Apple releases iOS 4.1.1 for Apple TV

Apple Online StoreMacDailyNews readers are reporting that Apple has released iOS 4.1.1 update for the 2G Apple TV.

We just checked and, yup, it’s there. Nothing obvious seems to have changed or been added, so this is likely a maintenance release to fix some bugs.

To update your Apple TV to the current software version:
1. Select Settings > General using your Apple Remote.
2. Click Update Software. At this time your Apple TV checks to see if an update is available and a download message should appear if an update is available.
3. Click Download and Install to start the download process (Important: Do not disconnect your Apple TV during the update process.)

Apple TVers, let us know if you find something new!


  1. The foundation for “iOS” on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV may be related (just as iOS itself is related to Mac OS X), but the user interface and other higher level software is very different, especially for Apple TV. Therefore, there should not be any expectation that the version numbers for the three sub-platforms will stay in sync.

  2. @ Spark

    The TV’s volume is controlled by the TV, not the Apple TV. And the TV’s own remote control uses an infra-red (IR) signal to change sound volume.

    Other products like TiVo provide a big IR remote control stick that you can “program” to use the IR signals that are recognized by the TV. Unfortunately, iPhone does not have built-in IR transmitters.

    So there is no way to add this feature, short of an ugly third-party IR transmitter product that attaches to the iPhone. It may be possible to adjust the “line-level” sound output of the Apple TV (as the way to control volume), but that is probably not optimal for overall sound quality.

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