Last week was a big week for Apple. Not only did thousands line up in NYC to grab the latest iPhone, but the company also rolled out an Apple TV update - for a short while. Apple has since pulled the TV update due to some glitches and problems. So, if you're having an issue with your newly updated Apple TV, you aren't alone.
Here are the details that you need to know.
The Apple TV Update Issue
Almost as soon as the update was ready, Apple TV users started reported problems. Some users couldn't access Apple TV at all, others found that content was deleted, and many other users simply became frustrated with the devices once they stopped working. Other people were simply locked out of Apple TVs making the whole device useless.
Apple quickly pulled the update, but for some it was too late.
Apple has not yet commented on the situation officially, but if you've found yourself in the middle of an Apple TV problem, there are some troubleshooting steps you can take right now to fix it.
Fixing Your Apple TV
The good news is that the kinks Apple is currently working out aren't damaging, so you don't need to worry about your device being completely unusable. The other good news is that it only takes twenty minutes or so to fix any issues.
That said, you can do one of two things. You can call Apple and tell them that your TV is now buggy thanks to the update (you won't be the first person calling!). Or, you can try restarting your device to see what happens.
Some Apple TV users have reported success with restarting devices, and this is definitely worth a shot while you are waiting for that Apple customer rep to help you out (the phone lines are bound to be long). One fixed, will the update be worth it?
Apple's New TV Updates
Apple hasn't really added any mind-blowing features to Apple TV since the device was created. But, the company has added some new channels and some basic features. The biggest feature that you'll see (once the update is fixed, that is) is the new iTunes Radio streaming feature. If you haven't heard about iTunes Radio yet, you can check out the article on this site that details the new streaming option.
The other update included is the iCloud photo storage option. Apple will make it possible to view photos stored on your iCloud with Apple TV. Lastly, Apple's new TV update will include the ability to access content stored on any iPad or iPhone from an Apple TV console.
As soon as Apple gives the go-ahead for the new Apple TV update once more, I'll add some additional details to this post, so that you can see what you need to do to update your device. Right now, though, Apple TV users will have to sit back and wait for that update fix. Did you update your Apple TV? What happened?