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Apple TV

Everything you need to know about Apple TV!

There was two parts to Steve Jobs’ 2007 keynote. The first was iPhone. The second, Apple TV. Previously teased as iTV, back then it was a Mac-based, hard drive-equipped, iTunes sync box. Novel, but hardly the future. In 2010, Apple rebooted the TV. Basing it on iOS, it went all flash storage and all-streaming, all the time,. 2012 brought 1080p and then… nothing. For. Three. Long. Years. Finally, in 2015, Apple rebooted the TV again. Not with 4K, but with apps.

There’s currently only one Apple TV model available, though it comes with two storage options: 32 KB or 64 KB.

Our recommendation: The Best Apple TV is the 64 GB model

What’s next: Apple TV (2017) rumor roundup

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Buying your Apple TV

The current Apple TV doesn’t do 4K but it does do Siri and apps, and that makes it a significant improvement over the old Apple TV. Whether or not that means it’ll be a compelling upgrade for everyone, and who can get away with the 32 GB version and who needs the full-on 64 GB version remain open questions for some. If you’re one of them, we can help you figure out the answers!

Using your Apple TV

Apple TV seems simple. You buy it. You plug one end into the wall socket, the other end into your HDTV, and you’re good to you. In theory. In reality, there’s a bunch of settings you can tweak to make sure everything from the interface color to the streaming size is just to your liking, and several built-in apps like TV and Apple Music you’re going to wnat to get to know really well.

Going beyond Apple TV

The box is just the beginning. The ultimate accessory for any Apple TV might be a game pad. Or it might be a whole new, whole bigger screen. Then there’s the apps. So. Many. Apps. To get the most out of your Apple TV, you’re going to want to trick it out. And trick it out right!

Apple TV help and discussion

If you have any questions or need any help with your Apple TV, jump into our forums:

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How to change the behavior of the Home button on your Apple TV remote

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Starting with the release of tvOS 10.1 and the launch of the new TV app for Apple TV, the behavior of the Home button (the one looking like a TV icon) has changed. Prior to this update, pressing the Home button would take you back to the main Home screen. But after the tvOS 10.1 update, pressing the Home button takes you to the new TV app.

This can bring some confusion or downright frustration, especially if you’re not planning on using the new TV app. Fortunately, as someone pointed out to me, there is an easy way to remap the Home button so it takes you to the main screen again instead of launching the TV app…. Read the rest of this post here


How to change the behavior of the Home button on your Apple TV remote” is an article by iDownloadBlog.com.
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How to use Apple Music in the Music app on Apple TV

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Apple Music is like a public library for songs and you can check out as many titles as you want.

If you subscribe to Apple Music, the streaming music world is your virtual record store. You can play millions of songs from thousands of artists in any order you want, all from the Music app on Apple TV. Simply find what you want to listen to, and hit play.

How to find an album from a song in Apple Music on Apple TV

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Select a song.
  3. Press and hold the trackpad on the remote/” title=”View all articles about Siri Remote here”>Siri Remote for one second while the song is playing to call up the options menu.
  4. Select Go to Album.

How to find an artist from an album in Apple Music on Apple TV

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Select an album.
  3. Swipe to the right and select Go to Artist under the album artwork.

How to add an album from Apple Music to My Music

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Select an album.
  3. Swipe to the right and select Add under the album artwork.

How to add a song from Apple Music to My Music

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Select a Song.
  3. Press and hold the trackpad on the remote/” title=”View all articles about Siri Remote here”>Siri Remote for one second to call up the options menu.
  4. Select Add to My Music.

How to play, pause, fast forward, and rewind in the Music app on Apple TV

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Find an artist, song, or album to play.
  3. Select a track. If you want to play an entire album or playlist in order, select the first track.

  4. Press the Play/Pause button to pause or play music.
  5. Press and hold the right or left side of the trackpad on the Siri Remote to rewind or fast forward.
  6. Press and release the right or left side of the trackpad on the Siri Remote to skip ahead or back 10 seconds.

You can also pause a track and then swipe to the left or right to go to a specific time in a track. Then, press play to continue playing from the new spot.

How to skip tracks in the Music app on Apple TV

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Start playing a song.
  3. Press the trackpad on the Siri Remote to call up the Now Playing screen.
  4. Swipe up to select the track listing.
  5. Swipe left or right to pick a different song.
  6. Select the new song.

You can also press the right side of the trackpad on the Siri Remote to skip to the next song, or double-press the left side of the trackpad on the Siri Remote to go back to a previous song.

How to create and add to playlists in the Music app on Apple TV

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Playlists in the Music app for Apple TV let everyone unleash their secret inner deejay.

The Music app lets you create or add songs to playlists right on Apple TV. So you can make the perfect party mix for any occasion and play it through your home entertainment center. Plus, thanks to iCloud Music Library sync, any list you create on Apple TV will automatically be synced to your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to create a playlist in the Music app on Apple TV

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Find an artist, song, or album to play.
  3. Select a track.

  4. While the track is playing, press and hold the trackpad on the remote/” title=”View all articles about Siri Remote here”>Siri Remote for one second to call up the options menu.
  5. Select Add to a Playlist.
  6. Select New Playlist.
  7. Enter the name of the new playlist.
  8. Select Create Playlist.

How to add tracks to a playlist in the Music app on Apple TV

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Find an artist, song, or album to play.
  3. Select a track.

  4. While the track is playing, press and hold the trackpad on the remote/” title=”View all articles about Siri Remote here”>Siri Remote to call up the options menu.
  5. Select Add to a Playlist.
  6. Scroll down and select an existing playlist.

How to repeat playlists in the Music app on Apple TV

You can’t automatically repeat a song in the Music app on Apple TV, but you can get set up to repeat albums and playlists.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select Apps.

  3. Select Music.
  4. Select Repeat Music to have albums and playlists automatically repeat.

How to automatically add new playlist songs from Apple Music to My Music

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select Apps.

  3. Select Music.
  4. Select Add Playlist Songs to My Music.

Apple TV Offers New ‘Live Tune-In’ Feature

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A new splash screen on the fourth-generation Apple TV informs users of a new “Live Tune-In” feature, which allows viewers to jump directly into the live streams of select apps, via their Siri Remote.

Apple TV Offers New 'Live Tune-In' Feature

Screenshot: MacRumors

MacRumors:

… The company is specifically promoting CBS, ESPN, and Disney XD as apps that support Live Tune-In, but it hasn’t disclosed yet how soon other apps that have live channel functionality will gain the new feature as well. 

Apple TV viewers simply speak a command into their Siri Remote, such as “watch ESPN Live,” or “Watch Disney XD,” to view the live stream for that channel.

A number of the apps that support live streaming, such as the CBS app, will require a separate subscription to work. MacRumors reports that just because an app supports live streaming, it won’t necessarily work with Live Tune-In. Apps such as ABC and Food Network don’t as yet support the new feature.

The Live Tune-In feature apparently came as part of the March tvOS 9.2 update, but Apple is just now pushing it to users. Other new features of tvOS 9.2 include support for Bluetooth keyboards, new Siri dictation features, and the ability to place apps into categorized folders.

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