Apple TV

Stay up-to-date on the latest Apple TV news and learn how to get the most out of your device with our comprehensive tutorials and guides. Discover new features, troubleshoot issues, and explore the best apps and games for your Apple TV.

How to set up Wireless Audio Sync on Apple TV

Wireless Audio Sync on Apple TV

If you use AirPlay from your Apple TV to your HomePod, AirPlay speakers, or Bluetooth devices, have you ever noticed that the sound seems out of sync? In just a few minutes, you can set up the Wireless Audio Sync on your Apple TV and solve the problem, here’s how.

How to choose the aerial screen saver theme on Apple TV

Apple TV Earth Aerial Screen Saver

If you own an Apple TV, then you’re probably enjoying some of the features that came with tvOS 14. You have audio sharing, multiuser support for Apple Arcade, expanded support for picture-in-picture, and more.

But don’t overlook the aerial screen saver options. If you like to display those views from above as your screen saver, then you know that there has always been one simple setting to enable them. You couldn’t pick and choose which ones to see, but now you can. Here’s how to choose the aerial screen saver theme on your Apple TV.

How to switch users in Apple Arcade on Apple TV

Apple Arcade on Apple TV

As with other features that arrived with tvOS 14, like audio sharing and expanded picture-in-picture options, came a feature that gamers will enjoy. You can switch between users while playing a game in Apple Arcade.

With this multiplayer support and your Apple Arcade subscription, switching to another user lets them continue playing a game where they left off, view their achievements, check progress, and see what friends are playing. Here’s how to easily switch users for Apple Arcade on Apple TV.

Guide: How to use the Apple Music app on Apple TV

Apple Music Search Categories on Apple TV

Maybe you just bought your first Apple TV or perhaps you’ve only used it for shows and games. The Music app on Apple TV works very much like it does on your other devices. You can discover something new, manage your library, and search for a particular song, album, or artist.

Don’t take the Apple Music app on your Apple TV for granted. Use it for background music as you work or pump up the volume for a get-together with this guide to using Music on Apple TV.

How to find the serial numbers for your Apple TV and Siri Remote

Apple TV and Siri Remote from Pixabay

If you have to perform some troubleshooting on your Apple TV or Siri Remote, having the serial number is important. This not only helps to identify the model or type of device you own, but can help you get answers to questions about the specific device.

Here, we’ll show you how to get the serial numbers for both your Apple TV and Siri Remote.

Helpful tips for how to use Siri on your Apple TV

Find Mac Siri on Apple TV

Siri isn’t just a great digital assistant on your iPhone or Mac; this handy tool can do a lot of things for you on Apple TV too.

From searching for shows and controlling their playback to looking for apps and finding your iPhone, here are some tips for how you can use Siri on Apple TV.

New to Apple TV? How to set up content restrictions

Apple TV Restrict Movies

If you own an Apple TV, then it’s likely you share it with others in your home. And if you have children, it’s essential that you make sure they cannot see inappropriate content on the device.

For those who are new to Apple TV or simply haven’t taken time to set up restrictions yet, this tutorial is for you. Here are the content restrictions available on your Apple TV and how to set them up.

How to customize the Apple TV app settings for Music, TV, Shows and Podcasts

Apple TV Settings for apps

Just like on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, your Apple TV lets you customize certain settings for the Music, TV, and Podcasts apps. Whether you want specific playback options, certain views on the main screen, or want to turn on or off syncing, you can do it on Apple TV.

If you’re ready to take a few minutes to use these apps exactly as you'd like, here’s how to customize the TV, Music, and Podcasts apps on Apple TV along with iTunes show settings.

How to set up and check the status of your HomeKit hubs

Home Hubs and Bridges Mac

Hubs in the Home app are devices that you can use to control your smart home accessories like lights, locks, and thermostats. And you can use a HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad as a home hub. So how do you set these devices up as hubs and how do you make sure they’re connected? This tutorial will show you.

How to get 12 months of Apple Arcade for the price of 10

If you're paying for your Apple Arcade subscription month to month, it might be a good idea to switch to the annual subscription and save money by getting twelve months of access for the price of ten, provided you pay upfront. Follow our quick tutorial to learn how you can switch from the $5 per month subscription to its $50 per year annual counterpart.

How to opt out of Siri grading and delete your audio history from Apple’s servers

You can elevate your privacy by opting out of Siri grading on any Apple devices you happen to own, as well as delete your Siri history pertaining to a specific device from the company's servers. Follow along with iDownloadBlog as we show you how to prevent Apple from storing audio recordings of your Siri and Dictation interactions, as well as delete your Siri history.

How to use picture-in-picture with the TV app on Apple TV

Apple TV PiP

Picture-in-picture is one of those nifty features that lets you watch two videos at the same time. You can have a show your watching and listening to in full-screen view with a smaller window playing something different. You may not know this, but this is a feature on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD with tvOS 13 or later.

If you’re ready to watch two shows at once, here’s how to use picture-in-picture with the TV app on your Apple TV.