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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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Once I set up AppleTV to to play My Photo stream photos, can it update the photo stream automatically (or even manually)?

I have an Apple TV 2 that I set up to use a screen Saver of My Photo Stream ( Settings > Screen Saver > Photos > My Photo stream ) it appears to have imported what it claims are 379 photos from my ...
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How to show presentations on a standalone billboard using Apple TV?

I have a standalone billboard (not connect to any network) onto which I want to show some Keynote presentations from an AppleTV (2k model). How can I set up everything and store everything within the ...
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Apple Update server names - iOS devices & tvOS devices

For a few years now, our Net Admin has blocked WiFi access to Apple servers which provide updates to iOS devices. We do this to minimize traffic to our users' devices when new updates are released, (...
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How to watch Apple TV+ shows on a TV without the Apple TV device?

I was wondering whether it's possible to watch Apple TV+ shows on my LG TV? I tried (or can try) the following: My TV has a Chromecast plugged in, but it doesn't appear to be an option. I searched ...
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Can't stop the screen with the new iCloud terms from being displayed from time to time

Since a couple of weeks back, when I start (and sometime during usage of) my Apple TV this screen comes up. (In Swedish and it translates to...) New terms of service for iCloud You must accept ...
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When using Sidecar, Apple TV app playback frame is black

I am thrilled that the TV app is on Mac now. But I noticed one thing, that it is not compatible with Sidecar. If I play some movies or TV episodes when there is a Sidecar connection, the video will be ...
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How to hide AppleTVs from the phone speaker options?

Is there any way to remove AppleTV from the speaker list on the Phone app in iOS? I am running iOS 13.1. I tried disabling Allow calls on other devices but that did not solve the issue. In the pic ...
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Apple TV not turning on via HDMI//CEC since tvOS 13

I have an Apple TV gen 4(4k?) connected to an HDMI TV. Normally if the TV is set to the same input as the Apple TV then I can use the TV remote and the Apple TV will turn on. I belive this feature is ...
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How to set Apple TV's language back to English?

So, our daughter thought it would be funny to change the Apple TV's language setting. She is now complaining that she can't watch TV shows. Of course she can't, because nobody can figure out how to ...
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Why do I see “Music Videos” and “TV & Movies” as library options in the Apple Music app in macOS Catalina?

I find this to be weird: I understand that Apple obsoleted and discontinued iTunes in macOS Catalina and the logic being having one app manage everything — music, apps, videos, podcasts, books and ...
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Why does my PS4 controller become unreliable with tvOS 13

I am using a PS4 Dualshock controller with an AppleTV running tvOS 13. The controller pairs with the AppleTV via Bluetooth normally except that the light on the back of the PS4 controller is solid ...
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How do I turn on Up Next on TV in tvOS 13's dock?

I don’t like the new preview feature in tvOS 13. I want my Up Next view back for the TV app in the dock. How do I turn it back on?
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Will using Airplay with local files sent to AppleTV (2nd Gen) count towards data allowance from ISP?

I am considering getting a cheap AppleTV 2 just to stream local music and video files but have not found a clear answer if Airplay will use my monthly ISP data allowance. Thanks
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How to recover storage from “Videos” pseudo app?

With the goal of recovering storage space, I attempted to delete the Apple TV App. This app was still taking up 490MB of "Documents and Data" storage after I deleted all videos I could manually delete ...
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Apple TV disconnects AirPlay speaker after sleep/wake up

My Apple TV is on, on the audio output settings I have two choices: HDMI and Airport Express (Airplay). I choose only Airport Express and I can here the sound on my Airport Express speaker (this is ...
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Can't see Apple TV in Configurator 2 after Preparing

I'm the on-site IT tech for a school, and I've been tasked with setting up over 50 Apple TVs for the classrooms. This is incredibly tedious with the text input on the TVs (We have long SSIDs, PSKs, ...
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Show one screen, hide another?

