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Apple TV is small device that connects to a TV using HDMI and is capable of streaming content from iTunes, Netflix, and many other sources, and which supports third-party apps as of the release of the fourth generation. This tag is for questions relating to Apple TV hardware and software.

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TV shows not showing on Up Next

If I want to watch a TV show (or a movie) that is in a family shared account. I am able to watch it, but it does not display in "up next" nor does it remember when I was up to in the movie. ...
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Terminal user@location is using AppleTV and not computer [duplicate]

I opened terminal this morning after I turned on my computer from a shut down. Normally the terminal starts with username@computerName. This time it's username@appleTVname. I can't figure out how to ...
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Is it possible to browse the apps available for the Apple TV device with a web browser on a desktop?

I want to avoid typing with the Apple TV Remote and use the keyboard of my desktop pc to search apps. On Apple'S web page they explain what the app store is but I cannot find a way to browse apps ...
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Use a Mac Mini as an Apple TV For Audio?

On the weekend I went to a friend's house, he owns an Apple TV. He started streaming music from the Music Apple application on the phone to the Apple TV, and on the TV it appears the song lyrics ...
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Difficulty with VLC playing video files on Apple TV

Files are shared on LAN from MacOS 10.15.7 Catalina, using Home Sharing. Apple TV is model A1625 (Gen 4 I think), TvOS 17.2. VLC is ver. 3.4.9. It's weird: I can view exactly one video file (.m4v or ....
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Do "Beta Updates" of tvOS collect significantly more telemetry data than the stable release? What potential privacy issues can arise?

Because you can easily install a beta release on tvOS and also revert back to the stable channel, I often do this. Now a colleague told me that I should never install beta releases because they ...
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Where did my Apple TV wish list go?

Since updating to iOS and tvOS 17.2 I've been unable to find my wishlist. I've assumed that it was just the usual sync delay with my AppleID following an update and that the wishlists would eventually ...
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Apple TV no longer allows dictation into Search fields

On Apple TV, when searching for content in various apps, on the screen with an alphabet used to type into the Search form, we see a prompt inviting us to press the Siri button to dictate rather than ...
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Can I flash Linux on Apple TV A1469? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to flash Linux (pihole to be more specific) on my old Apple TV Model A1469. Searched a lot but only found a way to do in the 1st gen. Any way I can do this?
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Stop “Position iPhone camera” appearing on my phone

I attempted to use an iPhone with an Apple TV FaceTime app. It didn’t work correctly, and now the iPhone constantly shows this message pasted below. No amount of pressing “Disconnect” or “skip this ...
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One of our Apple TV 4K devices does not permit speaking the characters when entering a password

Title says it all. We have two Apple TV 4K devices. One of them lets us speak each character of a password when in a password data-entry screen. The other Apple TV 4K does not. Is there some way to ...
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Apple TV remote loses ability to control old infrared sound bar

We have an old Vizio sound bar, with infrared remote control. We use the Apple TV 4K remote to "learn" that old remote. This works very well, with the Apple remote able to raise/lower volume ...
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casting third-party apps (like YouTube, Netflix, etc.) to Apple TV 4K from iPhone

Goal My goal is to cast third-party apps like YouTube or Netflix to my Apple TV 4K. I do not want to Airplay my screen but rather control the Third-Party-App via my iPhone. Usually the button looks ...
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Is it safe to sign into subscription services on a holiday smart tv

I am renting a cottage for a week holiday and it has a smart tv. That is tempting to watch Foundation etc on Apple TV rather than my tablet screen. However I am concerned that there could be residual ...
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Ask Siri for battery level on Apple TV remote

On our Apple TV 4K, we were previously able to ask Siri on the remote control “battery level”. The current amount of battery charge appeared on screen. That feature disappeared in recent versions of ...
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How to use the FaceTime Live Photos on tvOS?

Using FaceTime on iOS and iPadOS, there's a circular white button that takes a still frame of the video: It doesn't seem to be available while on a call directly on the TV : Is there a way to take ...
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Disable an Apple TV’s ability to be airplayed audio to only

I never AirPlay audio to our Apple TV, but instead use a receiver with AirPlay capabilities. The AirPlay list is therefore crowded with an option that is never used and is only there to confuse. We do ...
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When mirroring the screen on a Mac to AppleTV, can the Mac built-in monitor be shut off?

