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Apple has released a hardware update for the Apple TV 4 Siri Remote and in this article we’ll tell you how to install it. The old remote from the third generation Apple TV has been upgraded and the Siri remote that was introduced alongside the latest set-top box, is packed with an important number of sensors, which are contributing to an improved user experience. In case you didn’t know that the Siri remote has a hardware that can be controlled by a firmware, then we today you’ll understand why it’s important to upgrade this firmware.

Upgrading the firmware that controls Siri Remote’s hardware can be done by opening the Settings application from the home screen of your Apple TV 4 device, then clicking and opening “Remotes and Devices”, “Bluetooth” and highlighting “Remote” from the top, then pressing the “Play/Pause” button four times consecutively. You’ll return to the “Remotes and Devices” screen, where you should see if there’s a firmware update available for your Siri Remote. If there is one, it will automatically start downloading in the background and when the device will be in sleep mode or not in use, the update will be installed.

It can take up to 30 minutes until the installation will complete, so we suggest you to wait until the process will be over. This depends on your internet connection, and if it’s slow, the firmware will not be installed so fast. Also, it’s important to make sure that the Siri remote is fully charged, because if it will shut down during the update process, it will no longer work.

The fourth generation Apple TV was released four months ago, after three years of pause, and it runs on TVOS 9.1.1, it’s powered by an A8 processor with 2GB of RAM, it has two variants of internal storage with capacities of 32GB and 64GB, which can’t be expanded, and the new dimensions are 33 x 98 x 98 mm, resulting in a total weight of 0.41 Kg.