How to check Apple TV storage space

By , Nov 6, 2015

tvStorage

Although it’s possible to find out how much storage space that a particular app is using, it’s not currently possible to find out the cumulative amount of storage space, used space, and free space available on the Apple TV. A just-released app by enterprising developer Theodore Gerold is aiming to change that.

tvStorage is a new app that allows you to easily see details about your device’s storage. It’s an extremely simple utility that features a single page, and it sells for $0.99.

tvStorage free space apple tv

Truth to be told, there’s no reason why we should have to buy an app to see such basic information about our Apple TVs, but alas. Once tvStorage is installed, simply fire up the app, and you’ll be met with a single page, the app’s only page, that outlines your storage details.

Interestingly enough, tvStorage is reporting that I have 27GB of total space. That seems mighty low for a 64GB Apple TV, which mine is. It’s probably the app itself that hasn’t initialized the storage details correctly, because I know for a fact that I have a 64GB device, as tvOS is reporting it as so.

tvOS 9.1

Hopefully the developer will provide an update to fix the storage reporting error. I imagine that there will probably be other apps that come out that do similar things, so it may be worth waiting for a free alternative.

There’s another app, System Activity Monitor, that provides more information, such as Runtime Memory, CPU Core Usage, and more. That app is available on the App Store for $0.99 as well.

System Activity Monitor Apple TV

System Activity Monitor

It’s crazy that we have to result to paying a dollar in order to see such crucial information about our devices, but until Apple updates tvOS to provide that information, we’ll have to rely on third party apps like this for more details.

  • Share:
  • Follow:
  • [RECON1]

    Mine says the exact same thing as yours. Interesting…

    • it’s a bug and it should be fixed soon.

      • [RECON1]

        Good to know. Thanks for the update

  • JayDee917

    Next iDB article: How to Turn Apple TV Off/On

    • Bendy

      Yeah they report this but not Springtomize 3 for iOS 9

      • JayDee917

        This site used to be for savvy jailbreakers. Lately it’s filled with tutorials for grandma.

      • How about you give them some advice on what to feature, wiseguy?

      • There is no Springtomize for iOS 9. What you are talking about is a pirated copy of the tweak available on pirate repos. It is definitely not an official version of the tweak.

      • Lucus Bendzsa

        I bought Springtomize 3. It does not work on iOS 9. The pirated version does. It requires a restring for every change but it WORKS. If I bought it and then downloaded a better version of it is that considered piracy?

  • Martynet

    Is there a way to access apple tv storage from a mac?

  • Rowan09

    While I agree this should be available from Apple themselves in the settings menu. I appreciate the misstep so a developer can make some money for the time being.

  • Rook HD

    app on apple TV is really small. But I haven’t install any major game yet. I think a 32gb should be perfectly fine

  • Idan

    Try my app “Storage Doctor”. Works perfectly!

  • Aric Bolf

    There’s a free app for this out now