Apple Releases tvOS 16.5

Apple today released tvOS 16.5, the fifth major update to the tvOS 16 operating system that initially came out last September. Available for the Apple TV 4K and the ‌Apple TV‌ HD, tvOS 16.5 comes over a month after the launch of tvOS 16.4.

apple tv halloween
tvOS 16.5 can be downloaded using the Settings app on the ‌Apple TV‌ by going to System > Software Update. If you have automatic software updates turned on, you will be upgraded to tvOS 16.5 automatically.

With tvOS 16.5, Apple is introducing a multi-view sports feature that will allow ‌Apple TV‌ users to stream up to four sports games simultaneously with a four-quadrant screen layout. Multi-view sports works with MLB Friday Night Baseball games and MLS Season Pass matches. The grid view can be enabled by selecting the grid icon above the timeline bar and then choosing the "More Matches" button, and volume for one game can be played at once, with swapping available using the ‌Apple TV‌ Remote.

There are no other notable features in tvOS 16.5 that we know of, but Apple will outline the changes in the update in its tvOS support document.

Related Roundup: Apple TV
Buyer's Guide: Apple TV (Caution)

Popular Stories

iphone se 4 modified flag edges

iPhone SE 4 With Face ID Said to Be Priced Below $500

Monday May 20, 2024 3:43 am PDT by
Apple is targeting a sub-$500 starting price for its upcoming fourth-generation iPhone SE model despite a raft of rumored upgrades coming to the more affordable device. According to leaker Revegnus on X, the U.S. launch price of the fourth-generation iPhone SE will either remain at the same $429 starting price as the current model, or will see an increase of around 10%. Either way, Apple's...
iOS 17

Apple Releases iOS 17.5.1 With Fix for Reappearing Photos Bug

Monday May 20, 2024 10:11 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1, minor updates to the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 operating system updates that came out last September. The 17.5.1 updates come a week after the launch of iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5. iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update. According to Apple's...
iPhone 16 Camera Lozenge 2 Perspective

iPhone 16 Lineup Rumored to Come in These Two New Colors

Sunday May 19, 2024 11:08 am PDT by
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today outlined his expectations for the iPhone 16 lineup's color options, revealing that two new colors should replace two of the existing shades. Kuo outlined his expectations in a post on X (formerly Twitter) earlier today. He believes that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be available in black, white or silver, gray or "Natural Titanium," and rose....
microsoft surface pro qualcomm

Microsoft Says New Surface Pro is Faster Than 15" M3 MacBook Air

Monday May 20, 2024 3:19 pm PDT by
Microsoft is going all in on AI, today introducing a series of Copilot+ PCs that have AI-focused hardware. The new Surface Pro is one of the first Copilot+ PCs, equipped with Qualcomm's Arm-based Snapdragon X Elite processor. Microsoft is already pitting the Surface Pro against Apple's M3 MacBook Air, and in marketing materials, claims that the Surface Pro has superior processing power and...
iOS 17

iOS 17.5 Bug May Also Resurface Deleted Photos on Wiped, Sold Devices [Updated]

Friday May 17, 2024 12:24 pm PDT by
A bug in iOS 17.5 is apparently causing photos that have been deleted to reappear, and the issue seems to impact even iPhones and iPads that have been erased and sold off to other people. A Reddit user wiped an iPad following Apple's guidelines in September of 2023 before selling it off to a friend. That friend updated the iPad to iPadOS 17.5 this week, and began seeing the Reddit user's old ...
iphone se 4 modified flag edges

When to Expect the Next iPhone SE to Launch

Friday May 17, 2024 2:03 pm PDT by
It has been over two years since Apple released the third-generation iPhone SE, and rumors continue to surface about a new model. The latest word comes from The Information, which today reported that Apple plans to release a new iPhone SE with a design similar to the standard iPhone 14 in the spring of 2025. If this rumor is accurate, the iPhone SE would finally gain Face ID and a notch...

Top Rated Comments

jz0309 Avatar
13 months ago
And here’s to my 4th device getting an upgrade today ?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Solver Avatar
13 months ago
Thread network updated to v1.3.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Oberhorst Avatar
13 months ago
Yeah well that'd be great for the F1 app. Can third party apps implement this feature?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
13 months ago
Still no way to update from the Home app like you can for HomePods.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Brad7 Avatar
13 months ago

Why is this still a thing? Needs putting out of it's misery
… wot? tvOS?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eTip Avatar
13 months ago

Yes, Apple TV in general
You should definitely reach out to Tim Apple about this.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)