ATV SW Update 7.1

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by campyguy, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. campyguy macrumors 68040

    Mar 21, 2014
  2. Thun77 macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2015
    This caught my eye:
    Whats later than 3rd gen? Secret unannounced stuff maby :)
  3. 2010mini macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2013
  4. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    Pretty sure this means 3rd Gen and 3rd Gen Rev A
  5. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    Seems like they also improved AirPlay with that update, maybe it is in combination with iOS 8.2
    AirPlay when apple TV is sleeping seems to work properly again and it also starts air playing very fast like it used to. I had some problems with that and so far both issues seem gone.
    However I do still get the cut outs where AirPlay just completely stops, as if my router was turned off. Happens like once every 2 days or so and it already happened once since I updated.
  6. apollomarv macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2014
    Apple completely revamped the BT stack with iOS 8.2, to better support the watch. Maybe that's helped out Airplay :)
  7. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    What does BT stack mean?
  8. apollomarv macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2014
  9. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Bluetooth stack.
  10. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    Haha I took a guess that BT stood for Bluetooth.
    I was more confused about stack, heard that word before but not sure what it actually means. :(
  11. iSunrise macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2012
    Great update, indeed.

    I can also confirm that finally, the wake-up from sleep bug is fixed and also that the AppleTV seems to react more quickly over WiFi, it instantly starts to play when you start AirPlay.

    Like you stated already, these changes really need iOS 8.2 on iPhone/iPad, too, because I have tested with an updated Apple TV first and iPhone still on 8.1.3 and there wasn't any change. Seems that the introduced bugs weren't actually in AppleTV firmware, but in iOS from the very beginning.
  12. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    Interesting in regards to it being ios 8.2, I thought it might be.
    Need to test with OS X 10.10.2 because I had the same issues there.
  13. Thun77 macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2015
    Ah okay, makes seens then :)
  14. sodapop1 Suspended


    Sep 7, 2014
    Interesting, I installed the update this morning and apparently the movies/TV section of the iTunes store is having problems. The ATV can't connect to it, the iTunes app on my iPhone crashes whenever I try to access the movie section and from my MBP I can only bring up a few sections of the Movies homepage.
  15. StevenB14 macrumors regular


    May 23, 2012
    I really hope that's the end of the wake from sleep issues. As much as clicking the remote first isn't that time consuming it was a bit of a pain, especially since my remote likes to disappear between the couch cushions.
  16. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    I have done some more testing. Wake for sleep seems fine like I said, had no issues so far. Playing YouTube etc also works very fast again. However I have still issues with iTunes cloud music (songs not saved on device) not playing reliably on the Apple tv. They either take ages to start playing or their just never play when AirPlay is on. Once they play tho it seems to be working fine but getting there is still iffy. Will check OS X tonight but I pressume we have to wait until 10.10.3 for the fixes there.


    Seems to be fixed for me, at least using iOS 8.2. As someone said above apparently it is iOS related and not the apple tv firmware.
    I suppose that means on OS X there still will be the same issues until 10.10.3 is released.
  17. tbradnc macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2013
    For the first time ever my ATV comes on without the remote! It's like a miracle!

    What a hassle it is keeping up with that little remote. I've often thought of taping it to a 2x4... :)
  18. benrd macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2008
    geat news regarding airplay, mine has been pretty much not working at all.

    what is the deal with waking from sleep? I am another whose remote is more often hidden in the couch somewhere and can never wake it from the remote app on my phone!
  19. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    The problem is that the Apple TV doesn't wake up when you start to AirPlay like it used to. You therefore have to always turn it on first with the physical remote which is a hassle.
    On iOS it was not as bad but it was either really slow to wake or didn't wake the apple tv at all. Since iOS 8.2 this seems to be fixed.
    On OS X it was (is) even worse because you either get the damn spinning beachball or you get an error saying "cannot connect to Apple tv" and than the AirPlay symbol would disappear from the task bar. Hopefully 10.10.3 addresses it there. :mad:


    Yep, you can tell Apple is scrambling to get iOS as polished as possible for the apple watch launch.
    Like iOS 8.3 beta final address the UI glitches (folder corner glitch, AirPlay menu on iPads etc), adds new emojis and new Siri voices & languages.
    They cannot afford to have any serious pairing, syncing, iCloud or polish issues when the watch launches. It seems they also are closely listening to the complaints that iOS 6-8 weren't as polished on launch as they should have been. Good times :apple:
  20. chrisandersen macrumors 6502


    Sep 6, 2008
  21. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    It is vulnerable, and won't be patched. In the world of security vulnerabilities, I wouldn't be especially worried about the safety of an Apple TV.
  22. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    UPDATE: wake from sleep is still unreliable, just had problems twice waking it. :mad:
  23. iSunrise macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2012
    Indeed, I had some more time to test today.

    For some reason you can wake up the AppleTV just fine and put it to sleep, while it will remember that you have an AppleTV available and then you can wake it up without any problems.

    However, after some time, the iPhone seems to forget that you have an AppleTV, where you need your remote again. I don't really get it.

    Seems this is still not fixed entirely, at least it not working like with OS version pre-6.
  24. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    Yeah, I think with continuity, airdrop, handoff, phone calls and all the other inter-connectivity stuff devices just get confused . That's probably why people also have those wifi issues. Taking a total guess here :D
  25. Ggvfvgbffbf macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2014
    Manchester, England
    Apple TV 3rd gen here. AirPlay wake from sleep broke with iOS 8. It is now semi-working with 8.2 but it's a pain. It doesn't 'just work'.

    I'll pull up control centre and the AirPlay button won't be there. If I do it again it'll usually appear but sometimes I'll have to leave control centre up for 30secs or so for it to 'find' my Apple TV.

    I'll then try and stream TuneIn/Spotify but it'll fail to work. The app will try to play but it's as though the ATV refuses the connection and the AirPlay button will disappear from CC. It'll then reappear but often the ATV won't show for selection for another 30 secs. If I try again it'll generally start working. Switching mirroring on usually helps.

    So... it's better than iOS 8 where it didn't work at all, but it's a real pain. Oh, for the innocent days of yesteryear with iOS 6 where it worked flawlessly.

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