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How to update apps on Apple TV

If you want to have the newest features, including fixes for important things like security glitches, you should keep your apps on Apple TV always up to date.

Some updates are also necessary to ensure that apps are able to function with your Apple TV’s current operating system. 

It’s available to set your apps to update automatically, it’s the simplest method to keep your apps up to date. However, this can take up a lot of space if you have a wide array of apps regularly updating.

Some apps can be updated manually, you can do this in case if you have some apps on your device that you don’t use often and aren’t necessary to constantly update. Those apps can be updated manually instead of automatically.

How to update a 3rd-Generation Apple TV or older

If you want to update your Apple TV 3rd Generation or older, you should do the following steps:

  1. First of all, you should go to Settings, then you should click on General, after that, select Software Updates.
  2. After that, you should choose Update Software.
  3. Then, you should choose  Download and Install if an update is available.
  4. In the end, wait for your Apple TV to restart.

How to download apps on Apple TV

Apple TV comes by default with pre-installed apps, but there is also a wide range of apps that you may get from the App Store. To install them, you should follow the steps below:

  1. First of all, you should open the App Store on your Apple TV.
  2. After that, you should find the app that you would like to download and install on your device.
  3. When you have chosen the app that you want, you should tap on Get (for free apps) or on Buy (for paid ones).
  4. The window which will ask you for your Apple ID credentials and payment details will be displayed.

The app will be installed right after you have completed the steps above. In order to open the app, you should go to the Home Screen and find it there.

Keep in mind, you can also update certain apps by deleting them from your device and then downloading them again, as that will automatically install the app with its latest update

How to delete apps on Apple TV

To free up some space, you can delete some apps that are not necessary to you. To do that, you should follow the steps below:

  1. First of all, choose the app that you want to delete from your Apple TV device.
  2. After that, tap and hold on the app’s icon.
  3. You should hold it until the icon wiggles.
  4. Then, click on the Play/Pause button.
  5. Then, tap on the Delete option from the menu.
  6. Confirm your selection by swiping up and selecting Delete again.

After that, the app will be deleted from your device. Make sure to check if you have done this correctly by searching for the app again.

How to update apps on your Apple TV automatically

  1. First, you should open the Settings app on your Apple TV.
  2. Then, you should choose “Apps.”
  3. “Automatically Update Apps” should be checked. If not, select it to turn it on. 

How to update apps on your Apple TV manually

  1. First of all, you should open the App Store.
  2. Then, you should find the app that you want to update in the top search bar.
  3. If there’s an update available, tap on the box which displays “Update”.
  4. If you want to know what the update contains, scroll down to the “About” section of the app.
  5. After you have completed the update, the icon will be changed to “Open”.

I Hope, the article was helpful for you.



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