Apple releases tvOS 16.3 with minor enhancements

Alongside the HomePod software version 16.3 update that Apple launched on Tuesday, it seems that even the Apple TV has received the 16.3 badge of honor.

Apple TV sitting underneath a huge Samsung smart TV.

The new tvOS 16.3 software update can be downloaded and installed on any compatible Apple TV by visiting the Software Update section in the Settings app, but while the version number suggests major changes moving from 16.2 to 16.3, that doesn’t appear to be the case this time around.

As noted on Apple’s “About Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD software updates” page, tvOS 16.3 only comprises of “general performance and stability improvements.”

While important, this means that end users probably won’t notice any difference in usability, features, or aesthetics after updating their Apple TV’s software to tvOS 16.3. Instead, they’re minor under-the-hood improvements.

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