Apple seeds tvOS 15.6 and HomePod 15.6 updates to all users

Apple has released tvOS 15.6 and HomePod Software Update 15.6 to all users.

The first betas of these software updates were released just a day after Apple released tvOS 15.5 and HomePod Software Update 15.5 to all users.

tvOS 15.6 beta

tvOS 15.6

tvOS 15.6 is compatible with Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K models.

Final Version

July 20 – Apple has released the final version of tvOS 15.6 to all users. As per Apple, the update simply includes general performance and stability improvements.

Release Candidate

July 12 – Apple has released tvOS 15.6 release candidate to developers.

July 18 – Apple has released the second tvOS 15.6 release candidate to developers.

Beta 5

July 5 – Apple has released the fifth beta builds for tvOS 15.6.

Beta 4

June 28 – The fourth developer and public betas are now available.

Beta 3

June 15 – The third public beta is now available.

June 14 – The third developer beta is now available.

Beta 2

June 1 – The second public beta is now available.

May 31 – The second developer beta is now available.

Beta 1

May 19 – The first public beta is now available.

May 18 – Apple has not provided any release notes for the update. We will update this post if any new features are discovered. Otherwise, like the previous update, expect “performance improvements and bug fixes”.

Installation

Installing a tvOS developer beta is not a simple process. We have written a detailed guide on how to install tvOS 15.6 beta on Apple TV, but it requires Xcode.

If you are really interested in trying out the latest tvOS beta updates, we suggest opting into the public beta which is as simple as going to Settings > System > Software Update on your Apple TV, and enabling ‘Get Beta Updates’. This is perhaps the easiest method of installing beta updates on any Apple product.

HomePod mini

HomePod Software Version 15.6

This update is supported on all HomePod models, including the original HomePod and the smaller HomePod mini.

Final Version

July 20 – Apple has released the final version of HomePod Software Version 15.6 to all users. The update contains Siri voice recognition support in additional countries and regions.

Software version 15.6 adds Siri voice recognition support in Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), and Japanese (Japan). This update also includes performance and stability improvements.

Release Candidate

July 12 – Apple has released the release candidate to developers.

July 18 – Apple has released the second tvOS 15.6 release candidate to developers.

Beta 4

June 28 – The fourth developer beta is now available.

Beta 3

June 14 – The third developer beta is now available.

Beta 2

May 31 – The second developer beta is now available.

Beta 1

May 18 – Similar to other beta updates released today, Apple has not shared any release notes for this beta update too. Expect an update if we find any new changes.

Installation

There is no way to get the HomePod beta software update as it is not available to developers or public beta testers. The beta update is only available to participants in the AppleSeed Program, which is not open to all.

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