tvOS 16.1 Features, Problems Fixed, New Issues & Bugs

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Posted in News by Vlad on October 24, 2022

tvOS 16.1 update

Apple has released tvOS 16.1 build number 20K71 for Apple TV HD & 4K (1st and 2nd gen). This update brings new features like iCloud Share Photo Library as well as bug fixes and performance improvements! Check out the new issues too!

tvOS 16.1 Features

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According to the What’s New section available in the System settings after the update we’re informed that:

  • 1. iCloud Shared Photo Library is available on Apple TV. However, you have to create one first on your iPhone, iPad or Mac to enjoy the shared pictures on your big screen!
  • 2. Matter support for using Apple TV as home hub. This allows users to control Matter accessories via Siri commands and from the Home app.
  • To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)

tvOS 16.1 Issues

New problems surfacing after this update are mentioned here along with available fixes or workarounds:

  • To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)
  • Fact: Other know issues are also mentioned by Apple in the Developers release notes.

tvOS 16.1 Update

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  • You can download this version, over-the-air, in Settings -> System -> Software Updates.
  • Select Download and Install and be patient until tvOS 16.1 is updated to your Apple TV.
  • Important: This version includes a significant number of security fixes. You can review all of them in the security document published by Apple.

tvOS 16.1 Problems Fixed

Apple TV users have reported over a dozen issues while running tvOS 16.0.

We’ve forwarded most of these complaints to Apple and expect some of them to be fixed in this release. Please share your feedback in the comments and let us know what has been patched:

  • 1. Apple TV remote app not able to change TV volume, using iPhone Volume Buttons. (Status: ?)
  • 2. Apple TV remote battery draining fast. (Status: ?)
  • 3. Apple TV remote not recognised by third-party apps. (Status: ?)
  • 4. HDMI Connection issues (Status: ?)
  • 5. Dolby Atmos sound droup-outs on Netflix. (Status: ?)
  • 6. Apple TV status light won’t turn off. (Status: ?)
  • 7. High pitched sound when connecting third-party Bluetooth speakers. (Status: ?)
  • 8. Mute button not working on Siri remote. (Status: ?)
  • To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)

Have you installed tvOS 16.1 on Apple TV? What’s your feedback? Did you notice any changes not mentioned in this article? What about new bugs? Share your findings in the comments!

Related: Apple has also rolled out iOS 16.1 (20B82), iPadOS 16.1 (20B82), macOS Ventura 13 (22A380), watchOS 9.1 (20S75), HomePod 16.1, macOS 12.6.1 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.1.


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