tvOS 9

The tvOS 9 is an operating system that was designed, developed especially for Apple TV by Apple from 2015 to 2016. The system has been introduced on September 9, 2015, but released on October 29, 2015, and was preinstalled on the Apple TV HD. This software gets the last update (9.2.2) on July 12, 2016, and later has been replaced by a newer version of tvOS 10.

tvOS 9 was shipped with several new features on the fourth-generation Apple TV. One of the major features was the ability to move through the interface with the new touchpad remote using multi-touch gestures. It introduced a new App Store in which users can download and install new applications (such as apps and games) made available from developers that develop applications for the Apple TV and tvOS.

tvOS 9 adds support for Siri, which lets users do a multitude of things such as a cross-application search for a movie/TV show, rewind, fast forward, name and actor/director of the current movie, and skip back 15 seconds.

Software added support for an application switcher on the Apple TV, more application customization options, cinematic screensavers, and control the TV using the included Siri Remote with the built-in support for HDMI-CEC in tvOS. In addition, tvOS allows the user to control the Apple TV in many different ways. These include using the included Siri Remote, pairing a third-party universal remote, pairing an MFi Gamepad to control games, using the Remote app on iOS, and pairing a Bluetooth keyboard to aid in the typing experience of the user.

Today tvOS 9 is 8 years old!

tvOS 9
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tvOS 9 General Information

IntroducedSeptember 9, 2015
ReleasedOctober 29, 2015
Original PriceFree
System RequirementsApple TV HD


VersionsBuildRelease Date
tvOS 9.013T396October 29, 2015
tvOS 9.0.113T402November 9, 2015
tvOS 9.113U85December 8, 2015
tvOS 9.1.113U717January 25, 2016
tvOS 9.213Y234March 21, 2016
tvOS 9.2.113Y772May 16, 2016
tvOS 9.2.213Y825July 18, 2016

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