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Apple drops first tvOS update for the new Apple TV

Apple is rolling out the first update for its brand-new fourth generation Apple TV set-top box.

The software update named tvOS 9.0.1 comes just over a week after the new and improved hockey puck went on sale to the public.

Apple has not provided release notes for the update, but it’s likely to contain a host of bug fixes and general stability improvements (via MacRumors).

The company has been busily boosting the functionality since it reached the earliest adopters on October 30. The App Store now has a charts and categories section, while a shopping section has also been added.

The firm is yet to enable the iOS Remote app for use with the new set-top box, but a new version of the app is thought to be coming soon.

Apple is also testing the next major update in tvOS 9.1, which will bring Siri search support for the Apple Music app.

Owners should receive a notification for the 9.0.1 update, but if not it can be found on within the Settings app on the new Apple TV.

See also: Apple TV 2015: Everything you need to know

In a recent review we awarded the new Apple TV an 8/10 score, based on its easy to pick up UI, new Siri Remote and the brilliant voice search and control features.

It has been marked down for the sparse app store and lack of 4K support.

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