Apple TV is small device that attaches to a TV using HDMI and streams content from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and sports leagues, as well as content on computers using iTunes Home Share over a wireless or wired connection. It's controlled either via an infra red remote control device, or ...

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AppleTV's Netflix browse menu is no longer accessible

I bought a new Apple TV from the local Apple Store yesterday. I set it up last night and all was working well. I activated Netflix and was quite pleased with how easy it was to browse TV shows and ...
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Pausing app downloads on Apple TV 4

Can you pause app downloads on the new Apple TV? I can't find any way to do that except deleting the entire download.
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Cannot connect to Apple TV

My Apple TV works perfectly as a stand alone machine. It plays the channels I want to watch. However, Neither my MacBook Air, My iPads, my iPhone 6 and my iMac will no longer connect to AirPlay. All ...
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Can I move a movie rental from my Apple TV to my iPad?

If I rent a movie on my Mac, I can move the rented movie to my iPad. Can I do the same if I rent a movie directly on my AppleTV?
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Can Apple TV AirPlay mirroring use a “secondary” screen/display?

Can Apple TV enable me to treat my TV as a wireless secondary screen (as one can do when directly connecting the TV via a cable), rather than simply mirroring my primary screen? I'd love to stream ...
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Getting Apple TV 2 to work with third-party iPad app

I've got a non-Apple app which is supposed to use AirPlay to stream both video and audio to an Apple TV (or other AirPlay-enabled device). Following the AirPlay setup instructions on Apple's website, ...
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Unable to install profiles to Apple TV 4th gen

I'm trying to add a configuration profile to my Apple TV via Apple Configurator 2, as documented, however when I add the profile I get this error: An unexpected error has occurred with “Apple ...
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Pandora app won't play on Apple TV (4th Generation)

I can't get Pandora to play music on my Apple TV (4th Gen). It just sits there at 0:00.
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Netflix app on AppleTV crashes and restarts after beginning to play

I have had this issue for several months, the AppleTV is up-to-date, I've even done a factory reset, but the same problem is happening, and it appears to be most common on Netflix. After playing for ...
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Can I test Apple TV apps on a consumer model?

Just a simple question: I’m looking to develop an Apple TV application for the fourth generation Apple TV, and just wondered if any one knew if I can deploy and test home-made apps to a consumer Apple ...
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Number in brackets appended to Apple TV Bonjour name

I recently set up a 3rd-generation Apple TV in my living room. I have noticed that on my OS X 10.10 MacBook Pro an iPad and two iPhones (all iOS 7), the usual name of "Living Room Apple TV" appears ...
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Developing an app with an automatically renewable consumable in-app purchase

I'm developing a new tvOS app that has in-app purchases. I can't get the in-app purchases to show up in the simulator. What is the proper procedure when introducing in-app purchases to apps that are ...
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How not to miss the elimination of Optical Audio Output from 3rd to 4th gen Apple TV

I speculate that the audio signal at the Optical Audio Out of the 3rd generation Apple TV is always the same audio signal within the HDMI output. I further speculate that that's the reason behind ...
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How can I figure out why my Apple TV drops connection when using AirPlay

Hi – I have a really frustrating issue with my Apple TV(s). I have two of them, and several iOS devices, and this issue exists for all combinations. The issue: I'll be streaming something in Safari, ...
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Apple TV play media stored on Airport Extreme hard drive?

The current gen Airport Extreme (802.11ac, you know... the tall white one) is capable of having a network accessible hard drive connected directly to it. Now that the new Apple TV can run apps, can I ...
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Apple TV 3G can't connect to Windows iTunes home sharing library

I'm trying to connect my 3rd generation Apple TV to iTunes on Windows 7 via iTunes home sharing, but when I "click" the Computers icon on the Apple TV, it shows an error message stating that it can't ...
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Why won't the audio switch back to my Internal Speakers after having used Apple TV?

When I extend my MacBook display to my TV using my Apple TV, both the video and audio work well, being output through my TV. However, when I disconnect my Apple TV, the video disconnects, but audio ...
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AppleTV 4 Podcast App Slow Playback

After using a Harmony 520 remote with the new AppleTV 4 Podcast app, all the podcasts now playback in slow motion. Rebooting the AppleTV does not solve the problem. It appears that the Universal ...
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Can't see Photos on Apple TV

I recently moved from a 3rd gen Apple TV to a 4th gen. With the 3rd gen, I loved how it would display photos from my iMac. With the 4th gen model, I can't seem to get that working. I logged out ...
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Is there some way for me to connect old technology to airplay?

I have a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro with El Capitan, I'm not able to use AirPlay because I simply don't have the hardware for it. However, I'm trying to work through the thought experiment of how I might be ...
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Apple TV stops playing the video from movies at 10 minutes

My 2nd gen Apple TV pretty consistently freezes the video but not the audio of purchased content (movies or TV shows Edit from iTunes-see comment below) at exactly 10 minutes in. It doesn't happen ...
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AWDL0 error messages in MBP without AWDL interface

I have a late 2011, 2.5 GHz Core i7 MBP running El Capitan 10.11.2. It runs great except for streaming Airplay to my Apple TV, particularly when trying to use the TV as a separate display. It bogs ...
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Can I pay for my Netflix subscription using iTunes credit?

Now that you can sign up for Netflix with your Apple ID and use that for billing, does that allow you to get it billed to your iTunes Credit rather than credit card?
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Is AppleTV the only device that can receive AirPlay VIDEO?

