Apple TV 6.0 update (teaser 001)

The Apple TV 6.0 update that Apple pulled over the weekend is now once again available as an over-the-air download. The software features a number of new features, including support for iTunes Radio and more.

Following the update’s initial release on Friday, there were several reports that the update caused errors for users, forcing them into a full iTunes restore. The newly updated software supposedly fixes those issues…

As noted by 9to5Mac, the newly-available version of the ATV software carries a build number of 11A502, which is different than the old 11A470e version, indicating that Apple has made some changes to the firmware.

Per usual, the 6.0 update for your Apple TV can either be installed by visiting the device’s Settings menu and navigating to General > Update Software, or by connecting it to iTunes. Obviously, both require Internet.

In addition to iTunes Radio support, Apple TV software 6.0 includes a new feature called AirPlay from iCloud, a new iTunes Music Store application that lets you stream previous purchases, and a revamped Podcast app.

  • mattkin22

    6.0 is buggy as hell with native and AirPlay YouTube videos…hope they release an update soon…

  • CPVideoMaker101

    My apple tv got bricked .-.

  • Frozen Bee .GFKS

    wtf, no “iOS 7 design”??

    + obviously it’s not good to update, if bugs are still there

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      I disagree with you there. I understand that Apple likely has other priorities but what exactly does an iOS 7 re-design involve as far as the Apple TV is concerned? If I was to take a guess I’d say re-designed channel icons and throw in some dynamic wallpapers for the fun of it but that’s it…

  • Pete Humphries

    Air playit doesn’t seem to work properly with the new update. 100% of the servers resources get used up and the video buffers for minutes at a time. Is there any way to downgrade to the previous version?

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Use iTunes and a micro USB cable. This will only work if Apple is signing that version of software. If they are you should be able to find the download on iDB’s ‘Download’ page…

  • Mohammed Sahib

    People use iTunes to update and if you find airplay to be buggy, disable iCould playback in ATV settings. It worked for me. Now my only complaint is the occasional jerky animation/transitions.

  • Craig Keller

    Just updated mine. Taking forever to connect to any of the web related services. Netflix works terribly.