Apple has addressed the annoying Apple TV 4K (2022) bug that caused the Siri Remote to regularly become disconnected from the set-top box.
The issue, which only applies to the latest generation Apple TV 4K model, forced users into resetting the remote in order to connect it again. Users had complained the disconnections seemed random and occurred shortly after users had selected a piece of content to watch.
Now, with the release of tvOS 16.3.3 for the popular set-top box, users should be able to control content without the remote periodically losing connection.
The release notes for the update, which 9to5Mac reports is only rolling out for the current model, Apple writes: “This update fixes an issue where the Siri Remote can become unresponsive on Apple TV 4K (3rd generation).”
The latest Apple TV model introduced a few new features, including adding USB-C to said Siri Remote. It also added a faster A15 chip with the addition of HDR10+ support, joining Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR10. It also got a slightly smaller design and a lower price.
The launch of tvOS 16.3 also added the Apple Music Sing karaoke feature, which is only available on this version of the box.
Our reviewer gave it a five-star review praising the performance that should keep it fast for years to come, the presence of all the biggest streaming apps, the fantastic UI, and fast Ethernet port.
He concluded: “With fantastic performance, all the big apps and a slick UI mostly free of pesky adverts, the Apple TV 4K (2022) is an easy-to-recommend streaming box – even if you don’t use an iPhone.”