How To Update Apps On Apple TV 4k

How To Update Apps On Apple TV 4k

Apps are slowly replacing cable TV in this digital age. At a press conference in September 2015, Apple’s senior vice president of services, Eddy Cue, declared that “the future of TV is apps,” but apps require updates.

It’s still simple to update apps on an Apple TV 4K, unlike updating apps on your other devices. Apple TV comes with the automatic app update feature turned on. You can choose to keep this setting or turn it off at any point in time.

On your Apple TV, you can manually update your installed apps as well as turn on and off automatic updates. Follow the steps listed below to do this.

How to turn on and off automatic updates on Apple TV

It’s simple to set up tvOS to update your apps automatically. Here’s how to activate and deactivate the feature.

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Steps to turn Apple TV apps automatic update off
  1. Go into Settings
  2. Scroll down to Apps
  3. Click on Automatically Update Apps to turn the feature ON or OFF
  4. It will indicate which position it is in on the right of the menu
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Enable automatic app updates on Apple TV

Automatic Updates can be turned on or off at any time.

You will need to update each app individually if you disable automatic updates, which require you to access the Apple TV App Store. If you would like to still update your apps manually after deactivating the automatic update feature, here is how to go about it.

How to update apps on an Apple TV manually

You might want to manually update your apps even though automatic updates make the process simpler and easier. Follow these steps to update the apps manually.

  1. Go into Settings
  2. Scroll down to Apps
  3. Click on Automatically Update Apps until it says OFF on the right of it
  4. Go into the App Store
  5. Search for the app you want to update
  6. Select the app when you found it
  7. If there is an Update button, then an update is available. If there is an Open button, then there is no update available.
  8. Click on the Update button – if available – and the app will start updating

Keeping up with app updates is important since they assist to improve security, offering new features, and solving bugs. You can ensure that your apps are running the most recent version and that you have access to all the new features by setting your Apple TV to update your apps for you automatically.