Apple pulls Apple TV update amid bricking complaints

After downloading the update, some Apple TV users have reported losing device functionality as well as stored content.

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Apple has apparently pulled a software update for its Apple TV after reports that the update is bricking some users' set-top boxes and causing networking issues.

The on-device Apple TV 6.0 update, which was released on Friday , was taken down Saturday night, reverting to version 5.3 as the most recent update for download, according to 9to5Mac. After downloading the update, some Apple TV users have reported losing device functionality as well as stored content.

CNET has contacted Apple for comment and will update this report when we learn more.

Apple released a software update for its Apple TV box Friday, two days after the rollout of iOS 7. The new software for Apple TV included the addition of the iTunes Music Store to purchase music directly on the television and AirPlay from iCloud, which lets Apple TV play content from iTunes in the Cloud instead of your AirPlay device when possible.

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