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  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-312489-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-312489-7

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Apple TV screenshots that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Apple TV.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through doing everything you want to do with your Apple TV. Learn how to:

  • Set up your Apple TV–and how to do it faster with an iPhone
  • Control a home entertainment system using the Apple TV
  • Use Siri to find content, launch apps, and get useful information
  • Rent and buy movies and TV shows from iTunes
  • Stream video from Netflix®, Hulu, HBO®, and Showtime®
  • Find every app that offers the movie or TV show you’re looking for with just one search
  • Make your Apple TV even more fun by finding and using the best apps and games
  • Use your Apple TV remote as a motion-sensitive game controller
  • Enjoy music on your TV, including how to use Apple Music
  • Set restrictions to prevent kids from accessing adult material
  • Control your Apple TV using an iPhone
  • Customize your Apple TV to fit how you use it
  • Configure settings for people with visual impairments
  • Solve common problems with the device
  • Discover the hidden features and shortcuts that let you truly master the Apple TV

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Using This Book ................................................................................................................1

Chapter 1: Introduction to Your Apple TV 5

    Understanding What the Apple TV Is...........................................................5

    What You’ll Need .............................................................................................................7

        A Fast Internet Connection ...........................................................................7

        High-Definition Television..............................................................................7

        HDMI Cable ..................................................................................................................8

        An Apple ID .................................................................................................................8

    What You Might Want .............................................................................................10

        Surge Protector .....................................................................................................10

        Ethernet Cable .......................................................................................................11

        Home Theater System or Soundbar ...................................................11

        iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch ........................................................................12

        iCloud Account ......................................................................................................12

        Remote Loop ...........................................................................................................13

        Game Controllers ................................................................................................14

    Setting Up the Apple TV .......................................................................................14

        Learn the Apple TV’s Ports and Connectors ...............................15

        Choose Ethernet vs. Wi-Fi ............................................................................16

        Connect to a Receiver/Home Theater ..............................................17

        Get to Know the Remote Control .........................................................17

        Set Up Your Apple TV ......................................................................................20

        Set Up Apple TV Using iPhone or iPad ............................................23

        Get to Know the Apple TV Home Screen ......................................24

        Control Your TV and/or Receiver with the Apple TV Remote .........................26

        Use the Apple TV Remote to Control TV Volume ...................27

        Use the Remote to Put the Apple TV to Sleep ..........................29

Chapter 2: Controlling Your Apple TV: The Remote, Siri,and Search 31

    Using the Remote Control ..................................................................................31

        How to Pair the Remote Control with the Apple TV ...........33

        Use a Third-Party Remote with Apple TV ......................................34

        How to Edit Third-Party Remote Control Settings ................36

        How to Remove Third-Party Remote Controls .........................37

        The Basics of Using the Remote ............................................................38

        Use Fast Forward and Reverse ................................................................39

        How to Control Games ...................................................................................40

        Charge the Remote’s Batteries ................................................................42

        How to Tell When Your Battery Is Low ..............................................42

        How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Apple TV ......44

        How to Connect a Third-Party Game Controller to Apple TV ..............................................................................................................45

    Using the Remote App ...........................................................................................46

        How to Set Up the Remote App ............................................................47

        How to Use the Remote App ....................................................................48

    Using Siri to Control the Apple TV ...............................................................50

        Activating Siri..........................................................................................................50

        Frequently Used Siri Commands ..........................................................51

    Searching the Apple TV .........................................................................................56

        Universal Search ...................................................................................................56

        How to Search Using Siri ..............................................................................57

        Refine Your Searches ........................................................................................59

        Search Using the Search App ...................................................................60

        Anatomy of the Search Results Screen ...........................................61

Chapter 3: Using iTunes for TV and Movies 67

    Renting and Buying Movies at iTunes ......................................................67

        Search for Movies ................................................................................................68

        Browsing Movies..................................................................................................69

        Browse Featured Releases ...........................................................................69

        Browse By Genre ..................................................................................................69

        Anatomy of the Movie Detail Screen ................................................71

        Rent and Buy Movies .......................................................................................71

        Rules for Rentals ...................................................................................................73

        Watch Movies .........................................................................................................74

        Learn About the Movie You’re Watching .......................................76

        Watch Previous iTunes Movie Purchases .......................................77

        Turn on Subtitles for Movies and TV .................................................78

    Buying TV Shows at iTunes .................................................................................79

        Search for TV Shows .........................................................................................79

        Browse TV Shows ................................................................................................80

        Buy TV Shows .........................................................................................................82

        Buy a Season Pass ...............................................................................................83

        Get New Episodes Via Season Pass .....................................................84

        Watch TV Shows ...................................................................................................84

