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Questions tagged [appletv]

Apple TV is small device that attaches 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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Ethernet audio stream drops somewhere en route from Time Capsule through ATV to my receiver

Hardware configuration is as follows: Receiver, is connected via HDMI cable to .. Apple TV, which is connected via Cat 6 ethernet cable to .. Time Capsule, which is connected via Cat 6 to .. ...
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What is “Sign on via TV Provider” (Apple TV)?

I'm interested in 'cutting the cord' to digital ("cable") TV service, so I'm exploring the "online" options, such as streaming through my Apple TV (3rd Gen.). I notice that usually when I try to do ...
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AirPlay works great with iOS but quite bad on macOS

AirPlay freezes if streamed from Mac (I have 2 Macs with latest macOS and they have the same issue). It works great from my iPhone instead. I have Apple TV 3rd generation with latest TVOS installed. ...
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Use the HomePod to turn on TV and Receiver

is there any way to have the Apple HomePod control my receiver? Here is what I am thinking: I would ask the Siri HomePod to play a playlist and Siri would automatically turn on my receiver (Sony STR-...
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Unknown Apple TV showing up in system audio menu

When opening the volume control / audio menu in the system menu bar I sometimes see "Apple TV" among the possible audio sinks. I don't own an Apple TV nor does one exist on my network so I'm assuming ...
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Cable Channels on Apple TV? [closed]

I am thinking about getting an Apple TV. I already have Netflix and Amazon Prime accounts, and I understand that there are apps on the Apple TV that will give access to those. How do I get access to ...
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Lost Apple TV remote - can't activate Apple TV Remote app?

I have lost the remote for my 2nd gen Apple TV. Apple says this is no problem, thanks to the Apple TV Remote app. BUT - the instructions, here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208492 say: ...
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Why can't I AirPlay mirror my iPhone XS FaceTime video to my AppleTV in landscape rotation?

I always did this in the past with my older iPhones and a 3rd Gen Apple TV: launch a facetime session, enable AirPlay mirroring to the TV and turn the phone sideways to get landscape mode so that the ...
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Apple TV AirPlay and Ethernet

Ok, not a techie. I have an iPad (2018) connected via Ethernet cable, I am planning to get an Apple TV (also connected via Ethernet). Will I be able to connect thru AirPlay to ATV, and cast to my TV,...
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AppleTV4 Airplay 2 music out of sync with Airport Express Speakers

I recently updated my AppleTV from a v2 to a v4, as well as replaced three older Airport Expresses with the newest version that supports Airplay 2. This was done because iTunes 12 seems to have ...
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Can Apple TV stream video from an external server using SMB or FTP protocol with external subtitles?

I am seriously considering moving from my Android TV-based player to Apple TV player, because my current solution fails completely on playing / streaming videos from from an external server through ...
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Will HomeKit remote access still work if I add a VPN to my Apple TV?

I've currently got a great little HomeKit setup in my home which works perfectly even when I'm out of the house. I understand that HomeKit makes use of the Apple TV as a hub to enable remote access to ...
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AirplayUIAgent frequently asking to access Keychain

Every time I open my Macbook I encounter a pop up saying that AirplayUIAgent wants to access confidential information stored in my keychain under "Lukes Apple TV" Does anybody know what this process ...
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What are the various ways to skip a song on youtube on 3rd generation Apple TV using the iOS remote app or Apple Watch remote app

What are the various ways to skip a song on youtube on Apple TV using the iOS remote app or Apple Watch remote app? Currently, it seems like the easiest way to do this is to just fast forward till ...
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Can‘t setup an iPad or Apple TV as Home Hub

I tried a lot of different things and running out of ideas. I wanted to start using the HomeKit and failed to setup a Home Hub, both with my Apple TV 4 and with my iPad. My Apple ID is setup with Two-...
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AirPlay display on Apple TV works but cursor can't go past half the screen

I successfully mirrored my internal MacBook Pro display to a 3rd gen Apple TV. The resolution shifted as expected, audio in the connected TV works, video looks fine, but when I try to take the cursor ...
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Apple TV/Internet line

I don't know if this is the place to ask by I'm trying to diagnose a problem with my Apple TV. No matter what TV app I choose (BBC, Prime, Netflix etc) the program stops and I get a 'Something went ...
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What are all these tvOS services?

