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Apple Releases tvOS 15.5 for Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K

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Apple Releases tvOS 15.5 for Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K

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Apple today released tvOS 15.5, the fifth major update to the tvOS operating system that first launched in September 2021. tvOS 15.5 comes more than two months after the release of tvOS 15.4, an update that brought support for captive WiFi networks.
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tvOS 15.5 can be downloaded over the air on the Apple TV through the Settings app by going to System > Software Update. ‌‌‌‌‌‌Apple TV‌‌‌‌‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates enabled will be upgraded to tvOS 15.5 automatically.

Apple's tvOS updates are typically more minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes, performance updates, and small tweaks rather than major outward-facing changes. There were no new features discovered in tvOS 15.5 during the beta testing process, so it's not yet clear what's included in the update.

Apple does not offer detailed release notes for its tvOS updates, but the company does offer some tvOS information through the tvOS support document.

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ouimetnick

macrumors 68040
Aug 28, 2008 3,550 6,317 Beverly, Massachusetts
HomePod software version 15.5 is also available. Weighs in at 467.7 MB
If there isn't anything major, shouldn't it be 15.4.1?

Alfred.Woodden

macrumors regular
Dec 19, 2007 Norway
If there isn't anything major, shouldn't it be 15.4.1?
Agreed. And why do they share release notes for macOS, iOS, watchOS, homepodOS etc etc but never tvOS?

snak-atak

macrumors newbie
Mar 9, 2022
I'm not sure when it was released, but the Tungnaa Iceland Highlands aereal screensaver is horrible. I did a quick search and it appears that this screensaver was added back in December, but my AppleTV must've just downloaded. For the past week, this is the first aerial that pops up and I HATE IT.

According to Apple, you cannot delete a specific screensaver, you can only disable a theme which in my opinion is not helpful. For this one, I have to disable earth scenery, which also disables the aerials of Hawaii which I really like, but that's the only way to get rid of this hideous one.
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StudioMacs

macrumors 6502
Apr 7, 2022
If there isn't anything major, shouldn't it be 15.4.1?
Probably just keeping all the iOS version naming consistent, but I don’t think any of them have any major features that warrant going to .5

Edit: unless universal control coming out of beta on iPadOS was enough to tip the scale?
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StudioMacs

macrumors 6502
Apr 7, 2022
I'm not sure when it was released, but the Tungnaa Iceland Highlands aereal screensaver is horrible. I did a quick search and it appears that this screensaver was added back in December, but my AppleTV must've just downloaded. For the past week, this is the first aerial that pops up and I HATE IT.

According to Apple, you cannot delete a specific screensaver, you can only disable a theme which in my opinion is not helpful. For this one, I have to disable earth scenery, which also disables the aerials of Hawaii which I really like, but that's the only way to get rid of this hideous one.
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Definitely nothing to do with this software update or article, but personally I like it as a change of pace.

sjsharksfan12

macrumors 6502a
Jun 29, 2020 San Jose, CA
I always get excited for new updates until I remember that TVOS is probably the least developed (Innovative?) thing in Apple's arsenal and I wonder why bother?

Gator5000e

macrumors 6502
Jan 27, 2018
I'm not sure when it was released, but the Tungnaa Iceland Highlands aereal screensaver is horrible. I did a quick search and it appears that this screensaver was added back in December, but my AppleTV must've just downloaded. For the past week, this is the first aerial that pops up and I HATE IT.

According to Apple, you cannot delete a specific screensaver, you can only disable a theme which in my opinion is not helpful. For this one, I have to disable earth scenery, which also disables the aerials of Hawaii which I really like, but that's the only way to get rid of this hideous one.
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Can't you just swipe to the next one?

DinkThifferent

macrumors 6502a
Oct 18, 2018 2,538 The Netherlands
If there isn't anything major, shouldn't it be 15.4.1?
You mean this one?
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jackietreeh0rn

macrumors regular
Apr 13, 2018
"Apple's tvOS updates are typically more minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes, performance updates, and small tweaks rather than major outward-facing changes. There were no new features discovered in tvOS 15.5 during the beta testing process, so it's not yet clear what's included in the update."

