tvOS 9 Release Details

tvOS 9
Source: apple.com – tvOS 9

The tvOS 9 is an operating system designed and developed especially for Apple TV by Apple from 2015 to 2016. The system was introduced on September 9, 2015, but released on October 29, 2015, and was preinstalled on the Apple TV HD.

tvOS 9 was shipped with several new features on the fourth-generation Apple TV. One of the major features was the ability to move through the interface with the new touchpad remote using multi-touch gestures. It introduced a new App Store in which users can download and install new applications (such as apps and games) made available from developers that develop applications for the Apple TV and tvOS.

tvOS 9 adds support for Siri, which lets users do a multitude of things such as a cross-application search for a movie/TV show, rewind, fast forward, name and actor/director of the current movie, and skip back 15 seconds.

Software added support for an application switcher on the Apple TV, more application customization options, cinematic screensavers, and control of the TV using the included Siri Remote with built-in support for HDMI-CEC in tvOS. In addition, tvOS allows the user to control the Apple TV in many different ways. These include using the included Siri Remote, pairing a third-party universal remote, pairing an MFi Gamepad to control games, using the Remote app on iOS, and pairing a Bluetooth keyboard to aid in the typing experience of the user.

This software got the last update (9.2.2) on July 12, 2016, and later has been replaced by a newer version of tvOS 10. Today tvOS 9 is 8 years old!

tvOS 9 Details

IntroducedSeptember 9, 2015 – 8 years ago
ReleasedOctober 29, 2015 – 8 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 18, 2016 – 7 years ago
Time of Support313 days (10 months)
Original PriceFree
System RequirementsApple TV HD
DistributionOver-the-Air

Versions of the tvOS 9

VersionsBuildRelease Date
tvOS 9.013T396October 29, 2015 – 8 years ago
tvOS 9.0.113T402November 9, 2015 – 8 years ago
tvOS 9.113U85December 8, 2015 – 8 years ago
tvOS 9.1.113U717January 25, 2016 – 8 years ago
tvOS 9.213Y234March 21, 2016 – 8 years ago
tvOS 9.2.113Y772May 16, 2016 – 8 years ago
tvOS 9.2.213Y825July 18, 2016 – 7 years ago

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