Is there a way to, when mirroring the screen on a Mac to AppleTV, to have the Mac built-in monitor shut off? It is a waste of energy to have both monitors on when I'm watching a movie. (If it's ...
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Install a Linux distrubution on Apple TV Model A1469

So, recently, I found an Apple TV at my house. Since it no longer supports Youtube and I don't really have a use for it, I want to make a little makeshift computer for browsing the web. Problem? ...
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Differences between using AppleTV 4K device, AppleTV app and AppleTV+?

This is my first foray into the world of AppleTV and also my first 4K television and I could use a little help orienting myself. I have a (43") Samsung LED 4k 'smart' television on order (I ...
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Use apple TV remote as the *only* remote for a TV

I would like to purchase an Apple TV and an accompanying TV. I will use the Apple TV and tvOS as the only software to watch anything on that TV. Is there a way to be able to use the remote of the ...
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AppleTV gray blank screen after OS update

There was an OS update for my AppleTV 4th gen, so I set it to download & install. Everything went as it should with any Apple device, but when it rebooted, there is a gray-ish blank screen and ...
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AppleTV remote lost, can't use remote app

I lost my AppleTV 4th Gen remote, so I tried to use the remote app on my iPhone but it's asking me to enter a code on the AppleTV! If I had a way to do that why would I use the remote app on the phone?...
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Apple TV and PC monitor - how to control the volume?

I've got Apple TV 3, solely to AirPlay YouTube to my monitor with speakers connected to it. I can't adequately express my feelings when I discovered I can't control the output volume while playing ...
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Do 3rd party devices (e.g. Smart TV) have access iCloud Keychain?

I am trying to figure out how iCloud keychain works, especially for 3rd party devices and apps. Mainly using https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/security/sec0a319b35f/web and other partial ...
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.movpkg conversion to normal format

I've bought a few movies on AppleTV and after downloading them I wanted to copy them onto an USB stick as an example so I can watch them on other devices easily. The problem here is though, that like ...
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How do I stream audio to my HomePod minis without using Apple TV?

I have a pair of HomePod minis connected to an Apple TV 4K, which is connected to a projector. Is there a way to stream directly to the HomePod minis from my iPhone without “waking up” the Apple TV ...
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How to play a movie on a MacBook using a multimedia projector for output?

At our school there are (not smart) BenQ multimedia projectors in every classrom, every one of these is connected to an AppleTV (AppleTVs are not connected to WiFi) via HDMI cable and more and more ...
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AirPods 2nd Generation never connect with Apple TV 4K, yet AirPods 3rd Generation always do

My Apple TV 4K, with the latest tvOS 16.3, never offers to connect with my AirPods 2nd Generation. I tried opening the case several inches away. I tried opening the case several feet away. I tried ...
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iPhone requesting password for wrong Apple ID when setting up Apple TV

While setting up a brand new Apple 4k TV (tvOS 16.3), I choose the option to setup using my iPhone 13 (iOS 16.3). After confirming the popup it then prompts me for the password for my ex-partner’s ...
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How can I change users on an Arcade app on Apple TV?

I have a game I downloaded from Apple Arcade on my Apple TV. (The game in question is Leo's Fortune, but I am making the question as app agnostic as possible) When i first downloaded and played the ...
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New to macos: Apple Ventura OS will not let me delete TV?

I want to delete Apple TV on my 14-inch 2021 Macbook Pro M1, Ventura OS 13.1 version. Running the command sudo rm -Rdf /System/Applications/TV.app in my terminal returns "Operation not permitted&...
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Can I use my Macbook keyboard to control my Apple TV via Bluetooth or otherwise?

As the title says, and if yes - how can I do this?
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Airplay to Apple TV with Bluetooth speakers doesn't work

My Apple TV uses Bluetooth speakers that play normal Apple TV sounds. When I use an app to send AirPlay to the tv, there is no sound. However if I use mirroring sound to the Apple TV via bluetooth ...
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Can iTunes for Windows play 4K movies that purchased from iTunes Store?

