Apple Releases 4.4.1 Update for Apple TV, But You Don’t Want to Install It

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Apple pushed out another update to its Apple TV yesterday which was set to fix a number of bugs in the 4.4 firmware, however, version 4.4.1 comes with a major issue of its own, so we’re suggesting you ignore this update for the time being.

When 9to5Mac reported the update yesterday, its story was followed by a stack of comments from disgruntled users whose Apple TVs were bricked after installing the latest firmware. One reader warns others about not updating:

Careful, it just bricked my apple TV….gave me the iTunes logo and a mini usb sign….plugging into my mac now…wish me luck….

Many say that they can bring their devices back to life by plugging them into their computers and restoring via iTunes, however, it seems the best option right now is to just steer clear of the 4.4.1 update altogether.

We’ve reached out to Apple for a comment on this, but we’d expect to see another Apple TV update to rectify the issue in the coming days.

Have you had problems updating your Apple TV?