Apple TVs get update for tvOS 12.1

tvOS 12 now available with Dolby Atmos and new screensavers for Apple TV owners

Following the wave of upcoming updates today, Apple is also releasing the final release of tvOS 12 (build 16J364, same as version Golden master released last week).

Who can upgrade?

If you are on tvOS 11, you can upgrade your Apple TV normally tvOS 12 supports exactly the same devices your predecessor opened; this the Fourth generation Apple TV and the Apple TV 4K.

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What's the news?

Unlike other updates, tvOS 12 is a more timely update without great news. Still, some may make the eyes (and ears) of users, such as tech support Dolby atmosphere sound that, in compatible content, ‚Äúmoves‚ÄĚ 3D audio all around the room and creates a total immersive feel like a home theater would.

To complement the news, Ma is creating a special section in the iTunes Store with content that brings technology support and updating the user library with new versions of movies or series that make sound in Dolby Atmos, for free.

Another interesting news Zero sign-on, an evolution of the resource Single sign-on last year that allows you to access content from various streaming Without even having to enter a password, the system takes care of authenticating your identity with them after an initial setup. The tool, of course, will only be available with compatible services and initially only work in the US, but should expand rapidly.

New tvOS 12 screensaver

We still have a lot of new screensavers embedded, with stunning full-screen images of Earth filmed by astronauts at the International Space Station. And speaking of screensavers, they now bear the name of where they were filmed (to put an end to that curiosity you had).

Finally, Apple added compatibility with remotes from leading home automation systems to browse Apple TV and search with Siri.

How to upgrade?

Very simple: Just open the Settings app on your Apple TV and go to Software Update System. The update will already be listed there as available and you can click it to download and install it. If you wish, you can also enable the option to install updates automatically so you don't have to worry about it the next time.

All done OTA (over-the-air) and you don't have to do anything until the end of the process, but depending on your internet connection and traffic on Apple's servers (which should be high in those early days), the update may take a few hours.

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