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Apple releases Apple TV Software Update 4.2.1

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
News Categories: Apple TV

Apple has released Apple TV Software Update 4.2.1, the latest software update for its second-generation set-top box. According to Apple’s Apple TV software update support page, the new software addresses issues “that may cause the screen to flicker or display incorrect color on some older TVs,” an issue “where Apple TV may not wake up from sleep,” and an issue “where audio may not be heard on some TV models after switching from another input,” and also offers other unspecified stability and performance fixes. Notably, a number of second-generation Apple TV owners had complained of flickering issues following the release of the 4.2 update. Apple TV Software Update 4.2.1 is available now via the device’s software update feature.

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The update fixed the flickering/signal drop we experienced with our Apple TV2 and my older SONY TV after the 4.2 update. Thanks Apple!

Posted by Neil on March 23, 2011 at 7:14 AM (PDT)

2 issue “where Apple TV may not wake up from sleep,”

I didn’t have that problem before, but now I do with this latest update! Selecting ATV2 as an AirPlay device from my Touch used to enough to wake it up.  Now it takes several clicks of the (stock) remote, and about another 20 seconds to get ATV2 to wake up and smell the coffee.  Nice going Apple ...

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on March 23, 2011 at 1:42 PM (PDT)


Shame it doesn’t give me the option to get rid of MLB.TV

Posted by Ian_D on March 25, 2011 at 2:10 PM (PDT)


4.2.1 does not work properly on a system that was working just fine. What they did only made things worse. Fortunately I still have one unit with 4.1.1 which works just fine. If you have 4.1.1, you may want to consider seriously not upgrading to 4.2.1.

Posted by Kicoman on April 16, 2011 at 5:48 PM (PDT)

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