Apple TV 6.0 pulled following bricking issues

by Dan on September 23, 2013

apple tv 6.0

It’s only been a few days since we posted about a new firmware bringing Apple TV to version 6.0 and an array of new features, but the update has since been pulled following a few issues including connectivity problems and even reports of bricking.

If you haven’t updated to Apple TV 6.0 then you’re going to have to wait since the update is no longer available. For most, Apple TV 6.0 brought iTunes Radio support, support for Shared Photo Streams, and an AirPlay update. However, for others their Apple TV got bricked and they were forced to grab a USB cable and connect it to a Mac or PC and restore it.


Apple haven’t come out with any official statement regarding pulling Apple TV 6.0 but checking for a software update shows Apple TV 5.3 as the latest version.

If you haven’t updated to Apple TV 6.0 yet, make sure you wait until a safer update has been issued with whatever issues were present fixed. Apple will activate a new Apple TV 6.0 when it is considered stable via the software update, so make sure you don’t download it from any other source, or you’ll be experiencing issues.

Drop us a comment if you had any issues with Apple TV 6.0.

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  • Will Borkowski

    Well this explains my connectivity issue. I had to unplug AppleTV and plug it back in and it fixed the issue.

  • JP

    Yep, left it to update, came back and there was a flashing white light and a ‘plug into iTunes’ pic showing on the screen… Had to root out a micro usb and restore via Mac

  • dscarty

    Update went ok but now, when you rent a movie from iTunes store you get “Play Now or Play Later” choice. When I chose “Play Later” the movie didn’t download, so when I came back later to watch movie it needed a 3 hour download.
    Since Jobs left Apple the party is getting spoiled more often this way, with unclear terminology and features that don’t “just work”. And P.S. It takes 3 people at Apple to do what Jobs did, a CEO, a technologist, and an aesthetic designer. What a bargain we had in Steve.

  • BillM

    I have 2 AppleTVs, each version 2, and I successfully updated one without any problems (wireless connection). The other was bricked (ethernet) and needed a full restore via itunes.

  • JRA

    I wish ‘journalists’ wouldn’t sensationalise stories by using the word “bricked”.

    Bricked means dead, not just a state of temporary inconvenience where you have to plug a cable in to fix it, FFS!

    Grow up.

  • arobasefr

    Update Ok for me on ATV2, but no iCloud connection !

  • Stefan Pitcoff

    one of mine had no problem. The other “bricked” twice but then on the 3rd attempt worked fine.

  • jabohn

    There’s another update now. I had no problem with the original update myself, but today there is another update.

  • David

    The update is back up 🙂

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