Apple Releases tvOS 17.4

Apple today released tvOS 17.4, the fourth major update to the tvOS 17 operating system that came out last September. tvOS 17.4 comes over a month after the release of tvOS 17.3.

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tvOS 17.4 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 17.4 automatically.

Compared to other operating system updates, tvOS 17.4 updates are often minor in scale, focusing on bug fixes and other small improvements. We did not find new features during the tvOS 17.4 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.

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Top Rated Comments

NetMage Avatar
15 weeks ago

Hope to see more improvements to the Apple TV app.
I’d be happy if they just stopped pushing AppleTV+ advertisements all over the home screen and focused on what is available / subscribed. There is a whole tab for AppleTV+ already.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NetMage Avatar
15 weeks ago
“Compared to other operating system updates, tvOS 17.4 updates are often minor in scale”
Is that from your extensive experience with all the other tvOS 17.4 updates?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nuckinfutz Avatar
15 weeks ago
I like my ATV but truth but told I rarely look forward to updates because it's on a very unambitious update path.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macs Pain Avatar
15 weeks ago
This update broke CEC over HDMI…
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Crow_Servo Avatar
15 weeks ago
Hope to see more improvements to the Apple TV app.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
minee Avatar
15 weeks ago

Yup, same here. It still responds to source selection commands (so switching inputs to the Apple TV wakes it up), but everything else is broken.

It does not respond to normal remote button presses anymore, or to e.g. menu commands (CEC message ID 44, for instance, used to bring up control center).

I'm hoping to have time over the weekend to capture CEC logs from my TV and submit a bug report. It feels like all CEC commands even on other devices are somehow sluggish, so maybe it's even spamming the chain with broken messages.
Same issue here.

After updating to tvOS 17.4 my Mi tv remote does not work anymore. Cannot control Apple TV anymore. 17.3 has not issues at all. CEC is working fine before update to 17.4.

Is there anyway I can roll back to 17.3. Instead of using 1 remote, now I need 2 remotes, to control the TV and control AppleTV.

I hope a fix is coming up soon.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)