Apple TV Guide

Apple TV Guides
Apple TV Guide

The Apple TV is used to make a bridge between television and the entire "ecosystem" of Mac and Apple gadgets. This device has gone through three generations and strayed far from its first incarnation, which was completely unable to reach the expected success.
We skip here the oldest of Apple TV, today completely surpassed, while we will focus our attention on its 4th generation. This is device quite similar, at least from the point of view of the user experience.

Preparations for your Apple TV

  • Make sure your TV is compatible with the Apple TV. Must have a "widescreen" screen and be able to play at least one of the following resolutions: 1080i, 1080 p, 720 p, 576 p or 480 p.
  • Find the HDMI or component cables. You will need an HDMI cable if you are using a second or third-generation Apple TV. You can, however, use a component cable with a first generation Apple TV.
  • Install broadband. You need a Wi-Fi connection, ADSL or cable to use the Apple TV.
  • Connect a computer to the same wired or Wi-Fi network. This is a requirement for installing and maintaining of your Apple TV. You must have at least one of the following types of computers:
  1. An Apple computer with Mac OS X v 10.3.9 or 10.4.7 or later Mac OS X v.
  2. A computer running Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista (32-bit).
  3. A computer with the latest version of iTunes installed.
  • Register an account with iTunes if you haven't already done so. You will need to create and use an Apple ID to handle all your Apple products through iTunes and App Store too.
  • Check out the Apple TV from his box. Make sure you find the power cord and a small remote control for the Apple TV.

Connect your Apple TV

  1. Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI port on the back of your TV.
  2. Connect the other end of the cables to the back of your Apple TV.
  3. Connect Apple TV to your internet connection.
  4. Connect the power cord to the electrical outlet. Connect the other end of the power cord to your Apple TV.
  5. Fixing the cables in such a way that your Apple TV can be placed on a support on your cable box and make sure there's nothing upstairs.
  6. Leave space between the Apple TV and the sofa so that the remote control signal is not blocked.

Turn on your Apple TV

  1. Select the correct source on your TV using the tv's remote. In most TV remotes you will need to press "source" (Source), "Input" or similar to change input from antenna or DVD to Apple TV.
  2. Press the Center button on your remote control. Tap and hold it until the Apple TV will not turn on.

Configure your Apple TV

  1. Choose the language you want to use from the list of options on the screen. You will have to get used to using Apple TV's remote control to navigate, select and back.
  2. Choose your Wi-Fi network, if you have a Wi-Fi connection. Enter your password and IP address for the WiFi.
  3. Wait for 5-digit code that appears on your Apple TV. If your code does not appear, go to the music section to show it.
  4. Log in to your computer and open iTunes. Search the Apple TV under the list of devices and select "click to install"
  5. Link your Netflix account, Hulu Plus, HBO Go or sports channels. Apps available for Apple TV should appear automatically and you can choose what you want to connect.


The another main function of Apple TV is mirroring, i.e. replicating in smaller devices screen wireless connection as iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Ideal for games, but especially for those photos and videos that we capture. As is often the case with Apple, the function is easy to use-if both devices are on the same network appears just the AirPlay icon.
The link AirPlay Mirroring can be used with iPhone 7, iPhone 8, New iPad and iPod Touch--or with a Mac thanks to Mountain Lion.
There is also a "dual screen", specifically designed for gaming. the iPad 2 or higher and the iPhone and iPod Touch can be used as a controller, enjoying the videogame on the primary monitor.
Airplay, however, is perfectly capable of playing streaming content on device iOS 10 or greater or those on the hard drive of your Mac or Windows PC, as long as they are present in your iTunes library and in formats that are compatible with it. 

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