I rented a 4K movie from iTunes Store in iTunes for Windows. But the resolution seemed not to be 4K when it started playing. (My monitor is 2K) I checked the preferences of iTunes and found something ...
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Apple TV 4K + LG Computer Monitor: Apple remote has but loses volume control

Equipment: Apple TV 4K with remote. 43" inch computer monitor LG 43UD79-B 4K with built-in speakers, has its own remote. Connection: HDMI, from Apple TV to monitor Problem When I first ...
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Best way to merge photos from two iCloud accounts and present them via Apple TV?

My and the gf were on holliday and both took pictures with our iPhones. We now wanna select some to show to the family from both accounts and present them via our Apple TV that has me logged in with ...
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How to get "3 months of Apple TV+ for free" offer back?

We bought a new MacBook Pro for my wife around a month ago and there was this message about "3 months of Apple TV+ for free" somewhere in settings, but it has disappeared recently. Is there ...
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Can one use an Apple TV if they do not have another device on which to create an "iTunes Store Account"?

I am trying to setup an Apple TV for an elderly person with dementia so she can watch TV. I have her Apple credentials, and I set it up so that I get the two-factor authentication codes on my iPhone. ...
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In 2022, what is the expected behavior of an Apple TV 1st Generation?

Someone gave me a 1st Generation Apple TV they were going to put in the trash. Curious to see if there's anything - at all, screen mirroring, screensavers, even a clock, etc - that it can be used for ...
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Streaming Pictures (local network only) to the new AppleTV

How-To stream and/or upload Pictures (local network only, I don't wish any cloud) to the new AppleTV? With a web search I found a few Apps, but they are discontinued. I am aware of AirPlay, but search ...
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How to factory reset Apple TV without any working remote or Apple ID

I got an Apple TV 4k device from a friend, but without the remote. I bought a cheap IR remote to see if I could get this to work. When I hold the menu and right buttons on the remote, I am taken to a ...
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Older AppleTV 4K started having decoding artifacts a few months back. Factory reset didn't help. Is it just my device?

I have an A1842 AppleTV 4K (one of the first versions) that I have been very satisfied with and which functions as expected. A few months back I started noticing that the edges around persons in ...
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Connect AirPods that belongs to another Apple ID to shared Apple TV

I have an Apple TV. The main Apple account that is used to set-up the TV is mine. Without pairing my AirPods, it shows up on the TV when I want to use it while watching something. Sometimes, someone ...
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How can my wife watch her photos on our Apple TV?

My wife would like to watch her photos on our Apple TV. She is logged in on our Apple TV and we are also sharing an iCloud subscription as well. Is there a way to do that? Or somehow load her photos ...
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Pressing Siri button on Apple TV 4K brings up a keyboard rather than listening for command

On our older Apple TV 4K, pressing the Siri button brings up the swirling color ball as Siri listens and then immediately executes my verbal command. On our newer refreshed Apple TV 4K model, pressing ...
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Apple TV from Apple One and Apple TV free trial on new devices conflict

I bought a new iPhone for a family member and added them to family sharing. Everything works (Apple Music, Apple Arcade, etc) but not Apple TV. This is because there's a conflict between the Apple One ...
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How much storage used on my Apple TV 4K?

On an Apple TV 4K (or Apple TV HD), how can I find out how much storage (“disk” space) is used by OS, apps etc (for example, if 34 gigs on a 64 gig unit are used by OS, apps, and screen saver videos, ...
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Mac Mini M1 on Monterey (just about) broke home sharing to Apple TV

I like to watch my (mp4) video files on my living room tv via an Apple TV (3rd gen). I just swapped from Mac Mini M1 running Big Sur to a different Mac Mini M1 running Monterey (double the RAM and ...
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Is it safe to use AirPlay to stream on an essentially open WiFi network?

An elderly relative has just moved into in a nursing home that has 1 WiFi network which is used by all staff, residents, and guests. There is no password: You just select the WiFi and you are ...
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