Apple has just released tvOS 9.2 to the public, marking the second major update to the tvOS operating system since the fourth-generation Apple TV was released in October. tvOS 9.2 has been in beta since January 11 and brings a slew of new features that were introduced throughout the testing period.
tvOS 9.2 includes a number of new features and improvements, including the much-needed ability to create folders on the Home screen, support for Bluetooth keyboards, voice dictation input for search and username/password entry and complete iCloud Photo Library support.
The new software also includes support for U.S. Spanish (for those in the U.S. only), French Canadian (for those in Canada only), UK English (for the United Kingdom) Australian (U.S. English) for Siri, redesigned app switcher, and MapKit support.
tvOS 9.2 is limited to the fourth-generation Apple TV as older hardware is not supported by the new firmware. For detailed information about the security content of this software update, see Apple Security Updates.
Jailbreakers please note that Pangu team has announced that they will be releasing an Apple TV 4 jailbreak for tvOS 9.0 – iOS 9.0.1. So if you’re still on tvOS 9.0 – tvOS 9.0.1, then you should avoid upgrading to tvOS 9.2.
If you don’t care about jailbreaking then the new tvOS 9.2 update can be downloaded over the air through the Settings app on the Apple TV by going to System > Software Update. If you’ve automatic software updates turned on, your Apple TV 4 will be upgraded to the new tvOS 9.2 operating system automatically.
So, what do you think about tvOS 9.2? Sound off in the comment section.