Apple Releases tvOS 17.1

Apple today released tvOS 17.1, the first major update to the tvOS 17 operating system that initially came out in September 2023.

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tvOS 17.1 can be downloaded using the Settings app on the ‌Apple TV‌. Go to System > Software Update to get the new software. ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates activated will be upgraded to tvOS 17.1 automatically.

The Enhance Dialogue feature first announced in tvOS 17 for the second-generation HomePod has expanded to the original ‌HomePod‌ and the HomePod mini in tvOS 17.1, though the HomePods will also need the ‌HomePod‌ 17.1 software that came out today.

tvOS 17.1 also includes a new favoriting option in the Music app on the ‌‌Apple TV‌‌, along with some other minor Music changes.

tvOS updates tend to be minor in scale, focusing on small features and bug fixes rather than notable outward-facing changes. Apple's notes for tvOS 17.1 can be found in its tvOS support document.

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Top Rated Comments

bozzykid Avatar
8 months ago

Only these two things:

The Enhance Dialogue feature first announced in tvOS 17 for the second-generation HomePod has expanded to the original HomePod and the HomePod mini in tvOS 17.1, though the HomePods will also need the HomePod 17.1 software that came out today.

tvOS 17.1 also includes a new favoriting option in the Music app on the ‌Apple TV‌, along with some other minor Music changes.

Not true. It also includes a new option for showing the On-Screen Volume Display.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B/D Avatar
8 months ago

i don’t see anything different…
Only these two things:

The Enhance Dialogue feature first announced in tvOS 17 for the second-generation HomePod has expanded to the original HomePod and the HomePod mini in tvOS 17.1, though the HomePods will also need the HomePod 17.1 software that came out today.

tvOS 17.1 also includes a new favoriting option in the Music app on the ‌Apple TV‌, along with some other minor Music changes.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
atonaldenim Avatar
8 months ago
Maybe this update will finally update my lost remote's firmware so I can use the new Find My Remote feature... ?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mnsportsgeek Avatar
8 months ago
I hope this fixes the bug I have where thumbnails of live events appear blank in my "up next" list.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B/D Avatar
8 months ago

Maybe just affecting UK, but I'm missing the Trailers app! Can they now be accessed via ATV app?
Yes, the trailers app is no more, worldwide.
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KimaniB Avatar
8 months ago

Maybe this will fix the Twitch app. The video goes black randomly on VODs. Might be a Twitch issue... might be an OS playback issue. Really annoying either way.
I hope this is fixed, about to update it now
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