tvOS 9.2 updates Siri remote

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  1. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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  2. DebbieFL33 macrumors regular

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    Can't wait to relearn Siri remote actions on a variety of apps :)
     
  3. JoeShades macrumors 6502a

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    There is nothing to learn other than press touchpad before scrubbing forward or backward
     
  4. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I think you have to pause before scrubbing forward/backwards
     
  5. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    Sort of... The tvOS update itself changes the touchpad so that it doesn't pause and go into scrub-mode just by touching it, now you pause first and then you can scrub -- nice change. The Siri Remote firmware update improves motion detection functionality.

    The Siri Remote firmware update is attempted once every 6 hours when the ATV is not in use. There's also a method to force the Remote update, but I haven't been able to get that to work. Not sure about the 6 hour thing, mine didn't update overnight -- betas will be betas o_O
     
  6. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    This is an awesome fix... I'm glad to see Apple quickly addressing issues with the ATV4... They still have a few to address.

    - ability to search all iTunes purchases using Siri
    - the home sharing app needs a complete redesign.... They should take a look at plex
    - true universal search... They should have a search API where you can say, for example "Siri search plex for rush hour"
    - some sort of system for picking shows up on other devices... Handoff, recently played...
    -universal watch/wish list
    - home kit.
     
  7. Cordorb macrumors member

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    Do you know the new firmware number in the remote.

    I made a note somewhere of the Apple TV firmware but forgot to write down the remote version.
     
  8. DebbieFL33 macrumors regular

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    Once the update is complete, the version number in Settings > Remotes and Devices > Remote will read 0x0245.
     
  9. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    There was also a note that said if you used OTA, the manual update process for the remote may not work for 24 hours
     
  10. aide199 macrumors member

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    How do I update the Siri Remote firmware???

    Thanks in advance
     
  11. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    According to the release notes, you navigate to: Settings | Remotes and Devices | Remote and press the Pause/Play button 4 times to initiate the firmware update to the remote. It's part of the tvOS beta, you can't update the remote's firmware in any release versions of tvOS -- though I have the beta installed and it won't update. The release Siri Remote firmware version is 0x0241, the beta version is 0x0245.
     
  12. aide199 macrumors member

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    Has anyone managed to update the Siri Remote?? I've done as stated but my remote is still on firmware version 0x0241

    Thanks in advance
     

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