I have an Apple TV 3rd Gen (a1469) running OS 7.2.2. I need it to connect to the Internet through a proxy.

I've tried downloading AppleConfigurator2 Version 2.7.1 on a Mac with macOS 10.13, but I don't see the Apple TV from AppleConfigurator's interface.

How do I connect the Apple TV (3rd Gen) to the Internet through a proxy?

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I've not used this particular service but from the looks of it it seems pretty straightforward and easy to setup and configure with a Apple TV. There's a video titled: Apple TV Setup for Smart DNS Proxy on that page that'll guide you through the steps.

Basically what you'll be doing is the following steps:

  • Setup an account on Smart DNS Proxy website from a PC
  • On your Apple TV go to Settings → General → Network
  • Go to Configure DNS and select Manual
  • Select an IP for a DNS server from this page that's reasonably close to you
  • Reboot your Apple TV

NOTE: The full steps are here if you need to change your location etc.

  • Thanks for the answer, but I'm not trying to only proxy the DNS, but all traffic to the internet. Commented Apr 15, 2019 at 18:17
  • Can you elaborate on the type of proxy you want to use, do mean a. VPN then? I believe the DNS method will route your traffic as well.
    – slm
    Commented Apr 15, 2019 at 18:26
  • I have a machine on my network that routes all traffic going through it outside the VPN. I need all traffic between the appletv and the internet to go through that host:port. Commented Apr 15, 2019 at 19:32
  • @WalrustheCat - OK makes sense now, thanks. I found this link which shows how to setup AppleConfiguratorv2 which appears to be the only way to do what you want - forums.developer.apple.com/thread/89603.
    – slm
    Commented Apr 15, 2019 at 19:38
  • thanks, but i can't get it to talk to the 3rd gen apple tv. it is a pretty old model. Commented Apr 15, 2019 at 20:08

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