Apple's new Siri Remote for Apple TV gets firmware update

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited August 2021
Apple on Tuesday released a firmware update for its new Siri Remote for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD, likely delivering bug fixes and performance improvements to the device.

Siri Remote


Pushed out alongside fresh betas of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and tvOS 15, the latest Siri Remote firmware bears an internal version number of 9M6772, reports MacRumors.

The previous Siri Remote firmware version was 9M6336.

Apple does not specify what changes accompany the new firmware iteration, but it appears that the remote functions normally with no additional features or user interface tweaks. The update likely delivered the usual bug fixes and various performance improvements contained in a typical maintenance release.

Apple also fails to specify how users can update their Siri Remote to the latest firmware version, though the process is likely similar to other accessories that carry out the process automatically. AirPods, for example, download and install updates in the background with no option to manually force the operation.

Apple introduced the new Siri Remote with Apple TV 4K and sixth-generation Apple TV HD at its Spring Loaded media event in April.

A departure from its predecessor, the second-generation Siri Remote swaps out the controversial track pad for a touch-enabled clickpad that features a large button encricled by an outer ring with directional buttons. On the side is a dedicated button to invoke Siri, while a separate buttons on the remote's face control device power and mute functions.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 14
    felix01felix01 Posts: 283member
    Any chance you’re going to review how to update the remote firmware?
  • Reply 2 of 14
    felix01 said:
    Any chance you’re going to review how to update the remote firmware?
    My guess, is that their suggestion, is right. It will happen in the background.
    Japheywatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 14
    Hank2.0Hank2.0 Posts: 150member
    Appleish said:
    My guess, is that their suggestion, is right. It will happen in the background
    Yes but how do you know it's been applied? Mine shows version 0x0060. I'm guessing with a number that low it hasn't been upgraded but that's still a guess.

    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 14
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,172member
    Hank2.0 said:
    Appleish said:
    My guess, is that their suggestion, is right. It will happen in the background
    Yes but how do you know it's been applied? Mine shows version 0x0060. I'm guessing with a number that low it hasn't been upgraded but that's still a guess.

    Same here, firmware version 0x0060, nothing like the version numbers reported in this article. Yet another mystery we will likely never figure out. Apple and its cryptic way of doing things, no information, no details, no time table for the update, nothing.
  • Reply 5 of 14
    GeeAyeGeeAye Posts: 32unconfirmed, member
    From somewhere else on the internet;

    "Apple today released a new firmware update for the Siri Remote designed for the new Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD models. The new firmware has an internal version number of 9M6772, while the prior firmware version was 9M6336. Note that this is not the firmware version that you see in the Apple TV Remote settings."

    twokatmewHank2.0watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 14
    Hank2.0 said:
    Appleish said:
    My guess, is that their suggestion, is right. It will happen in the background
    Yes but how do you know it's been applied? Mine shows version 0x0060. I'm guessing with a number that low it hasn't been upgraded but that's still a guess.


    That's what my remote reports as well.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 14
    lkrupp said:
    Hank2.0 said:
    Appleish said:
    My guess, is that their suggestion, is right. It will happen in the background
    Yes but how do you know it's been applied? Mine shows version 0x0060. I'm guessing with a number that low it hasn't been upgraded but that's still a guess.

    Same here, firmware version 0x0060, nothing like the version numbers reported in this article. Yet another mystery we will likely never figure out. Apple and its cryptic way of doing things, no information, no details, no time table for the update, nothing.

    From an iMore article:

    "The new firmware has an internal version number of 9M6772, while the prior firmware version was 9M6336. Note that this is not the firmware version that you see in the Apple TV Remote settings."

    watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 14
    BeatsBeats Posts: 3,073member
    Security update. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 14
    Both ours say 0x0061. Note they were purchased at an Apple Store last Saturday (August 14), so it’s possible they came with this version installed already. I didn’t check earlier, so I can’t say for sure.
    edited August 2021 watto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 14
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,172member
    As usual I guess we’ll just sit and wait to see what happens. No details, no information, no rollout schedule, no nothing. Then the Apple Discussion Forums will start loading up with questions like, “Does it fix...?" to which there are no answers except that it will happen sometime...maybe. 
    edited August 2021
  • Reply 11 of 14
    Hank2.0 said:
    Appleish said:
    My guess, is that their suggestion, is right. It will happen in the background
    Yes but how do you know it's been applied? Mine shows version 0x0060. I'm guessing with a number that low it hasn't been upgraded but that's still a guess.

    I just checked and we have firmware version
    0x0061
    wwinter86watto_cobra
  • Reply 12 of 14
    Mine has gone from 0x0060 to 0x0061 so 9M6772 should = 0x0061
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 13 of 14
    flydogflydog Posts: 1,094member
    djkfisher said:
    Hank2.0 said:
    Appleish said:
    My guess, is that their suggestion, is right. It will happen in the background
    Yes but how do you know it's been applied? Mine shows version 0x0060. I'm guessing with a number that low it hasn't been upgraded but that's still a guess.

    I just checked and we have firmware version
    0x0061
    For the love of god, read the article and the posts above!!!!!!!!!!!!
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 14 of 14
    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have two of these and both constantly lose and regain connection to ATV. The little bug appears in upper right of screen each time it happens. I have to frequently re-pair the remote to regain control. Certainly hoping a firmware update resolves this. 
    tenthousandthingswatto_cobra
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