Apple Releases tvOS 17.3

Apple today released tvOS 17.3, the third major update to the tvOS 17 operating system that came out last September. tvOS 17.3 comes over a month after tvOS 17.2, an update that brought the revamped Apple TV app.

apple tv 4k yellow bg feature
tvOS 17.3 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 17.3 automatically.

tvOS updates are typically minor in scale compared to other operating system updates, focusing primarily on bug fixes and smaller improvements rather than notable outward-facing changes. No new features were found in the tvOS 17.3 beta testing process.

Apple shares release notes for tvOS in its tvOS support document, which is updated after each new version of tvOS comes out.

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

Top Rated Comments

goodcow Avatar
6 weeks ago
Have they reverted any of the garbage changes they made in 17.2 from 17.1?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BrianM_CAN Avatar
6 weeks ago
I hope that this version fixes the issues with the IR volume control not working that 17.2 introduced. Will find out in a few hours :)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sbcdk Avatar
6 weeks ago

I hope that this version fixes the issues with the IR volume control not working that 17.2 introduced. Will find out in a few hours :)
I restart my remote 1-2x per week bc of this.

Press the button with the TV icon and Vol Down together for five seconds or so, until the light on the Apple TV unit starts flashing. Wait a minute or so and it should work again.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
red elma Avatar
6 weeks ago
They screwed up the iTunes Movies in the new "Store" big time.
Categories are a big mess, they've got 25 year old movies in the "New Releases" section.
Whatever happened to "Movie Reviews" section? It was always my go-to section before renting or buying movies.
There is no separate "Favorites" section for the Movies any longer. Favoriting anything now just adds them to the freaking "Watchlist" timeline.
Not to mention IR volume control...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikegustavson Avatar
6 weeks ago

I hope that this version fixes the issues with the IR volume control not working that 17.2 introduced. Will find out in a few hours :)
I fixed this on both of mine by restarting the remote - worked instantly.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chipsandsalsa Avatar
6 weeks ago
Lets see if they fixed the ATMOS audio issues in Music.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Apple Logo Spotlight

Source: Apple to Announce New Products This Week

Sunday March 3, 2024 11:38 am PST by
Apple plans to announce new products with press releases on its website this week, a proven source familiar with the matter told MacRumors. While the products that Apple plans to announce have not been disclosed, there are rumors about new iPads, Macs, and accessories. It is unclear exactly what will be announced this week. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today reiterated that Apple is planning new...
Apple Maps vs Google Maps Feature

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Which Is Better?

Friday March 1, 2024 7:10 am PST by
Apple Maps has been providing navigational guidance to Apple users for almost 13 and a half years now, and much has changed about the app in that time. However, according to data from Canalys, the overwhelming majority of iPhones in the U.S. still have Google Maps downloaded as an alternative to Apple Maps, which comes preinstalled on all iPhones. We want to hear from MacRumors readers. Which do...
apple tv plus banner

Apple TV+ Gains Over 50 Movies for a Limited Time

Friday March 1, 2024 6:29 am PST by
Apple TV+ today gained over 50 movies, adding to its back catalog of content for a limited time. The collection includes a large number of popular and classic titles. Subscribers can access the movies in a "Great Movies on Apple TV+" section in the Apple TV app. Some titles are also available in 3D. Movies in the collection include: 21 Jump Street 300 American Sniper Argo ...
iPad Air 12

Gurman: No Apple Event Planned for Upcoming iPads and Macs

Sunday March 3, 2024 5:09 am PST by
Apple does not plan to hold a traditional event to unveil new iPads and Macs, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Instead, he said Apple plans to announce the products on its website with a "series of online videos and marketing campaigns." If this plan is accurate, we can expect the new products to be announced with press releases on the Apple Newsroom website. Gurman expects Apple to...
airpods pro 2 pink

Apple Releases New Beta Firmware for AirPods Pro 2

Thursday February 29, 2024 11:41 am PST by
Apple today introduced a new beta firmware update for the AirPods Pro 2, both the USB-C and Lightning versions. The new firmware is version 6E188, up from the prior 6B34 firmware released in December. Apple does not often provide details or notes on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware, so it is unclear what's new. Note that this software is limited to developers at the...