Apple Releases tvOS 12.2.1 for Fourth and Fifth-Generation Apple TV

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Apple today released tvOS 12.2.1, the sixth update to the tvOS 12 operating system designed for fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS 12.2.1 comes a little over two weeks after the release of tvOS 12.2.

    tvOS 12.2.1 is a free update that can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the Apple TV by going to System --> Software Update. Apple TV owners who have automatic software updates turned on will be upgraded to tvOS 12.2.1 automatically.

    [​IMG]

    It's not clear what's been fixed in tvOS 12.2.1, but given that it's a minor 12.x.x update, it likely addresses bugs and other issues that were found in tvOS 12.2.

    Apple does not provide release notes for tvOS updates, making it difficult to determine what might be new or improved in the operating system.

    The prior update, tvOS 12.2, introduced new AirPlay 2 features, allowing users to ask Siri to play specific media on an Apple TV or third-party TV (support coming soon) from an iOS device.

    Article Link: Apple Releases tvOS 12.2.1 for Fourth and Fifth-Generation Apple TV
     
  2. Mr. Donahue macrumors 6502

    Mr. Donahue

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    #2
    I bet they improve nothing. I bet what is actually happening is they are collecting data for what you watch and how long you watch etc... same with phones. They want info.
     
  3. centauratlas macrumors 65816

    centauratlas

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2003
    Location:
    Florida
    #3
    It is odd to see a tvOS bumped like this prior to an iOS bump. e.g. Usually the .x tvOS update arrives after the corresponding iOS .x update.

    To me that says it was something non-minor or at least something important (to Apple) to fix.
     
  4. Lancetx macrumors 68000

    Lancetx

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Location:
    Texas
    #4
  5. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68000

    H3LL5P4WN

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Location:
    Pittsburgh PA
    #5
    Anyone know if it's possible to get an Apple TV4K with 12.3b2 on it to downgrade to this?
     
  6. Jimmy Bubbles macrumors 6502

    Jimmy Bubbles

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    #6
    I wonder if there will be an iOS update to follow.
     
  7. _THX1138 macrumors newbie

    _THX1138

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2019
    #7
    Since tvOS 12.2 my Apple TV 4K stopped connecting via CEC with A/V and TV not turning devices on/off anymore. I unplugged and reset HDMI cables to no avail. Issue persist with 12.2.1
     
  8. Jimmy Bubbles macrumors 6502

    Jimmy Bubbles

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    #8
    Well that must be frustrating.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 10, 2019 ---
    Maybe this fixes something with the iOS remote? I’ve noticed since 12.2, and then updating the remote app that it never remembers my TV anymore.
     
  9. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2013
    #9
    Marco Arment spoke about this on a recent Accidental Tech Podcast. I think a few episodes back. If you check the show notes of recent episodes, you can go listen. One week he spoke about the problem which sounds exactly the same as yours, the next week he read out solutions provided by listeners.

    CEC is notoriously unreliable though.
     
  10. Mefisto macrumors 6502a

    Mefisto

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2015
    Location:
    The North
    #10
    Remote keyboard (from the notification) still seems borked (i.e. the wheel just keeps spinning while it tries to connect). Has been for some time now. While it works as it should from the Remote app, I much preferred to just interact with the notification instead of diving into the app everytime.

    Just me or are others experiencing this as well?
     
  11. errol macrumors 6502

    errol

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
  12. chipfiev macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    #12
    I'm having the exact same issue. So glad to know I'm not alone...
     
  13. ersan191, Apr 10, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019

    ersan191 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2013
    #13
    iOS remote and lockscreen widget seem more stable now? Volume rocker works consistently, I have contextual forward/back buttons (at least on the lockscreen) that don’t get confused or disappear, same with volume on the lockscreen. I can actually tap and then scrub through video on control center remote again as well. I had a ton of problems on .2

    Don’t know if it will last this time.

    There’s still no contextual skip forward/back buttons on the control center remote anymore, I think they may have been removed which is a bummer.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 10, 2019 ---
    Works fine for me, fwiw
     
  14. Mefisto macrumors 6502a

    Mefisto

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2015
    Location:
    The North
    #14
    Well that sucks, but indeed, nice to now I'm not the only one with this situation either.

    Thanks for chiming in! Has it always worked like it should, and on the off chance that it hasn't, how did you fix it?
     
  15. pauloregan macrumors newbie

    pauloregan

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2017
    #15
    It’s fixed the random and frequent screen flashing on my lgc8.
     
  16. BuddyTronic macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    #16
    How much were you wanting to bet? :)
     
  17. jimac macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2005
    #17
    I've got hundreds of apps on my Apple TV and lately its download speed has sometimes slowed to a crawl, but never as bad as this morning. Using Spectrum Cable today my iPad Pro downloaded at its usual 350 Mbps while the Apple TV at times was less than 1 Mbps! When it finally got up to around 10 Mbps I checked to see if there was a tvOS update, and happily there was. I downloaded and installed tvOS 12.2.1 and now my Apple TV is back to normal, almost as fast as my iPad Pro running iOS 12.2!

    For me, this is a HUGE update. I've always been using my Apple TV far more than my Cable box since the day it came out back in 2007. It's nice that it is running perfectly again! By the way, here's how I've set mine up over the past dozen years:

    AppleTV4K_menu_layout-50%.jpg
     
  18. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    #18
    I thought you were kidding when you said at the start that you had hundreds of apps installed. I would venture a guess that you have more apps installed on your Apple TV than 99% of Apple TV owners. Wow.
     
  19. gigatoaster macrumors regular

    gigatoaster

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2018
    Location:
    Singapore
  20. ersan191 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2013
  21. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

    DeepIn2U

    Joined:
    May 30, 2002
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    #21
    Damn I thought maybe they fix the YouTube scroll bar shoot!
     
  22. k1121j macrumors 6502a

    k1121j

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    #22
    I can tell ya it’s one of those updates that make the UI slow and push you towards ordering a new Apple TV. Things that were snappy last year are already not desirable to use I have 5 Apple TV’s and all but one that has not need updated are like this. Thanks Apple I’m sure you don’t slow down devices.
     
  23. Sedulous, Apr 10, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019

    Sedulous macrumors 68020

    Sedulous

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    #23
    I actually spoke with Apple today regarding a minor issue where episodes are not incrementing after playback. They said it was a known issue... maybe this update (12.2.1) fixes that? Testing now.

    Edit: Yes, 12.2.1 seems to have fixed issue. At least that is one thing they fixed.
     
  24. ersan191 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2013
    #24
    Make sure to keep your tinfoil hat on m8
     
  25. Sedulous macrumors 68020

    Sedulous

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    #25
    No UI lag noticed on my AppleTV4k.
     

Share This Page