Apple TV tips

How to set up your Apple TV the right way

Color balance Apple TV

The Apple TV is a nice living room companion, but configuring the device to your liking can be challenging. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to configure your Apple TV the right way by adjusting a few important settings that define your experience, including audio and video.

How to offload unused apps on your Apple TV

Apple's promotional image depicting a female hand holding the redesigned Siri Remote that ships with the second-generation Apple TV 4K

The Apple TV can save storage space by temporarily uninstalling apps you rarely use without deleting your data. And when you need an offloaded app, tvOS will automatically reinstall it along with app data. In this tutorial, we show you how to offload unused apps on the Apple TV.

How to fix a “pairing canceled” error when attempting to use Apple Fitness+ on Apple TV

If you're greeted with an Apple Fitness+ “pairing canceled” error message when attempting to connect the Workout app on your Apple Watch to an Apple TV, you're definitely not alone. As highlighted on Reddit, some Apple Fitness+ enthusiasts are seeing a “pairing canceled” message when trying to connect the Workout app on an Apple Watch to their Apple TV.

Where is that on Apple TV?

Question Mark on Apple TV

Just like trying to find things on your iPhone or hunting for settings on Mac, Apple TV has its share of hidden items. Although not technically hidden, they can just take longer to find. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly sought after items on 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.

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.

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.