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Questions tagged [appletv]

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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HomeKit “Apple TV not responding”

I had a 4th Gen Apple TV setup as my HomeKit hub and was working fine. Lately I've noticed the Home App on iPod/iPhone says "Apple TV not responding". I've done all the tier-one support obvious things:...
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Location based homekit automation is not triggering

I use and AppleTV4K on ios 11.1 and an iPhone7 with ios 11.1. I have an automation set up that automatically turns on some hue lights when I come home. For some reason, this never seems to be ...
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Is it possible to mirror 2.5K or 5K iMac display to 1080p TV through Apple TV without swithcing iMac's resolution?

I have a 27" iMac with 2.5K built-in display resolution. Also i may replace it with a 5K/retina one. The problem is mirroring it's display without changing my mac's resolution other than it's native ...
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iPad tries to connect to Apple TV but then gives up

I am trying to set up my Apple TV and running into some difficulties. I can see the mirroring option on the iPad, and when I select it I can see my Apple TV. When I select these options it nothing ...
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Stream the same song on two devices with apple music?

My goal is to find a way to play the same music (same song with control from one device, ideally) on a soundbar (either via bluetooth or an apple TV) and another bluetooth speaker. We have an Apple ...
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Apple TV YouTube Error

I have an Apple TV 4th gen, and whenever I try watching YouTube it says, "An error occurred loading this content. Try again later." I've unplugged and plugged back in the wire, yet it still doesn't ...
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Does Home Sharing require Internet access for movies?

Experience already tells me the answer is 'yes', but I'm curious if anyone has a reference. Recently, my cable internet went out. I think: no problem, I've got all kinds of purchased movies and TV ...
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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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Change country of content in new Apple TV app

I want to view Spanish content on the TV app, but I am just shown UK content. My apple id is from the uk and all my devices are in english, but I live in Spain. The new (Dec 2017) Apple TV App shows ...
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AppleTV 4K flashes in white periodically

I have AppleTV 4K connected to Sony XE9005 TV via HDMI 2 port (HDR enabled). The TV is flashing in white periodically (like each 3 minutes or so). AppleTV automatically chooses 4K HDR and it picks ...
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Can I hide the Sports tab in TV?

I’m not interested in sports programming, is there a way to hide the sports tab in the TV app?
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Watch AppleTV and XBOX One on my LG UltraFine 5k / MacBook Pro?

I have searched high and low, but can't find a good solution. Any help is appreciated! I have a MacBook Pro 2016 w/TB. I have the LG UltraFine 5k monitor, which I absolutely love. The resolution, ...
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Remote App doesn't work with Internet Sharing

I setup a VPN on my Mac mini that I'm sharing with my AppleTV via Internet Sharing. So my AppleTV is only connected to my network via Internet Sharing. This is my network setup (Mac mini has two ...
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VLC Player, Apple TV and Time Capsule

I installed VLC app on my 4th generation apple TV. I also connected the VLC app to my time capsule. However the VLC app says "folder is empty". However there are 100s of mp4 files on the time ...
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Why does my Apple TV 4 often turn my receiver off on startup?

I have an Apple TV connected via HDMI to a Pioneer VSX-S510 which in turn is connected to my Sony Bravia KDL-32W4000 TV. I have everything set to power on automatically, and I can control the ...
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Why does Apple TV always show National Geographic screen saver?

My 3rd generation Apple TV has a small but annoying problem where it defaults to the National Geographic screen saver, regardless of what is set on the Screen Saver page. I've chosen > Photos > ...
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Wake On Lan Sleeping Mac Issues

I am having trouble with Wake On Lan for my Mac. I am trying to wake it over the internet from my phone so I can log in to TeamViewer and control it remotely. I don't know if it is my router that is ...
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VLC Player on Apple TV cannot browse shared folder on Windows 7 x64

I have VLC player installed on Apple TV. I can see my Windows 7 x64 machine (with SMB suffix after its name) when I'm browsing local network in VLC Player. But when I'm trying to open it I can see ...
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Netflix won't install on Apple TV 4

Netflix won't install on my new Apple TV 4. Other apps install fine. My iTunes account is working. Netflix goes from "Install" to spinner and back to "Install" again. Other apps go to "Open" after ...
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Pausing app downloads on Apple TV 4

Can you pause app downloads on the new Apple TV? I can't find any way to do that except deleting the entire download.
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Episode description not showing in iTunes or on the Apple TV

