tvOS 16.3.3 fixes pesky remote bug on latest Apple TV 4K | Cult of Mac

tvOS 16.3.3 fixes pesky remote bug on latest Apple TV 4K


Apple TV 4K with Siri Remote
The Siri Remote should once again communicate with your 2022 Apple TV 4K.
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Apple released tvOS 16.3.3 on Monday, but it makes only a single change: it fixes a connection bug that’s caused problems with the Siri Remote since the latest Apple TV 4K version debuted in late 2022.

The update is available only for that model. Users of other versions shouldn’t waste time looking for it.

Finally, a fix for Apple TV 4K remote connection problems

Some users of the Apple TV 4K (3rd generation) that premiered in November 2022 have been experiencing connection difficulties with the Siri Remote for months. It seems Apple finally tracked down the source of the problem and introduced a bug-fix update.

The release notes for tvOS 16.3.3 state simply, “This update fixes an issue where the Siri Remote can become unresponsive on Apple TV 4K (3rd generation).”

That’s the single change made by the new version. And no other versions of the streaming box have the bug so tvOS 16.3.3 was only released for that one model.

How to install tvOS 16.3.3

To download and install the latest software update for a 2022 Apple TV 4K, go to the Settings app on the Apple TV. Then click through to System, then click on Software Updates, then click on Update Software.


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