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 Apple Releases tvOS 15.5 for Apple TV HD Over Air and Re- Installation

Apple Releases tvOS 15.5 for Apple TV HD Over Air and Re- Installation

tvOS 15.5 Apple released tvOS 15.5, watchOS 8.6, and HomePod Software 15.5 to the public on Monday, after the release of iOS 15.5 and macOS Monterey 12.4 to all users. With no big changes, the updates deliver overall improvements. With WWDC and the announcement of Apple’s operating systems for 2022 coming up in a few weeks (see “WWDC 2022 Stays Virtual Starting June 6,” 5 April 2022)

Today’s releases of iOS 15.5, iPadOS 15.5, macOS 12.4 Monterey, watchOS 8.6, tvOS 15.5, and HomePod Software 15.5 are likely to be the final ones with new features. These aren’t significant updates, but they do offer a few modest new features in the Podcasts and Wallet apps, as well as a few bug patches and a slew of security enhancements, though none for actively exploited vulnerabilities.

You can wait a week or so to install these updates unless you’re having an issue that Apple has specifically addressed.

tvOS 15.5

tvOS 15.5

  • Apple doesn’t say what’s new in tvOS 15.5, so we’re guessing it mainly resolves some issues and improves the operating system’s performance for Apple TV customers.
  • Apple TV HD (4th generation) and later owners can now get the update. Go to Settings > System > Software Update to get the most recent version of tvOS.
  • Apple seeded the tvOS 15.5 release candidate to developers on Thursday for testing. The latest RC arrives one week after the Apple TV operating system’s fourth beta seed.
  • The Apple TV 4K (1st and 2nd generation) and the Apple TV HD are compatible with tvOS 15.5 RC. The new beta may be downloaded to a compatible Apple TV with the appropriate profile installed, which can be done using Xcode.

We don’t know what’s in the RC, but tvOS upgrades often focus on under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements rather than substantial outward-facing changes, aside from the customary annual OS revisions. Users should not install any betas (or release candidates) on their daily driver Apple TV.

According to MacTrast and Apple, especially early betas of new operating systems. Instead, only install betas on a device that will be used for testing.tvOS 15.5

Over-the-air installation of the tvOS beta

If you’ve never done this before, you’ll need a Mac, Apple Configurator, and the newest version of Xcode to install the tvOS beta Configuration Profile totally wirelessly. Over-the-air upgrades only the system software; your Apple TV’s setup and apps should remain unchanged.

  • Go to on your Mac. Then select Discover.
  • Select tvOS. Then select Download.
  • To log in, use your developer login and password.
  • Scroll down to the right of the tvOS 15 beta configuration profile and hit the blue Download icon. Make sure the profile is saved to your Desktop. From the Mac App Store, download the Apple Configurator app.
  • Connect your Apple TV HD or 4K to a power outlet.
  • Connect your Mac to the same wireless network as your Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K. On your Mac, launch Xcode. Make sure you have the most recent version installed.
  • In the menu bar, select Window. Select Simulators and Devices.
  • On your Apple TV, go to Settings. Choose your remote controls and devices.
  • Select Devices and Remote App. When the Apple TV displays in the left column under Discovered in Xcode, pick it.
  • On your Apple TV, enter the code that displays. The Apple TV and Xcode will work together. On your Mac, launch Apple Configurator.
  • In Apple Configurator, select your Apple TV. In Apple Configurator, drag the tvOS 15 Configuration Profile from your desktop to the Apple TV icon. Apple TV will be set up to run the tvOS 15 beta.

The latest tvOS should now be detected by your Apple TV and downloaded and installed like any other update. If you’ve already configured your Apple TV in this manner, all you have to do now is download the profile, open Apple Configurator, and drag it to your Apple TV.

tvOS 15.5

How to reinstall the tvOS beta image via USB-C (4th generation Apple TV HD only)

  1. If you have an Apple TV 4th generation, you can install the restored image using a USB-C connector.
  2. Go to on your Mac.
  3. Then select Discover.
  4. Select tvOS.
  5. Then select Download.
  6. To log in, use your developer login and password.
  7. For the Apple TV HD, select the tvOS 15 restore image.
  8. Near the top of the page, click Applications.
  9. To the right of Xcode 13, click the blue Download icon.
  10. On your Mac, install Xcode 13.
  11. Connect the Apple TV HD (4th Generation) to the wall outlet.
  12. Using a USB-C cable, connect your Apple TV HD (4th Generation) to your Mac.
  13. Start iTunes.
  14. When your Apple TV appears in iTunes, select it.
  15. Click Check for Updates while holding down the Option key.
  16. Go to the tvOS 15 beta you downloaded in step 3 and click it.
  17. Connect your Apple TV to your television once iTunes has updated it, and you’re ready to go.

tvOS 15.5

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Q1: What is the purpose of tvOS 15?

tvOS 15 included additional security camera functionalities that work with HomeKit. HomeKit cameras sent notifications to the Apple TV in tvOS 14, but in tvOS 15, cameras are displayed in a grid layout. This view will be available through the Control Center or the fullscreen camera view.

Q2: How can I get the latest version of tvOS on my Apple TV?

on the Apple TV Select Update Software from System > Software Updates. A notice occurs if an update is available. To begin downloading, select Download and Install.

Q3: Is it too late to upgrade my Mac?

Apple deems a Mac to be “vintage” if it was released between 5 and 7 years ago, and obsolete if it was released more than 7 years ago. Service and support are no longer available for obsolete Macs. Updates for security are no longer available.

Q4: What is the procedure for obtaining TV OS 15?

  1. Go to on your Mac.
  2. Then select Discover.
  3. Select tvOS.
  4. Then select Download.
  5. To log in, use your developer login and password.
  6. For the Apple TV HD, select the tvOS 15 restore image.

Q5: Is it worthwhile to get Apple TV?

Cord-cutters who want to save money may consider Apple TV+. It’s well worth the money for families looking for unique, high-quality entertainment. It’s also a great choice for anyone who wants to test something other than the big three (Hulu, Netflix, and Disney+).

Q6: Is my Apple TV outdated?

If you have an Apple TV 3 or older, it will not run the same version of TV OS as the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K devices since it is too old and lacks the necessary hardware. Apple TV (4th generation) was released in 2015, over four years ago.

Q7: Is my Mac too old for the 2021 update?

While a Mac that can’t update to Monterey can still be used, the inability to do so indicates that your Mac is approaching obsolescence. Your Mac is more than seven years old. Apple deems a Mac to be “vintage” if it was released between 5 and 7 years ago, and obsolete if it was released more than 7 years ago.

Jennie Marquez

Jennie Marquez

Jennie B. Marquez is a TV presenter, writer, and video producer. Also, Khaleesi, despite the fact that she does not legally control any land, army, or dragons. Yet.
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