Two major updates for Apple’s accessories

tvOS 15.5.1

After iOS 15.6 in public beta, Apple has rolled out version 15.5.1 of tvOS, the operating system that powers both theApple TV 4K first generation, its second edition and the high definition model. According to the publisher, this is an update of security. It is therefore better to check that it is downloaded as soon as possible in order to fill a possible loophole that could endanger your personal information.

Apple doesn’t specify which patches are included, but that’s not uncommon. It also seems that no additional functionality is included here.

To automatically update your third generation Apple TV, the procedure is as follows:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Choose General
  3. Go to Software update
  4. Activate the option Update automatically

This way, you will no longer have to install each new version manually. Be careful though, because for theAppleTV HD or the Apple TV 4K the method is a bit different:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Choose System
  3. Go to Software update
  4. Activate the option Update automatically

HomePod Software 15.5.1

At the same time, Apple also released software version 15.5.1 for its connected speakers (HomePod or HomePod mini). Here it is about fix a bug which stopped playing music after a while. Not much more is known, but it is better to install the program here too for security reasons.

Updating your HomePod or HomePod mini couldn’t be simpler:

  1. Open the Home app from an iPad or iPhone associated with the same iCloud account as your HomePod
  2. Select Residence
  3. Go to Home settings
  4. Touch Software update
  5. Touch HomePod to activate the automatic updates (in this way, there is no need to perform this manipulation again later)

If you notice any improvements other than those described in this article, please let us know in the comments and we’ll share them. It happens that some subtle changes are published by Apple without the public being informed immediately.

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