        Watch Previous iTunes TV Show Purchases ................................87

    Using Home Sharing to Watch Movies and TV Shows from Your Computer ........................................................................................88

        Enable Home Sharing .....................................................................................89

        Watch Movies and TV Shows Using Home Sharing .............90

Chapter 4: Using Other Video Apps: Netflix, HBO, and More 93

    Using Network TV Apps.........................................................................................93

        Watch Network TV Apps ...............................................................................94

        Network TV Apps with Streaming Services .................................97

    Using Netflix .....................................................................................................................98

        Log In to Your Netflix Account ................................................................98

        Subscribe to Netflix ...........................................................................................99

        Search for Movies and TV ........................................................................ 101

        Add Movies and TV Shows to Your Netflix Queue ............ 102

        Remove Movies and TV from Your Netflix Queue ............. 103

        Options to Watch and Control Movies and TV Shows on Netflix ......................................................................................................... 104

        How to Rate Content ................................................................................... 106

    Using HBO ...................................................................................................................... 107

        Sign In to HBO GO .......................................................................................... 108

        Sign In to HBO NOW..................................................................................... 110

        Sign Up for HBO NOW ................................................................................ 111

        Finding Content in HBO Apps ............................................................. 113

        Add Items to the Watchlist ..................................................................... 114

        Options to Watch and Control Movies and TV on HBO .......................... 115

    Using Showtime ....................................................................................................... 117

        Sign In To Showtime Anytime ............................................................. 117

        Sign In To Showtime Streaming ........................................................ 119

        Sign Up For Showtime Streaming ................................................... 120

        Finding Content In Showtime Apps .............................................. 122

        Add Items to My List .................................................................................... 123

        Options to Watch and Control Movies and TV on Showtime ................................................. 124

    Using Hulu ..................................................................................................................... 126

        Sign In to Your Hulu Account ............................................................... 126

        Subscribe to Hulu ........................................................................................... 127

        Find Content in Hulu .................................................................................... 129

        Options to Watch and Control Movies and TV Shows on Hulu ............................................................................................................. 130

    Video Apps to Check Out ................................................................................. 132

Chapter 5: Using Apps and Games 137

    Finding Apps and Games ................................................................................. 137

        Search the Apple TV App Store .......................................................... 138

        Browse the Apple TV App Store ........................................................ 138

        All About the App Detail Screen ....................................................... 140

    Downloading and Managing Apps ......................................................... 141

        How to Buy Apps ............................................................................................. 142

        Stop Having to Enter Your Password for Every Download ............................ 143

        Delete Apps .......................................................................................................... 145

        Requesting Refunds for Paid Apps.................................................. 147

        Manage Your Storage .................................................................................. 148

        Review Apps at the App Store ............................................................ 150

    Playing Games on the Apple TV ................................................................ 151

        Use the Siri Remote to Play Games................................................. 152

        Use Third-Party Game Controllers ................................................... 153

        Sign In to Game Center ............................................................................. 154

        Use Game Center to Check Scores .................................................. 155

        Challenge Friends to Games ................................................................. 156

        Use Game Center for Multiplayer Gaming ............................... 157

    Managing In-App Purchases and Subscriptions ......................... 159

        Make In-App Purchases ............................................................................. 160

        Turn Off In-App Purchases ...................................................................... 161

        Manage Your Subscriptions ................................................................... 162

    Updating Apps to New Versions................................................................ 163

        Enable Automatic App Updates ........................................................ 164

    Apps Worth Checking Out .............................................................................. 164

Chapter 6: Music Television: Music on the Apple TV 169

    Accessing and Playing Your Music ........................................................... 170

        Access Your iTunes Music Library ..................................................... 170

        Use Your Full iTunes Library on the Apple TV........................ 172

        Browse Your Music Library ...................................................................... 173

        Search Your Music Library ....................................................................... 175

        Use Siri to Search for Music ................................................................... 176

    Using Apple Music ................................................................................................. 177

        Sign Up for Apple Music ........................................................................... 178

        Cancel Apple Music ....................................................................................... 178

        Add Songs and Albums from Apple Music to Your Library ......................... 180

    Remove Apple Music Songs or Albums from Your Library ...................... 182

    Listening to Music .................................................................................................. 184

        Play Your Music ................................................................................................. 184

        Master the Playback Screen .................................................................. 185

        Favorite Songs ................................................................................................... 188

        Shuffle Your Music .......................................................................................... 189

        Use Playlists .......................................................................................................... 192

        Use Sound Check to Equalize Song Volumes ........................ 193

    Discover New Music in Apple Music ...................................................... 194

        Get Recommendations from Apple with For You .............. 195

        Improve the For You Recommendations ................................... 196

        Check Out the Latest Releases ............................................................ 196

