watchOS 8 and tvOS 15 Released for Apple Watch & Apple TV
Apple has released watchOS 8 for Apple Watch, alongside tvOS 15 for Apple TV, and HomePodOS 15 for HomePod.
The software updates for Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod, arrive alongside the iOS 15 update for iPhone and iPadOS 15 for iPad.
watchOS 8 includes new Watch faces, updates to bundled apps like Contacts, Weather, Photos, and Find My, a Mindfulness app, new workouts for Fitness+ subscribers, and some other minor changes.
tvOS 15 includes new Aerial screen savers, a Shared With You feature like iOS/iPadOS 15, spatial audio support, improved AirPods support, and other smaller changes.
How to Install watchOS 8 on Apple Watch
You will need to use the paired iPhone for updating watchOS:
- Open the Watch app on iPhone
- Go to the Watch tap, then go to “General” and “Software Update”
- Choose to download and install watchOS 8
Updating watchOS takes a while, so be patient.
watchOS 8 Compatible Apple Watch Models
watchOS 8 is compatible with the following Apple Watch models:
- Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch SE
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Apple Watch Series 7
How to Update tvOS 15 on Apple TV
Updating tvOS system software is pretty straight forward:
- Open the Settings app on Apple TV
- Go to System, then to Software Updates
- Choose to download and install tvOS 15
tvOS 15 Compatible Apple TV models
tvOS 15 is compatible with Apple TV 4k and Apple TV HD.
And in case you were wondering, the release of new Aerial screen savers for tvOS 15 also means they’re available on the computer with the Aerial Apple TV Mac screen saver.