How to activate Apple TV

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In this article, we provide a comprehensive description of the steps to activate Apple TV. Join us to know these steps.

Apple TV  is one of the exclusive products of Apple, which, unlike other products of the company such as iPad, iPhone and smart watch, is not updated every year, and usually between the release of new versions of Apple TV (Apple TV) two It takes up to three years and the latest version of this product was released in 2015. Using this product enables you to access a wide range of different video services and have a kind of TV with more capabilities. Apple TV even supports a variety of exclusive games in 2015 and is compatible with iTunes . But how to activate Apple TV?

Apple TV is easy to set up and you can activate it in a few simple steps.

Basic setup and hardware requirements

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After opening the Apple TV box, you will be presented with an Apple TV box and a dedicated cable to supply the required power of the device and a remote control (Siri remote). Apple TV only connects to HD TVs, to do this you need to have an HDMI cable that is not included in the Apple TV box, also note that if you want to connect the Apple TV to the modem with the wire and the ability to Use Wi-Fi, you must use an Ethernet cable.

How to activate Apple TV - Apple TV

Once you have put all the cables and hardware platforms you need together, you need to bring your Apple TV to the TV. Note that if you plan to connect an Apple TV to a modem via an Ethernet connection, the two must be slightly apart so that the Ethernet cable can communicate between them.

How to activate Apple TV - Apple TV

Now turn the box or the body of the main part of Apple TV and look at the back, there are several connection ports in this part, one of which is the HDMI port. Take the purchased HDMI cable and connect one end to this port, now look at the back of the TV, you have to find the HDMI port among the ports on the back and connect the other end of the cable to it. This establishes the connection between the Apple TV and the HD TV, and by doing so, you have gone through almost half of the hardware steps of activating the Apple TV.

Now unplug the power cord of the Apple TV, or Power Cable. There is a socket on the back of the Apple TV with two circular inputs, connect the power cable to this port, and plug the other end, which has a socket, directly into the socket.

How to activate Apple TV - Apple TV

If you do not intend to use Wi-Fi and you want the connection between the modem and Apple TV to be wired, unplug the Ethernet cable and connect one end to the Ethernet socket on the back of the Apple TV and the other end to the Ethernet port. Connect the modem, this will end the hardware setup of Apple TV.

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Launch Apple TV after connecting the hardware components

Now you need to turn on Apple TV and make settings to activate it, to do this you need to do the following:

How to activate Apple TV - Apple TV

First, turn on the HDTV and set the input to HDMI mode. To do this, you need to use buttons such as Source or Input, which are most likely available to control your TV. By doing this, Apple TV usually Turns on automatically, if the Apple TV turns on, the 2015 Apple TV LED will light up.

After turning on Apple TV, the language selection screen will be displayed, now leave the TV control and remove the remote control or Apple TV control, then you need to do the rest of the Apple TV setup steps.

How to activate Apple TV - Apple TV

You should now be able to connect your Apple TV to a Wi-Fi network. If you have connected between the modem and the Apple TV via an Ethernet cable, you will not see the page or step below. In this case, Apple TV automatically detects the wired Internet connection. So if you do not connect the TV to the Internet via Apple SIM, at this stage you need to connect it to the Wi-Fi network.

How to activate Apple TV - Apple TV

After connecting Apple TV to the Internet, you have to wait for the initial settings to be done by Apple TV itself, then a page like the one below will be displayed, in this step, select the No Thanks option.

How to activate Apple TV - Apple TV

Doing so will complete the initial launch of Apple TV. It is best to update your device’s operating system to the latest version as soon as you run Apple TV. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Select the Setting option from the home screen.
  2. Select the General option.
  3. Select the Update Software option.

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Now wait for your Apple TV operating system to be updated, note that by activating the Update Automatically option, the ability to automatically update the Apple TV operating system will be activated.

Connect to iTunes after launching Apple TV

After completing the above steps, you need to log in to iTunes and be able to use iTunes services on Apple TV, in order to do this, you must go through the following steps:

First, select the Setting option from the Apple TV home screen, then select the iTunes Store option, and then select the Sign in option.

How to activate Apple TV - Apple TV

Now you need to enter your Apple ID details and log in.

How to activate Apple TV - Apple TV

By doing this, you can access the purchases you made on iTunes through Apple TV, and you can also connect your home computers to Apple TV through the Home Sharing feature. In the following, we will teach you how to connect computers and use the Home Sharing feature alongside Apple TV.

First run the iTunes application from your computer and update it, then go to the File section and then ‌ Home Sharing and select the Turn on Home Sharing option to enable this feature in iTunes on your computer, by doing this you You can share iTunes Library content between different Apple devices, such as Apple TV.

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Now go to the Settings section on your Apple TV, note that you can return to the previous page by pressing the u Menu button on the Apple TV 2015 remote control.

How to activate Apple TV - Apple TV

Now select the utersComputers option, then select the urnTurn on Home Sharing option on Apple TV, then select the option to use the same Apple TV ID that is enabled on iTunes.

How to activate Apple TV - Apple TV

With Apple TV and its Home Sharing feature, you can easily connect PCs and Apple TVs and share their iTunes Library.

How to activate Apple TV - Apple TV

By doing this, the process of activating Apple TV is done, one of the best programs available in Apple TV ‌TV or the TV app, with this program you can access many features such as various movies.

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