    Tuning In Radio on Your TV ............................................................................ 197

        Listen to Beats 1 ............................................................................................... 198

        Enjoy Curated Radio Stations in Your Favorite Genres ....199

        Create Custom Radio Stations ............................................................. 201

        Modify Your Curated or Custom Radio Stations ................. 203

    Using Pandora on Apple TV ........................................................................... 205

    Music Apps to Check Out ................................................................................ 206

Chapter 7: Advanced TV Topics 211

    Viewing Photos and Videos on Your Apple TV ............................. 211

        Sign In to iCloud Photo Stream .......................................................... 212

        View Photos and Videos on Your Apple TV ............................. 213

        Use Apple TV to Display a Slideshow ........................................... 214

        Access Photos on Your Computer Without Using iCloud ....................... 215

    Customizing Your Home Screen Layout ............................................. 217

        Change the Home Screen Layout .................................................... 217

    Using Content Restrictions ............................................................................. 218

        Enable Content Restrictions .................................................................. 219

        Manage Content Restrictions .............................................................. 220

        Turn Off Content Restrictions .............................................................. 222

        Reset Your Password (and Everything Else) ............................. 223

    Using AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring ....................................................... 225

        Stream Audio from an iPhone or iPad ......................................... 225

        Stream Audio from a Mac ........................................................................ 227

        Enable AirPlay Mirroring from an iPhone or iPad .............. 229

        AirPlay Mirroring from a Mac ............................................................... 230

        Configure AirPlay Settings ...................................................................... 232

    Understanding the Apple TV’s Advanced Audio and Video Settings .................................................................................................... 233

        Change HDMI Output Format ............................................................. 233

        Adjust the Apple TV’s Output Resolution ................................. 234

        Calibrate Your Television ........................................................................... 235

        Change Your Audio Mode ....................................................................... 236

        Change Your Audio Output ................................................................... 236

Chapter 8: Take Control of Your Apple TV’s Settings 239

    Setting Your Screensaver .................................................................................. 239

        Use Apple’s Screensavers ......................................................................... 240

        Use Your Photos as Screensavers ...................................................... 242

        Choose How Quickly Screensavers Appear ............................ 243

        Tweak Your Auto-Sleep Setting .......................................................... 244

    Controlling Your Privacy Settings ............................................................. 245

        Disable Location Services ........................................................................ 245

        Control Location Services for Individual Apps ..................... 247

        Don’t Share Diagnostic Data ................................................................. 247

        Limit Ad Tracking............................................................................................. 249

    Customizing Interface Settings .................................................................. 250

        Make Onscreen Text Easier to Read................................................ 250

        Reduce Transparency Effects ................................................................ 251

        Enable High-Contrast Focus Style.................................................... 252

        Reduce Animations and Motion ....................................................... 252

        Turn Off Navigation Clicks ...................................................................... 253

        Disable Sound Effects and Music ..................................................... 254

        Turn Off Siri ........................................................................................................... 254

    Configuring Accessibility Settings ........................................................... 255

        Enable Closed Captions ............................................................................ 255

        Change the Closed Caption Style .................................................... 256

        Create a Custom Closed Caption Style ........................................ 257

        Enable Audio Descriptions ..................................................................... 259

        Change the Default Subtitle Language ...................................... 259

        Make Apple TV Read Onscreen Text Using VoiceOver .....260

        Make Onscreen Elements Bigger with Zoom ........................ 262

        Enable Accessibility Shortcut ............................................................... 263

Chapter9: Troubleshooting Apple TV 265

    Restarting the Apple TV .................................................................................... 265

        Restart the Apple TV Using the Remote .................................... 266

        Restart the Apple TV Using the Settings App ....................... 266

    Updating the Operating System ............................................................... 267

        Update tvOS Manually ............................................................................... 268

        Automatically Update tvOS ................................................................... 269

    Resetting or Restoring the Apple TV ..................................................... 269

        Reset or Restore the Apple TV ............................................................. 270

    Backing Up the Apple TV ................................................................................. 271

    Fixing Problems with Your Account........................................................ 272

        Solve Apple ID Problems .......................................................................... 272

        Recover a Forgotten Apple ID Password ................................... 274

    Solving Problems with the Siri Remote .............................................. 277

        Charge the Battery ......................................................................................... 277

        What to Do If the Remote Isn’t Working .................................... 277

    Resolving Internet Connection Issues .................................................. 278

        Check Your Network Connection ..................................................... 278

        Reset Your Wireless Router ..................................................................... 279

        Reset Your Cable Modem ......................................................................... 279

    Getting Help from Apple .................................................................................. 280

        Get Help at the Apple Store .................................................................. 281

        Get Phone Support from Apple ......................................................... 286

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