3rd-party AirPlay-enabled AV-receivers are starting to hit the market (Pioneer, Denon, Marantz), but as far as I can tell, they can stream AirPlay audio only. Apple's page for AirPlay seems to imply ...
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iTunes starts playing music automatically when watching Apple TV

Every time I pause or unpause Netflix on Apple TV it starts playing iTunes music on my computer, even with wi-fi and home sharing turned off. How do I disable iTunes from launching when using Apple ...
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How can I control my Apple TV from my Mac? [duplicate]

I have two third gen Apple TVs and a Macbook Pro running 10.8. I use the remote app on my iPhone and iPad all the time, but it seems silly that I have to reach for them when my Macbook is right on my ...
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Is there a way to stream video to an Apple TV without iTunes? [closed]

Can I stream video to an Apple TV without using iTunes? iTunes is good, but if I can have another way to stream video, it would be great.
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Apple TV YouTube “Error occured loading this content”

So my YouTube application for my Apple TV is not working. When I go to play a video, it shows "An error has occurred loading this content. Try again later." This first started happening yesterday out ...
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How to play a video file (avi/mp4) in AppleTV?

Suppose I would like to play a video file (avi/mp4) in AppleTV 3. I see two options: play the file in the laptop and mirror the screen via AirPlay on the AppleTV. import the file into the ITunes in ...
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Apple TV YouTube Error

So I have an Apple TV and whenever I try watching YouTube it says, "An error occurred loading this content. Try again later." I've unplugged and plugged the wire, yet it still doesn't work. I also ...
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Remote control Apple TV from MacBook

I need a program to remote control my (new) Apple TV from my macbook. I know I can control it from my iPhone using Remote. Does exists a similar software for mac osx? I want to be able to watch ...
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VLC Player on Apple TV cannot browse shared folder on Windows 7 x64

I have VLC player installed on Apple TV. I can see my Windows 7 x64 machine (with SMB suffix after its name) when I'm browsing local network in VLC Player. But when I'm trying to open it I can see ...
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Reinstate YouTube on Jailbroken AppleTV 2

In early 2015, my Apple TV 2's YouTube App disappeared. I understand that this occured due to YouTube's API update to 3.0 and the subsequent deprecation of version 2.0. Now I'm stuck on Apple TV ...
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ATV3 Youtube Quality

I have a 3rd generation Apple TV that I'm trying to watch some YouTube tutorials on but the streaming quality is really low. How do I select a higher definition? I can't seem to find an option or ...
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Remote app won't connect, says “Turn on home sharing”

After an update installed, none of my iOS devices recognize my Apple TV from the Remote App. They just say "Turn on Home Sharing..." When I go through the "add remote" wizard, I see a disabled music ...
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Apple TV Not Waking on Demand for Computer Behind Switch

I can Home Share between a Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and my AppleTV with no problems as long as the two computers are awake. The ATV finds and streams the libraries with no problems. The Mac Mini and ATV ...
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Are all apps compatible with the Apple TV?

I can't find a list of Apple TV products anywhere. I want to use Dish Anywhere specifically on the Apple TV. I'd also like to know if I can just mirror my screen from my iPhone 6 Plus to the Apple TV. ...
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Is it possible to tell the charge of the Apple TV Siri Remote from OS X?

My Apple TV Siri remote just dropped below 20% battery charge so I thought I would charge it in my Mac. How do I know when it is done charging? Is there some OS X command or utility for checking the ...
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AirPlay option disappeared?

I have the AppleTV connected via WiFi. I tried AirPlay via WiFi using my iPhone and it mirrored perfectly. The next day, the AppleTV was sleeping before I turned it on using the Apple Remote. However, ...
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How do you use Apple TV with multiple Game Center accounts

From what I understand, the ATV 4 only lets you use 1 GC account. What if you have more than 1 person? Doesn't that mean that if somebody else plays a game it will mess up your high scores and ...
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Lock Mac mini but keep secondary display running

I am configuring a dashboard on a TV display to show latest sales stats, etc. and am running this off our existing build 'server', a Mac mini. The Mac mini is connected to a standard monitor and a TV ...
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Switching HDMI input to Apple TV causes crackling noise and strange video

When I switch HDMI inputs on my TV from Tivo or Blu-ray to a sleeping Apple TV (4th generation, with apps), I get nasty crackling electronic interference noise on the sound system plus weird ...
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How to share a Smart Album in Photos App

I am using the new Photos app in OSX and would like to share recent photos with the Apple TVs in my house by using Home Sharing. The photos would be used for the screen saver feature on the Apple TV. ...
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How to get Apple TV to start an iPhoto slideshow in the middle?

I have a photo album in iPhoto '11. To stream it to my Apple TV (3rd gen), I open iTunes '11 and do File > Home Sharing > Choose Photos to Share with Apple TV. I select my photo album from the list ...
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Can I use an Xbox 360 controller with the 4th Gen Apple TV (2015)?

Can I use my Xbox 360 controller with the 2015 (4th Gen) Apple TV?
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Apple Remote controlling iPhone

I am trying to connect an Apple TV remote to my iPhone so I can test my application with the remote. But I can not find anything that shows how to connnect the devices together. Does the remote ...
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How to stream only the video to an Apple TV from a Mac?

I have an Apple TV with which I'd like to read videos from my mac, both from Internet (Youtube for example) and from files stored on my hard drive. There is two ways of doing it: the first one is ...
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Apple TV 2: shared photo folder won't update

I have successfully shared photos from my computer to my Apple TV via iTunes, by going to Advance > Choose Photos to Share. However, when I add photos to that directory, they do not appear on my ...
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Getting YouTube back on Apple TV

As of the latest Apple TV software update, YouTube is no longer showing up on the home screen, apparently replaced by Vimeo (which I like, but which has a very limited video selection). Is there any ...
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4th Gen AppleTV - multiple logins vs shared login

I've just purchased the 4th gen AppleTV. One thing I've noticed is that switching user accounts could be a lot easier. For example, if my wife would like to listen to music associated with her ...