I'm a teacher, and I like to cast my laptop screen to the television in my classroom via Apple TV. However, there are times I'd like my students to see one screen while I work on a different one they ...
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Movie from iTunes: We've determined that your purchase does not meet the conditions for a refund

My toddler bought a random movie on Apple TV by accident (even a foreign language). I tried to use a form to get a refund (Ask Different how-to): how do you cancel a pending purchase in iTunes ...
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Apple TVs keep losing audio output settings

I've recently noticed on a few 4k Apple TVs (all on auto update so they are running the latest TVOS) that the sound output options "keep breaking". What happens is that the Apple TVs stop outputting ...
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Play Youtube on Apple TV via Linux Desktop

What I want is to watch YouTube on an Apple TV using my Linux Laptop as a remote controller. Both devices are wirelessly connected to my network.
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how to completely uninstall AirBeam TV?

I installed AirBeam TV for streaming to a non-Apple TV device. I have now uninstalled it but somehow the audio driver is still installed when I check the sound setting. It is annoying that very ...
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Apple TV remote play pause doesn’t work

I never updated the beta and my play pause button does not work whatsoever, I am hesitant to download any updates anymore because my once well working remote now doesn’t have a play pause button and I ...
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How to run latest tvOS SDK on macOS 10.13?

TL/DR: Is there any way to get the latest tvOS SDK, and hack it into my (slightly older) version of XCode, so I can do tvOS development on my machine? Background: I need to do some tvOS development. ...
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Apple TV can't login to iCloud

I have an AppleTV 3rd generation (A1469) that will not login to iCloud. After entering the correct password I get "Unable to sign in. Could not communicate with server". If I try the wrong ...
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“To watch this video, change your restrictions in Settings.”, but my restrictions are off

I'm trying to launch a video from the TV app on my Apple TV, but when I click on it I get the error message "To watch this video, change your restrictions in Settings.". The problem is that my ...
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Airplay works but remote app can’t find AppleTVs

I can’t figure out why my Apple TV remote app or built-in control center app for controlling the Apple TV won’t work. It cannot find an Apple TV. I am on the same network, my iPhone is paired with ...
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Watching personal 4K videos on Apple TV 4K

It seems I'm not able to watch 4k/60 FPS personal videos on an Apple TV 4K. I put them in photos and while I'm sure they're 4K, I only get to stream HD from my Apple TV 4K. I have a gigabit ...
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iOS 12.2 Control Center Remote Control Finds no TVs

We have two Apple TV 4s and a number of iOS devices. After the iOS 12.2 update, my iPhone XS would not find the TV called LIVING ROOM but would work with PORCH just fine. I uninstalled the Remote app, ...
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what version of AppleConfigurator 2 is compatible with AppleTV 3rd gen?

I have a 3rd generation AppleTV and am trying to configure it with AppleConfigurator2. My version of AppleConfigurator2 (2.7.1) is unable to detect the device. What version of AppleConfigurator2 is ...
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How to connect Apple TV (3rd Gen) to the Internet through proxy?

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 ...
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Restrict AirPlay to single AppleTV out of many AppleTVs on the same network

I have multiple Apple TVs in my apartments, all connected to the same network. I want to block the possibility for the guest to stream video or connect to other Apple TV excluded the Apple TV in ...
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Complete automation with AirPlay 2 updates for TVs?

Now that AirPlay 2 update is coming for TVs, how much does it automate the control of TVs? I was wondering if turning on and off the tv can be controlled by HomePod and Siri, changing source, etc.
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iTunes Home Sharing to Apple TV, which end decodes the content

I have an old Mac mini 2006 running Mac OS X 10.6, with an external HDD with a collection of videos and a 4th generation Apple TV. The old Mac mini is not powerful enough to decode 1080p content with ...
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Beamer keeps asking PIN code connecting to Apple TV

All of a sudden Beamer can't connect to my Apple TV anymore. When I'd like to play a movie it asks PIN code. I enter the PIN code displayed on the TV screen, and seemingly it does not accept it ...
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The Apple TV doesn't support native VPN configuration - is there another way to use VPN?

TL;DR: Apple doesn't allow for native VPN configuration on Apple TVs, is there a reliable way to use a VPN service with my Apple TV? As someone who lives abroad, a VPN can be a real life saver when ...
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Is there a quick way to connect bluetooth headphones to Apple TV (4th gen) when the in-app menu doesn't support it?

Most apps allow me to quickly swipe down from the top of my "Siri Remote" and select my bluetooth headphones from the in-app menu but some apps (e.g. YouTube) don't offer that functionality so I have ...
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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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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-...