatar
13 months ago

its network, Ive never had that issue. Homekit is rock solid if you have a good network
Sorry don't agree with you at all. No problems whatsoever before the "new architecture". When I use the app for the smart devices it works flawlessly, when they go through Home the say "not responding". Even after deleting everything including my home then setting up everything again, it will work for random lengths of time then stop working. Too many people are having issues to blame it it on everyones network...
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Thomas Weber Avatar
13 months ago

its network, Ive never had that issue. Homekit is rock solid if you have a good network
It’s not. HomeKit is terrible. Alexa is snapping fast controlling devices while Siri is slow as a duck and fails many times entirely completing requests…„hmm that shouldn’t take that long“
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Camera Lozenge 2 Colors

iPhone 16 Plus Rumored to Come in These 7 Colors

Wednesday April 10, 2024 3:52 am PDT by
Apple's iPhone 16 Plus may come in seven colors that either build upon the existing five colors in the standard iPhone 15 lineup or recast them in a new finish, based on a new rumor out of China. According to the Weibo-based leaker Fixed focus digital, Apple's upcoming larger 6.7-inch iPhone 16 Plus model will come in the following colors, compared to the colors currently available for the...
apple tv 4k yellow bg feature

When to Expect a New Apple TV to Launch

Tuesday April 9, 2024 8:30 am PDT by
It has been nearly a year and a half since the current Apple TV was released, so the device is becoming due for a hardware upgrade. Below, we recap rumors about the next Apple TV, including potential features and launch timing. The current model is the third-generation Apple TV 4K, announced in October 2022. Key new features compared to the previous model from 2021 include a faster A15...
apple silicon feature joeblue

Macs to Get AI-Focused M4 Chips Starting in Late 2024

Thursday April 11, 2024 10:10 am PDT by
Apple will begin updating its Mac lineup with M4 chips in late 2024, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The M4 chip will be focused on improving performance for artificial intelligence capabilities. Last year, Apple introduced the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips all at once in October, so it's possible we could see the M4 lineup come during the same time frame. Gurman says that the entire...
iOS 18 WWDC 24 Feature 2

iOS 18 May Feature All-New 'Safari Browsing Assistant'

Wednesday April 10, 2024 6:11 am PDT by
iOS 18 will apparently feature a new Safari browsing assistant, according to backend code on Apple's servers discovered by Nicolás Álvarez. MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris confirmed that the code exists, but not many details are known at this time. Álvarez said it seems like the browsing assistant will use iCloud Private Relay's infrastructure to send relevant data to Apple in a...

Review: Six Months With the iPhone 15 Pro

Wednesday April 10, 2024 10:53 am PDT by
It's been a bit over six months since the iPhone 15 lineup came out in September, and MacRumors videographer Dan Barbera has been using an iPhone 15 Pro Max sans case since launch. Over on our YouTube channel, Dan did a long term review to demo how his phone has held up and his thoughts on the Action button, battery life, and camera features. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more ...
iPhone 16 Pro Sizes Feature

Alleged iPhone 16 Battery Details Show Smaller Capacity for One Model

Tuesday April 9, 2024 3:46 am PDT by
Apple's upcoming iPhone 16 lineup will feature bigger battery capacities compared to previous-generation models with the exception of the iPhone 16 Plus, which will have a smaller battery than its predecessor. That's according to the Chinese Weibo-based leaker OvO Baby Sauce OvO, a relatively new source of supply chain leaks with an as-yet unproven track record for accuracy. The iPhone 16 ...