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First software update for the new 4th-gen Apple TV brings tvOS 9.0.1

Apple on Monday pushed its first software update for tvOS, bumping the operating system which sits at the heart of the 4th-generation Apple TV to version 9.0.1.




There is no word as to what the latest tvOS revision contains, as Apple has declined to provide release notes for the new software. Bug fixes are a sure bet, and performance enhancements are also likely on tap.

The tvOS update runs quickly in comparison to those issued for previous Apple TV units, which may be a benefit of the new operating system architecture. AppleInsider's testing showed a start-to-finish time of less than five minutes.

Monday's update comes in advance of tvOS 9.1, a beta of which has already been seeded to registered developers. Apple began shipping the new Apple TV just over one week ago.

For those who already have the latest 4th-generation Apple TV, the update is available via the Settings menu.