tvOS 15.2 released with Apple Music Voice Plan, new screen savers, and app updates

Apple has released tvOS 15.2 to all users with Apple Music Voice Plan, Photos and TV app updates, new Siri languages, and new screen savers. The update is available as an over-the-air software update to all Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K models.

Apple released tvOS 15 a few months ago with Spatial Audio support for AirPods, HomePod speaker support, Fitness+ updates, redesigned video player, and a new “Shared with You” section in the TV app. tvOS 15.1 was the second major update and shipped with SharePlay support.

tvOS 15.1

December 13: Apple has released the final version of tvOS 15.2 to all users. Here are the complete release notes from Apple:

tvOS 15.2 introduces a new Memories experience for Photos, includes a new Store tab in the Apple TV app, brings support for the Apple Music Voice Plan, a new subscription tier designed to access music using Siri, supports additional Siri languages, and adds beautiful new screen savers. This update also includes performance and stability improvements.

Photos Memories

  • A new way to view your Memories on the big screen with a new interactive interface, new animation and transition styles, and multiple image collages.
  • Apple Music subscribers will hear songs that combine expert recommendations with your music tastes, and what’s in your photos and videos.

Apple TV app

  • The Store tab is a new all-in-one destination to browse, buy, and rent the world’s best movies and TV shows.

Apple Music Voice Plan

  • The Apple Music Voice Plan is a new subscription tier that gives you access to all songs, playlists, and stations in Apple Music using Siri.

Siri

  • Now includes language support for Dutch and French in Belgium, Russian in Russia, and French, German, and Italian in Switzerland.
  • Let Siri help you find shows, music, and more. To enable Siri, go to Settings > General > Siri. Then press the Siri button on your remote to see some examples of what you can ask.

Screen savers

  • Enjoy stunning views of Iceland and Scotland.
  • Location details can be found by pressing the clickpad or tapping the Touch surface on your Siri Remote. To see the next location, swipe on the clickpad or Touch surface.
  • New Aerials can be downloaded more often. Go to Settings > General > Screen Saver to choose your settings.

December 8: Apple has released tvOS 15.2 RC to developers.

What’s new in tvOS 15.2 beta 4?

December 2: Apple has released tvOS 15.2 beta 4 to developers. 

What’s new in tvOS 15.2 beta 3?

November 16: The third beta is now available for tvOS 15.2. Nothing new is listed in the release notes so it likely includes just under-the-hood bug fixes.

What’s new in tvOS 15.2 beta 2?

November 9: The new update features just one developer-focused fix:

Fixed an issue where subscriptions continue to auto-renew after calling expireSubscription (productIdentifier:) in automated tests using StoreKit Test.

What’s new in tvOS 15.2 beta?

Apple has only shared two fixes in the release note for tvOS 15.2 beta:

HomeKit and HomePod

Known Issues

  • HomePod media scenes fail when executed. (84441246)

SwiftUI

Resolved in tvOS 15.2 beta

  • Fixed an issue where using alert(_:isPresented:actions:message:) and confirmationDialog(_:isPresented:titleVisibility:actions:) didn’t present. (83731075)

tvOS 15

It is unclear what features will Apple ship with the final version of tvOS 15.2. So far, it seems to be just bug fixes and likely under-the-hood performance updates. We will continue to update this post as we discover any new features.

Does your Apple TV support tvOS 15.2 beta?

tvOS 15.2 beta can be installed on the following Apple TV models:

  • Apple TV HD
  • Apple TV 4K (2017)
  • Apple TV 4K (2021)

Upgrade Apple TV to tvOS 15.2 beta

Unlike public beta updates for Apple TV, installing developer beta updates is not a simple process. Developers have to use Xcode and connect their Apple TV to a Mac. Of course, this also requires access to Apple Developer Center. If you are an enthusiast, we recommend waiting for the public beta which can easily be installed by going to Apple TV settings. If you are still interested in installing the new developer beta, check out our guide on how to install tvOS 15.2 developer beta.

Apple has also released iOS 15.2, iPadOS 15.2, macOS Monterey 12.1, and watchOS 8.3 beta to developers. Check out our coverage below:

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