Tip of the Day: Update Apple TV and Safari Before the Apple Announcement

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Apple requires you to have the latest version of Safari or Apple TV in order to watch their live streams. So if you're planning to watch Apple's live stream of their September 9 announcement, make sure you update well ahead of time. Otherwise you may end up crying and tearing your hair out because you're missing the first 15 minutes of the announcement while you wait for Safari or Apple TV to finish updating.

In order to live stream the event on Safari, you will need version 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later and Safari on iOS 6.0 or later.

  • Download the latest version of Safari for your Mac HERE.
  • Find directions for updating to iOS 7 HERE. (Although, if you have chosen not to update previously, you will probably want to find a different method of live streaming the event.)  

In order to stream the event via Apple TV, you will need the second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later.

  • Find instructions for updating Apple TV HERE.

Now that your software is up to date, enjoy the announcement and don't forget to check out iPhone Life's live coverage during the event and our expert panel after the event featuring live commentary from Super Mobility Week in Vegas HERE at 12:30 p.m., Pacific Time.


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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on iPhoneLife.com! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.