I have a Apple TV 3rd generation and I know that I can navigate to Settings etc to turn it off. While this works, it's kind of cumbersome. Are there easier ways to turn an Apple TV off?


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If you mean sleep. Which effectively is turning it off.

On 3rd Gen.

Hold down the Play/Pause button for 5 seconds. The Apple TV will go to sleep.

On the 4th Gen.

Hold down the the Home button for a couple of seconds, Looks like a TV.

You will then get a option dialogue to Sleep or cancel.

  • On 3rd Gen, holding down the Play/Pause button for 5 seconds will not turn off Apple TV unless you are at the Home screen. I hate that steps are required to power off a device. So annoying...
    – user166405
    Mar 15, 2016 at 7:07
  • Unfortunately it does not say anything about that.. support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204332
    – markhunte
    Mar 15, 2016 at 8:57

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