This could be said about almost every tvOS update, lol.
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StudioMacs

macrumors 6502
Apr 7, 2022
"Apple's tvOS updates are typically more minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes, performance updates, and small tweaks rather than major outward-facing changes. There were no new features discovered in tvOS 15.5 during the beta testing process, so it's not yet clear what's included in the update."

This could be said about almost every tvOS update, lol.
The behind the scenes stuff, like resolving HomeKit issues, is some of the most useful stuff even if it’s not exciting.
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JoeShades

macrumors 65816
Sep 1, 2010 1,290 Williamstown, NJ
Can't you just swipe to the next one?
It is easier to come here and complain

_Spinn_

macrumors 68000
Nov 6, 2020 1,973 4,801 Wisconsin
tvOS really feels like the forgotten OS at Apple. Seems like the only reason it gets updates is because it shares components with iOS.

thatJohann

macrumors 65816
Jul 5, 2013 1,192 NYC
Is this a different build than the tvOS 15.5 RC released last week?

ToxicBlue

macrumors member
Apr 13, 2020
Hope it fixes the issue where the AirPods max disconnects from the Apple TV if you don't use them for some minutes and then refuse to connect again.

Demigod Mac

macrumors 6502a
Apr 25, 2008
Will be happy if this fixes that Dolby Atmos cutting out intermittently issue.
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AppleTO

macrumors 6502
Oct 31, 2018 Toronto, Canada
I kind of wish Apple TV’s went back to their original way of updating, which was having their own version numbers that are based on an iOS version. Now it just feels like tvOS constantly gets updates that don’t seem to offer much, or at least according to Apple.

I know they are getting security updates that the other iOS devices get, but it still looks misleading.

CarAnalogy

macrumors member
Jun 9, 2021
I'm not sure when it was released, but the Tungnaa Iceland Highlands aereal screensaver is horrible. I did a quick search and it appears that this screensaver was added back in December, but my AppleTV must've just downloaded. For the past week, this is the first aerial that pops up and I HATE IT.

According to Apple, you cannot delete a specific screensaver, you can only disable a theme which in my opinion is not helpful. For this one, I have to disable earth scenery, which also disables the aerials of Hawaii which I really like, but that's the only way to get rid of this hideous one.
Set your settings to update screensavers more often. It'll rotate out.

EmilGH

macrumors newbie
Jun 22, 2010 10036
Is this a different build than the tvOS 15.5 RC released last week?
They rarely post build numbers. I wish they posted them on the regular…

snak-atak

macrumors newbie
Mar 9, 2022
Can't you just swipe to the next one?
I could, but it’s so irritating. And I’m not holding onto the remote every single minute like when I’m listening to music. Why can‘t they just provide a way to delete/inactivate specific aerials without having to disable the whole group of them?
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StudioMacs

macrumors 6502
Apr 7, 2022
I could, but it’s so irritating. And I’m not holding onto the remote every single minute like when I’m listening to music. Why can‘t they just provide a way to delete/inactivate specific aerials without having to disable the whole group of them?
Because it’s a development expense in time and money that could go into features more people want.

stoneagem

macrumors newbie
Sep 1, 2021 Germany
Does it resolve the laggy Siri Volume Control?

w5jck

macrumors 65816
Nov 9, 2013 1,090 1,422
Maybe they just gave up on squashing bugs and gave them pet names. tvOS pets, or pests, we are stuck with. At least it isn’t as buggy as iPadOS 15 or Monterey. I shudder to think what nightmarish OSes we will get next month. Probably more bugs and features we don’t want…

RedTomato

macrumors 601
Mar 4, 2005 4,135 .. London ..
I'm not getting my hopes up that this will fix the subtitles (captions) issue with the BBC app. Due to an obscure interaction between the way Apple defines subtitles and the way the BBC handles subtitles, the BBC app has no subtitles. So BBC is inaccessible to half of my family. Slightly starting to regret buying this Apple TV.

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