Apple Releases tvOS 9.1 with Siri Search for Apple Music and Compatibility with Apple’s Remote App

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Apple has today released tvOS 9.1 for the fourth-generation Apple TV.

According to AppleInsider, tvOS 9.1 adds support for Siri searches in the Apple Music service and support for Apple's official Remote app both on iOS devices as well as the Apple Watch.

No release notes are currently available from Apple, so the complete list of improvements and changes in this update is unknown.

If you encounter any accessibility-related changes, please be sure to let us know in the comments.

To install tvOS 9.1 on a fourth-generation Apple TV, go to the Settings channel then look for the System section near the bottom. From here look for Software Updates under Maintenance, then select Update Software and Download and Install.

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Submitted by Esan on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The one change that I've noticed for now is that when an app had an update, recently updated is announced when on the app. Join us on Zello on the Blind iPhone channel :)

Submitted by elliot2012 on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I have noticed that there is no longer an audible beep when pressing the Siri button

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I, too, have noticed this.

Submitted by DudeLove721 on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I've also noticed that, even though hitting the home button twice takes you there still, VoiceOver doesn't actually tell you you're in the app switcher. I can confirm that there is no sound when you hold down the siri button as well.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I also confirm that the Siri beep is missing. I tried toggling VO off/on. I also clicked restart on the Apple TV without resolution. The web doesn't produce anything helpful at this point, either.

Submitted by Joe on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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Siri doesn't beep and hasn't beeped without voiceover on. I guess there making it like the expierence for the sighted. Not sure.