How to Set Up Your Apple TV 4K

Sell Your Old iPhone For Cash!

The Complete Guide to Setting Up and Using an Apple TV—Part 1
Asked by Eliana C from Toronto Feb 17, Flag as inappropriate does it increase the speed of streaming? There is no power switch. Create a passcode You can skip creating a passcode, but you need one for features like Apple Pay. To access the settings menu navigate to the home screen and then use the trackpad to swipe down and select the gear icon. Just like the voice control found on the Amazon Fire TV, Siri is only available if you press the dedicated button on the remote and speak into the microphone located on said remote.

Turn on your Apple Watch and put it on

How to automatically set up your Apple TV with your iPhone

No, really, we promise. The final port is the Ethernet port intended to link your Apple TV to your home network via hardline. If you have one nearby, use it. The initial setup as well as day-to-day operations are conducted using the included Apple TV remote. The very first step of the setup process is to pair the remote with the Apple TV unit. To do so simply peel the protective film off the remote, if you have not yet done so, and check to see that your Apple TV is displaying the following screen which it should immediately after the first boot.

Press the pad now to pair the remote to the Apple TV. Your patience, friend, and tolerance for using a tiny trackpad to hunt and peck for your logins and passwords. If you do it manually, you have to use the onscreen keyboard via the touchpad to enter it all. While this process is happening your Apple TV will reflect the changes indicating that it is connecting to your Wi-Fi network, that you should input your Apple ID and password, etc. Please note that any of the selections you make here can be immediately undone in the Apple TV settings if you change your mind be it in ten minutes or next year.

Use your finger to swipe left or right and make your selection by clicking it. Just like the voice control found on the Amazon Fire TV, Siri is only available if you press the dedicated button on the remote and speak into the microphone located on said remote. Your primary method of interaction with the Apple TV is the slender remote, seen above. The top of the remote is, as we learned earlier in this guide, a little trackpad you can move your finger around to make selections and then click to confirm those selections.

With the television's remote control, change the input source to the same one you connected the Apple TV to. As an example, if you connected the Apple TV to Input 1 , change the television's input setting to input source 1. Connect the power cord to the Apple TV and the nearest wall outlet. You will see the Apple logo flash onto the television as the Apple TV boots up. While connecting an external keyboard—be it physical or an iOS device—may be an optional step, it is a huge time saver.

Make sure the keyboard is turned on and in searchable mode. If the keyboard is compatible, it will show up on the list of available devices. Select it and enter the PIN number from the screen on the keyboard. Press Enter or Return to confirm and finalize the pairing. If you don't have an external bluetooth keyboard handy, you can use an iPhone or iPad as external keyboard.

Scroll to the bottom and choose your device from the iOS Remotes list. Enter the code listed on the device and choose Done. The iOS device is now paired. Anytime the Apple TV needs any input, the keyboard in the Remote App will come up and allow you to input as needed. To navigate to any menu on the Apple TV, use the arrow keys to highlight the menu you wish to select and press the middle button, which is the empty silver circle in the center of all the other black buttons.

If you are using a bluetooth keyboard, use the ESC key instead of Menu to go back a screen. If you do not connect an ethernet cable, Apple TV's setup will automatically prompt you to connect to a wireless network after you set the default language. Use the Apple TV remote to select the wireless network. Navigate the on-screen keyboard, enter in the router's password.

Capital letters and special characters can be found by moving the cursor to the very top menus. Apple TV comes with a number of streaming channels, but Netflix is without a doubt the most popular. Enter your Netflix username and password. You may now begin enjoying the full catalog of Netflix streamable content.

To rent or buy a movie or television show press the Menu button until you are back at the main menu, pictured above. Arrow up to either Movies or TV Shows and choose whichever you prefer. Surf through the iTunes Store library until you find a show you would like to watch. Highlight your choice and select it.

Choose the option that best suits you and enjoy.

The Initial Setup Process

On your television, select the same input that your Apple TV is connected to. Then turn on your television (and receiver or switchbox) to see the Apple TV setup screen. Don't see the set up screen? To pair your remote to your Apple TV, click the Touch surface on the remote. If your remote won't connect, press and hold the Menu and Volume Up . If you set up with your iOS device you can automatically transfer your Apple ID and Wi-Fi credentials right from your phone to the Apple TV. If you do it manually, you have to use the onscreen keyboard via the touchpad to enter it all. Hookng up the Apple TV is a snap. In my first set up, it took less than 10 minutes from opening the box to playing music from my iTunes library through my TV's speakers. Apple is famous for its user interface and creating products that are .