Apple TV Update Adds Siri Music Search Support [UPDATED]

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Apple released tvOS 9.1 for the fourth generation Apple TV on Tuesday, finally bringing Siri search support for Apple Music. The feature was promised with the new Apple TV model, but wasn't included when it was released in October.

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Searching for songs on Apple Music with Siri is pretty simple: Use your Apple TV remote to say something like, "Play songs by Stevie Wonder," then select the Music option once Siri completes its search.

Apple TV checks for updates weekly, but you can install tvOS 9.1 now if you aren't into waiting. Here's how:

  • Choose Settings on your fourth generation Apple TV
  • Select System
  • Select Software Updates
  • Choose Update Software

...and starts playing songs without first opening the Music app...and starts playing songs without first opening the Music app

It takes a couple minutes to download and install the update, and once it's finished you can start asking Siri to play your favorite songs.

Bonus: Apple's Remote app now works with the fourth generation Apple TV. For a moment, all is right with the world.

[Updated to include a mention of Apple Remote app support.]

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skipaq

An added bonus is restored functionality to the iOS remote App. Text entry is once again easier.

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