I noticed Apple's tvOS broadcasting no less than 7 mDNS PTR-RRs (via Bonjour, I presume): + Apple TV._airplay._tcp.local + Apple TV._mediaremotetv._tcp.local + Apple TV._companion-link._tcp.local + ...
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Apple TV Remote option in iPhone Control Center doesn't work

I have an Apple TV which works perfectly. On my iPhone 6s I've been using the Apple TV Remote app for quite some time and that too works perfectly. A week ago I activated the Apple TV Remote option ...
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Apple TV as home hub with personal iCloud

I want to setup our living room Apple TV as homehub, however according to instructions I need to sign in with the same iCloud account as the one I use in my iPhone. If I leave my iCloud account signed ...
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How to fix audio delay on AirPlay 2?

I have an AppleTV 4K connected to a soundbar in my living room and an AppleTV 4th gen connected to a TV in my guest room. With AirPlay 2 I can output music from Spotify to both, but the audio goes ...
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Can't AirPlay from Mac to Apple TV (ethernet)

The other questions on this subjects are 4-6 years old and have not helped to solve my problem playing my media from a Mac to an Apple TV. MBP Retina Early 2013 running OS 10.12.6 (Sierra, current) ...
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How to I get subtitles to work in iPlayer on Apple TV 4th gen?

Why does BBC iPlayer on Apple TV 4th gen have no subtitles? Deleted and reinstalled but can’t view any subtitles at all. Any ideas? Anyone? I have tried pulling down during playback. Selecting “auto” ...
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Harmony Remote and Apple TV - “start position”

I have my Harmony Remote set up to control my Apple TV (4th Gen, not 4K) and it works fine for the basics. I'd like to setup an Activity on the remote to launch Netflix. However the way to do this ...
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Unable to Airplay audio or video from MBP to Apple TV

Apple TV Gen 4 MBP early 2013 with Sierra (10.12.6) I'm unable to make the MBP switch from internal speakers to Great Room, the name of my Apple TV. I click Great Room, and after a moment of silence ...
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AirPlay audio output

Ok, so I'm working in a new classroom with the following scenario I'm trying to solve. I have a MacBook Air connected to a ceiling projector using AirPlay. The thing I don't like with this is that ...
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Quit Apps While Using AirPlay

I just purchased an Apple TV 4K to use with my iPhone 6s plus after my Chromecast broke. I just noticed that when casting movies to my tv using Airplay, I cannot close the app doing the casting. For ...
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Can I ask Siri to connect an Apple TV to my AirPods? The AirPods are already paired.

What is the correct command to get a 4th Generation Apple TV to connect to AirPods using Siri? When I try “connect to my AirPods”, all that happens is the Settings app opens and “Video and Audio” is ...
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How can I play local multiplayer games on Apple TV

I would like to play multiplayer games such as Beach Buggy Racing on my Apple TV 4th generation. I wonder if I need to buy an MFi game controller, such as the Steelseries Nimbus or if I can just use ...
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AppleTV 4k send separate stereo channels to two bluetooth speakers?

I have an AppleTV 4K which works very well over bluetooth with a Beolit 15 speaker but only in mono. I have two and they can be coupled to play stereo but with frequent dropouts. How can I tell my ...
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How to scrobble to last.fm from YouTube played via Apple TV?

I got some rad new sonos speakers and hooked them up to my TV. So naturally I'm now playing more music videos on YouTube. But Last.fm isn't picking up these scrobbles. Bummer! What can I do to make ...
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Why on Apple TV 4K, using Siri with “Move forward by 2 minutes” moved the movie back to near the beginning?

When I was watching the movie at 00:50:00 (about 50 minutes into the movie), and I said to Siri on the Apple TV 4K, "Move forward by 2 minutes", it moved the movie to 00:02:00 (near the beginning of ...
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How do I tell my Apple TV 4K to retry for using 4K as a default?