I have added descriptions to my episodes using Subler and for some reason neither iTunes or the Apple TV shows it correctly. iTunes shows it in the episode list but not on the info page. The Apple ...
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Apple TV > Mac Mini audio passthrough

The Mac Mini has an optical input and an optical output. I want to route the audio from my Apple TV through my Mac Mini and then back out to my receiver. This way both devices are connected without ...
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ATV doesn't see my Home Sharing

I have my MP6,1 connected via Ether to my Time Capsule, and my ATV connected via Ether to the same TC. Everything seems to be working, but my ATV cannot see my Home Sharing movies. I have both the ...
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Can't enable AirPlay system-wide, but it works in iTunes 11

I can enable AirPlay from iTunes to my Apple TV and it works great. In the system-wide audio output devices, the Apple TV is also listed. When I click on it to select it, the selection immediately ...
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What potentially-identfiying (personal or device) data is available to 3rd-party apps on AppleTV?

Based on experience with 3rd-generation AppleTV (Apple TV Software 6.2 (based on iOS 7.1.2) Wikipedia), I have concerns about the privacy of my usage behavior. Not from Apple per se, but from the 3rd-...
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Home Sharing doesn't work when using WPA2

I'm having problems using Home Sharing with WPA2 personal. With WEP or no password, it's fine. Here's my setup: Late 2010 27" iMac used for wireless Internet Sharing, running Mavericks. Apple TV 2 ...
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Keyboard shortcut to mirror from OS X to AppleTV?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to mirror from OS X to AppleTV and to stop mirroring?
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Why do YouTube videos take longer than the length of the video to load?

I've been using my AppleTV (3rd generation) to watch YouTube videos for some time, and have been encountering an increasingly frustrating issue. Videos have been taking longer to load than the length ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mirror Apple TV screen to macOS

Is there anyway to mirror the Apple TV screen to macOS? For the cases where you don't have a TV set (or have someone hogging a TV set all day long), but an Apple TV. And a Mac.
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How to get out of the infinite loop on Apple TV's log in screen?

I have always have an iTunes account, and sometimes, apple.com forced me to change my password after a few months. Logging in on Google Chrome or iTunes has no problem whatsoever. And on Apple TV, it ...
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Xcode doesn't see Apple TV 4

I'm trying to connect my ATV4 (non 4k) to Xcode so that I can download some package contents from it. Unfortunately the device isn't appearing in Xcode when I try to add a new device. I can put the ...
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Apple TV triggers TV every 5 minutes

I have set my TV to turn on and/or switch to Apple TV when the ATV wakes up from sleep. Until tvOS 10 it worked as expected but since I upgraded to 11 the other day, the TV switches to the ATV input ...
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Looking for a drawing app that allows multiple iPads to simultaneously/collaboratively draw on the same file

I am looking for an iPad app which allows multiple iPad users to draw to the same screen/page simultaneously so that the result is displayed on a monitor, possibly via Apple TV. We intend to use this ...
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Apple TV movie rental download takes hours

Movie rental through my Apple TV (3rd generation) takes hours to begin playing. The screen displays "your movie will start in 4 hours 50 minutes" for example. Once the movie did start after only 40 ...
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How can I show a read-only version of Google Calendar on Apple TV 4th generation?

I've a mentally retarded brother that I gave an Apple TV 4th generation. He loves it because of the YouTube player on it. I'd like to display a read-only version of a Google Calendar on it to see if ...
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How can I make AppleTV turn on and play a channel once a HomeKit event occurs?

When I go home, I usually turn on Reuters TV for 15 minutes. Is there any way I can automate, or script AppleTV to open an app when I open the front door?
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Could not sign in Youtube on Apple TV 4

To sign in the YouTube app on my apple TV 4, it ask me to go youtube.com/active When I go to that page, the page says "This account has been terminated for violating YouTube or Google's Terms of ...
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APPLE TV and the Bluetooth keyboard (Youtube playlist video skip)

While watching Youtube playlists on my Apple TV need to know how to jump/or skip to the next one using my Logitech Bluetooth K480 keyboard. It appears that F6 and F8 keys were supposed to do this but ...
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Why does AirPlay disconnect when opening Pokemon Go?

I use Plex to watch TV/Movies (which stream from my home network) and I AirPlay it to my Apple TV. When AirPlaying, I have no problem navigating away to check my messages, etc. However when I open ...
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Apple tv stopped working

I've recently bought apple tv for the bedroom and thought it was great.. at first. I only really use it for netflix, but now my remote doesn't seem to be working. I thought maybe that the battery ...