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Apple releases tvOS 16.3.3 to fix Siri Remote issue

Apple TV 4K

Apple has released an update for tvOS bringing it to version 16.3.3, with the release fixing a problem affecting the third-generation Apple TV 4K.

The update to tvOS 16.3.3 arrives a few weeks after the release of tvOS 16.3.2 in mid-February, which fixed Siri request failures. The latest update does its own fixes.

The update can be downloaded to the Apple TV as an over-the-air installation, performed via the Settings app on the Apple TV under System, then selecting Software Update. It can also be installed automatically, if that feature is enabled in tvOS.

Apple's notes for the tvOS 16.3.3 update states it "fixes an issue were the Siri Remote can become unresponsive on Apple TV 4K (3rd generation)." While Apple doesn't mention it, there is also a strong possibility that Apple also included its customary performance and stability improvements.

Apple is currently in the process of beta-testing tvOS 16.4 alongside iOS and iPadOS 16.4, with that update expected to arrive sometime in the spring.