When I set up the Apple TV 4K, it was possible that the Internet speed was slower than usual, and Apple TV 4K said it is not possible to play at 4K for the iTunes movies that I purchased. But what ...
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How to tell which resolution my iTunes movie is playing at?

For Apple TV 4K, if an iTunes movie has 4K available, but possibly due to my other Internet usage, the speed required (25Mbps recommended) is or is not possible. Then how can I tell which resolution ...
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iOS 12 AirPlay on iPhone stops when not on app/asleep

I am attempting to stream Foxtel Now to my Apple TV through my iPhone 8 Plus. I used to be able to stream it and it would continue to stream even though I'm browsing Twitter or even when the phone is ...
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How to wirelessly mirror a MacBook onto a smart tv without Apple TV?

It seems like Apple wants me to spend 200 USD on an Apple TV just to wirelessly mirror my MacBook's display onto my smart tv. Is there really no way to get around this? I'm not afraid of technical ...
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Apple TV connection request from random unknown devices

I recently bought an Apple TV 4K and very happy so far. Now and then I see Pairing code request to allow Apple TV access to random iPhones and devices. I understand that devices should be in the same ...
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The specified item does not appear to be a valid keychain item

Im using macOS High Sierra version 10.13.4. When i tried to setup apple tv app in my mac, after few settings and setups, i need to work on Apple Configurator 2. in that, i have to follow these steps: ...
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How to switch the subtitle language of Hulu on Apple TV

I began watching a show on Hulu. It came up with Spanish subtitles. I want to switch it to English subtitles. I was instructed by a Hulu customer service rep to go to the Hulu website, log in, pull ...
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How can I prepare for Apple WWDC 2018 event live broadcast and rebroadcast?

I expect I will not be able to view the livestream of the WWDC main public keynote event. Has Apple announced any plans for non-attendee viewing of WWDC keynote and events?
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Adding an Apple TV to the Home app in tvOS 11.4

tvOS updated yesterday to 11.4 on my Apple TVs, and on startup asked what room each Apple TVs is in. However, it didn't show the list of rooms I have defined in my Home app. It showed a generic list ...
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Can you add more than one iMovie Theater account to an Apple TV?

I have a 3rd generation Apple TV and typically have the iCloud account set to mine. However, another member of my family is starting to use iMovie Theater and their videos do not appear on the Apple ...
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AppleTV ethernet over HDMI?

I have an AppleTV 4K connected to a Sony screen over HDMI. The AppleTV is connected to the Internet via WiFi, the Sony is deliberately not connected - just power and HDMI. Recently I have learned that ...
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ISP Blocking Internet access on Apple TV

My ISP is blocking Internet access on Apple TV's. How do they determine that traffic is originating from an Apple TV? Any way around it?
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Streaming DVDs from iCloud through AppleTV

I have an Apple TV and a bunch of DVDs that I want to rip and then stuck in the loft. I want to watch them via the AppleTV. I’ve tried putting them in iTunes and that works but only while my PC is on....
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Failing to Connect Remote App to AppleTV (4th Gen), While Screen Sharing Works

I don't have access to my proper AppleTV remote to control my AppleTV (4th Gen), but that's no problem because I can use the Remote app on an iPhone and iPad. The Remote app was working fine until ...
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Are iOS game controllers compatible with Apple TV?

If a game controller mentions that it's compatible with iOS, is it likely that it's also compatible with the Apple TV? Tons of controllers are iOS compatible, but only a subset of them claim to be ...
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Music sounds louder than Movies and TV Shows on Apple TV 4K

I have an Apple TV 4K plugged into a Vizio TV via HDMI, and a Vizio soundbar plugged into the TV via an optical cable. When watching movies, the volume range is pretty good. Setting my soundbar to ...
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How to go from tvOS beta to public build?

I have tvOS 11.3 beta installed and I’d like to install the regular, default current version so that my aTV is both stable and continues to update itself. How can I do this and can I avoid wiping the ...
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Does an Apple TV stream 4K movies if the Internet connection is somewhat less than the recommended 25Mbps?

This is to decide whether to buy an AppleTV 4K or not: For example, some areas may have an 18 to 22Mbps Internet connection, and is just about 10% to 20% lower than the official recommended 25Mbps. ...