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tvOS 11 installed over the air on Apple TV 4_dark mode

tvOS logo 320x320tvOS 11 beta can be installed over the air (“OTA”) without using a USB-C cable connected to a PC or Mac. Just download the tvOS configuration profile, install it on a Apple TV 4, restart and then update the Apple TV software. The installed configuration profile directly enables your Apple TV 4 to receive OTA updates. The new features of tvOS 11 are the new TV App with Watch Now section which is also on iPhone and iPad, Directv Now and much more.

tvOS 10 installed over the air on Apple TV 4_dark mode

tvOS logo 320x320tvOS 10 beta can be installed over the air (“OTA”) without using a USB-C cable connected to a PC or Mac. Just download the tvOS configuration profile, install it on a Apple TV 4, restart and then update the Apple TV software. The installed configuration profile directly enables your Apple TV 4 to receive OTA updates. The new features of tvOS 10 are Live Tune-in, Single sign-on to sign in to all apps at once, a smarter Siri with third-party app integration, a Dark mode, and much more.

Siri Remote update firmware_04_firmware version 0x0245 after updating

apple_tv_4_icon_400x400The installation of a Siri Remote firmware update is either automatically performed while both the Apple TV 4 and the Siri Remote are idle, or can be manually done. Coming along with the Apple TV 4 tvOS 9.2 update, a Siri Remote firmware update was also released adding compatibility with Samsung sound bars and improving general performance.

SiriMote_2_Siri Remote Connected to Mac

SiriMote IconThe Freeware SiriMote enables the Siri Remote to control a Mac. Via the app SiriMote, the Apple TV 4 remote, called Siri Remote, can be used with a lot of Mac OS X and macOS applications on the Mac, like iTunes, Keynote, QuickTime, VLC and more. SiriMote translates button presses on the Siri Remote to keyboard events. SiriMote requires OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra or macOS 10.13 High Sierra. I tested SiriMote on my MacBook pro 13” Retina (Late 2013) with iTunes, Keynote and Quicktime. Siri Remote interacts perfectly and directly with my Mac.

Apple TV 4_Siri Remote Buttons

apple_tv_4_icon_400x400Learn tips and tricks for Apple TV 4 (4th Generation) including Siri Remote shortcuts and gestures. Controlling the new Apple TV 4 is much more convenient than that of Apple TV 2 and 3, especially because of its newly designed tvOS and remote controller called Siri Remote. Beside asking Siri about more of your television, the Siri remote swipe gestures add additional great features to the Apple TV 4.