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

tvOS 15.5

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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 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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