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Apple TV Siri Remote Firmware Update

Juli Clover:

There is no word on what’s new with the Apple TV Siri Remote, but it likely includes minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

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Apple also does not provide details on how to update the Siri Remote, but the software will be installed over the air automatically through the Apple TV.

Cédric Luthi:

Yesterday, Apple released a firmware update for the Apple TV remote. Today, the mute and volume up/down buttons stopped working on my TV. 🤬 I don’t believe in coincidences! If anyone knows how to downgrade the firmware from 0x0070 to 0x0061, please share.

DenniSundaY:

Indeed I hope it’s more than ‘minor bug fixes’ as the remote gained a major bug with the previous update, the laggy volume controls that many people are experiencing namely…

I have definitely been seeing the laggy volume controls. Is there a way to block future firmware updates once you get to good one?

Update (2022-07-12): Josh Hrach:

Before this update, the latest Apple TV remote couldn’t control our TV volume. Looks like the hours I spent over a year ago on the phone with a senior Apple advisor and sending tvOS sysdiagnoses finally paid off.

Tatsuhiko Miyagawa:

Whatever this is, it broke the volume buttons on my Siri remote, paired with an LG TV.

4 Comments

Robert Dodson

My IR volume up/down that goes to my receiver stopped working. I have not found a way to fix this.

If you have another different or older Apple remote, try pairing that one, then re-pairing the not working one. This fixed it for me.

Does being on an old release of tvOS protect you from this buggy new firmware update? My Apple TV is still on tvOS 12.

Yes, I said "protect". It's sad that we've reached the point where we need to actively take measures to stop our software and hardware from updating itself automatically, because updates are pretty much universally unreliable.

Old Unix Geek

It's sad that we've reached the point where we need to actively take measures to stop our software and hardware from updating itself automatically, because updates are pretty much universally unreliable.

... been doing that since 1997 ...

I've always felt that you should ask me before changing my tool out from under me. I'd be pissed if you changed the tires on my car without asking. Same goes for software. It seems like such a D'oh! to me, that I never understood why everyone else was ok with it.

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