Apple TV updating gives error, then Unhappy face, start from scratch

Great Kodi for Apple TV 1, however this updating has been a problem for more than a year… only twice has it actually updated without the following process… usually I wait until the latest version comes out and do a scratch then reinstall. Question, why notify us of update when it Kapoots (sad face upon auto restart) the system?
Apple TV 1 auto update is off (for good reason). I receive a notification that Update is available. I manually update and Kodi goes Kapoot. Fix: well needs to be reinstalled with latest version (eventhough it will then tell me that an update is available). Fortunately I Backed up before starting this nightmare… so after reinstalling from scratch I can restore from my back up.

The update issue has only existed for a couple of weeks.
If you had problems before this then the issue certainly isn’t related.

Good question. Did you search or check the AppleTV category for an answer?

  1. Login via the command line
  2. Edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list
  3. Add the following line: deb jessie-devel main
  4. Run the following commands to update: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && reboot
  5. Your system should have have received the update.

Please see if the issue is resolved.

I also recommend you edit /etc/apt/sources.list again and remove the line that you added after updating. This will return you to the normal update channel.