Although the Apple tvOS system does not work in the same way as its other systems launched by this company, one of the similarities that exist between them is the need to periodically update the applications installed on them. Well, regardless of whether you use the Apple TV Plus platform or the conventional service of this system, the need to update applications is the same in both cases. Therefore, you must be aware of the options you have when making pertinent updates to the apps on your Apple TV.
With this under consideration, we will show you how to update the apps on your Apple TV manually and automatically. So you can enjoy the most recent versions of all your applications.
Update apps on Apple TV manually
One of the best options to keep the different applications you have downloaded and installed on your Apple TV is updating them. The alternative most used by many Apple TV users to update applications is to do it manually from the Apple App Store.
To do this, you must enter the application store on your Apple TV. Once there, you must locate the application you want to update. When you have located it, you will notice an option identified as ‘Update.’
Therefore, you will only have to select this option. The update download process for the application you select will start immediately. In this way, you can manually update any application you want. This also includes the screensaver on your Apple TV.
On the other hand, if the ‘Update’ option is not shown in the application with which you wish to obtain such service, it may be that you already have the most recent version of such application.
Update apps on Apple TV automatically
Apple TV has a series of tools that allow its users to enjoy its service in a simple way. Such tools include the ability to configure your iPhone as a remote control for Apple TV. They can also automatically set application updates. You don’t have to do the process manually.
To do this, you must go to the ‘Settings’ section on your Apple TV. You then have to enter its Apps. Once there, keep in mind that there are two options to automatically update pending applications on your Apple TV.
The first of these options to update the applications automatically is by activating the button shown in the list of pending applications to update. This button will allow you to give the order to carry out the pertinent updates. However, it will not re-establish this process.
So, if you want to activate automatic updates for your Apple TV apps as a standing order, you must select the second option that indicates the ‘Update automatically’ function.
Possible drawbacks for updating Apple TV apps
If you have followed our previous recommendations to the letter to update the applications of your Apple TV, it is very sure that you have not presented any inconvenience to achieve this process successfully. However, some Apple TV compatible devices present some inconveniences to update the corresponding applications.
In this way, you should know that the device coupled to Apple TV does not cause most failures. It is by the web connection you use. So you should make sure you have a good network while you update the applications.
Likewise, some of the frequent problems while updating Apple TV applications, either manually or automatically, are due to a failure of the application itself. So, in this case, we recommend that you make sure that both your Apple TV system and the App Store application are fully functional.
So then, you can face any possible inconvenience while carrying out the necessary updates of your applications on Apple TV.