Apple on Wednesday released tvOS 15.4, the fourth major update to the latest tvOS operating system that launched in September 2021. tvOS 15.4 is compatible with the Apple TV 4K (1st and 2nd generation ) and the Apple TV HD.
The tvOS 15.4 update is free and can be downloaded via the Settings app on the Apple TV by going to “System” -> “Software Update.” If you have automatic software updates turned on your Apple TV will be upgraded to tvOS 15.4 automatically.
tvOS 15.4 brings support for captive Wi-Fi networks, allowing you to use your iPhone or iPad to connect your Apple TV to networks that require additional sign-in steps, like at hotels or dorms.
The beta also adds an “Up Next” queue directly to the video player for easier access. A new volume button is accessible from the video player. “Tap to Navigate” has returned as an accessibility option and spatial audio controls have also been redesigned.
tvOS 15.4 also allows viewers to complete a purchase on the Apple TV using their Apple Watch, and also adds the ability to view HomeKit cameras in Picture in Picture mode while watching TV.