tvOS 11 for Apple’s fourth generation Apple TV was released on Tuesday. The new operating system for Apple’s set top streaming entertainment box adds AirPlay 2 support, along with a revamped TV app with live sports.
AirPlay 2 supports multi-room audio which is a nice addition if you want to stream music to other parts of your home. The upgrade also includes the ability to automatically switch between light and dark interface modes.
Earlier this year Apple said Amazon Prime Video is coming to Apple TV, but requires iOS 11. Amazon is responsible for the app, so it’ll be available whenever the online retailer gets around to releasing it. Translation: just because tvOS 11 is out doesn’t mean that Amazon Prime is available on Apple TV now.
tvOS 11 is a free upgrade. To install it launch the Settings app on your Apple TV, select System, select Software Updates, and then choose Update Software. Once the update finishes downloading select Install Now.