Apple has released software updates for HomePod and Apple TV version 16.3.1 to fix a few bugs. If you’re wondering if this means you missed the iOS/iPadOS 16.3.1 update, then it doesn’t. This release is for HomePod and Apple TV only. Apple’s second generation HomePod began shipping on Friday.
The patch notes simply state that the software “includes general performance and stability updates”. There are no new security patches on the Apple Security Updates page. Some users have been complaining about smart home performance since version 16.3 came out in late January, and these updates to two devices that can act as a home hub will likely solve some of them. There are reports that Apple is also testing iOS 16.3.1, so the update could arrive soon.
To update your Apple TV
go to System > Software updates and select Software update.
Choose Download and install and follow the prompts.
To update HomePod
Open the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
Click the “More” button (…) in the upper right corner.
Click on Software updates.
If a software update is available, you will see a button that says Update or Update All. Choose an option and follow the instructions.