Posted By Paul Kafasis on March 28th, 2017
Update (April 23rd, 2017): We’ve now released Airfoil Satellite TV, a free app for the newest models of Apple TV. With Airfoil Satellite TV, Airfoil can again send audio to your tvOS-based Apple TV. Updates to Airfoil, which will restore streaming directly to the Apple TV without requiring a receiver app, are still in the works.
Get the free Airfoil Satellite TV by searching for it in the App Store right on your Apple TV. If you have automatic downloading turned on for your Apple TV, you can also click this link to get the app.
Summary: To prevent loss of connectivity with Airfoil, Apple TV users should not upgrade to tvOS 10.2 at this time.
On March 27th, Apple released tvOS 10.2 for the latest generation of Apple TV. Changes made by Apple in this update have broken Airfoil’s ability to transmit audio to the newest generation of Apple TV. This issue affects both Airfoil for Mac and Airfoil for Windows, and prevents Airfoil from successfully sending audio to the Apple TV. If your Apple TV is still running tvOS 10.1.1 (or lower), stick with that for now to maintain connectivity with Airfoil.
We’re currently researching this problem, and hope to work around Apple’s changes with a future update. In the meantime, Airfoil users should avoid tvOS 10.2, sticking with their current version of tvOS instead. Be sure to disable automatic updates on the Apple TV as well. You can do this by going to Settings -> System -> Software Updates, and toggling “Automatically Update” to Off.
More to Come
We’ll post more news as soon as we have it, so watch this blog, as well as our Twitter account. When a new version is available, Airfoil itself can alert you, so be sure Software Update is on in the Preferences.