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.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

klasma Avatar
15 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
15 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. ?

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Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
15 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." ;)

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Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrTemple Avatar
15 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
15 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
15 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)