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Apple's new Siri Remote for Apple TV gets firmware update

Apple on Tuesday released a firmware update for its new Siri Remote for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, likely delivering bug fixes and performance improvements to the device.

Pushed out alongside fresh betas of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and tvOS 15, the latest Siri Remote firmware bears an internal version number of 9M6772, reports MacRumors.

The previous Siri Remote firmware version was 9M6336.

Apple does not specify what changes accompany the new firmware iteration, but it appears that the remote functions normally with no additional features or user interface tweaks. The update likely delivered the usual bug fixes and various performance improvements contained in a typical maintenance release.

Apple also fails to specify how users can update their Siri Remote to the latest firmware version, though the process is likely similar to other accessories that carry out the process automatically. AirPods, for example, download and install updates in the background with no option to manually force the operation.

Apple introduced the new Siri Remote with Apple TV 4K and sixth-generation Apple TV HD at its Spring Loaded media event in April.

A departure from its predecessor, the second-generation Siri Remote swaps out the controversial track pad for a touch-enabled clickpad that features a large button encricled by an outer ring with directional buttons. On the side is a dedicated button to invoke Siri, while a separate buttons on the remote's face control device power and mute functions.