Apple has quietly shipped updated system software for the Apple TVm bringing it to version 2.0.2.

The company has provided scant information on the content of the update, but reports on Apple's discussion forums suggest the patch improves the device's responsiveness to a remote control and addresses some network speed problems.

Additional known improvements introduced within the software update include the addition of a viewable gallery of a contact's favourite photos when accessing Flickr.

The update is available using the Software Update command within the Apple TV menu.