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How to Update Apps on Apple TV [Manually & Automatically]

Not sure how to update apps on your Apple TV? This simple guide will help you.

Apple TV is one of the popular streaming devices used to stream media over the internet. Like the iPhone and iPad, you can install apps to access different media. After installing the apps, you need to update them regularly in order to get the latest updates, bug fixes, new features and content, etc. If you’re one among the users who don’t know how to update apps on Apple TV, we will show you the detailed step-by-step procedure to do the same.

Before updating the apps, learn how to download Apps on Apple TV?

How to update Apps on your Apple TV 4th and 5th generation (4K)?

You can enable the Automatic Updates on your Apple TV 4 and Apple TV 4K to update the apps automatically. You can enable this from the built-in settings.

Step 1: Open Settings app on your Apple TV.

Step 2: Select the Apps menu.

Step 3: Enable Automatically Update Apps if it is turned off.

Update Apps on Apple TV Automatically

That’s it. Your apps will be updated automatically whenever your streaming device is powered on and connected to the internet.

In case, if you haven’t enabled the Automatic update feature, you can also update the apps manually from the App Store.

Step 1: Open App Store and use the search bar to find the app which you need to update.

Update Apps on Apple TV Manually

Step 2: If there is an update, an icon labelled as Update will appear instead of Open. Click Update.

Step 3: Depending on the update size and your internet connection speed, the process will take the appropriate time to complete.

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How to update Apps on your Apple TV 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation?

Unlike Apple TV 4 and 4K, earlier generations lack the support to download apps from the App store. You can use only the apps that are pre-installed on your streaming device. Hence, the update for pre-installed apps will be pushed to you through the firmware update. Upon updating the firmware, the apps will be updated to the latest version.

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