Apple TV streaming services are a big deal for most people, but the TV’s streaming capabilities are often limited to a few streaming devices and a handful of TV apps.
Here’s how you can stream live TV to Apple TV using the iOS and tvOS apps.1.
How to stream live tv to Apple TVs with the iOS apps.
The best way to stream TV is with the Apple TV remote, which you can download from the App Store or buy directly from Apple.
This guide covers all the major Apple TV remotes and what you need to do to use them.
For this guide, we’ll be using the Apple Cinema Remote for iOS and the Apple Remote app for tvOS, both of which are available from the Apple App Store.
For iOS users, the app is free.
For tvOS users, you can use a paid Apple TV service.1a.
Find your Apple TV and connect to it.1b.
Tap the TV icon on the Home screen.1c.
Choose the remote you want to connect to.
If you want the remote to work with both Apple TV models, you’ll need to first make sure you have the correct model number for the remote.
In the top-right corner of the Apple Home screen, tap Settings and then tap the More button.
If it says “Supported remote models”, then you have a compatible Apple TV model number.
If not, you’re likely to have another model number to look up.
If you don’t know what model number you have, you may have to look at your Apple ID or other user ID to find out what model the remote is for.1d.
Choose your AppleTV model from the dropdown menu and then choose the “Home Screen” tab.
If the AppleTV is connected to the internet and you’re using an app that can connect to the Apple remote, the AppleRemote app will ask you if you want a remote that can control other devices.
If this option is selected, then the remote will connect to any device that supports Siri, SiriKit, or the Siri Remote app.2.
Connect the Apple tvOS device to the TV.2a.
Navigate to Settings on your Apple device and then navigate to “General” > “Internet” > select “Home” > then select “Internet”.3.
Once connected, the remote screen should appear.2b.
On the screen, select “Viewing and control” and then select the Apple television.3c.
Select the remote that you want and then you can start using it.4.
You can also use Siri to control the remote, but this is generally only useful if you’re controlling a TV from an external remote.4a.
To control the Apple home screen, press the Home button on your device.4b.
Select “Settings” > General > “Screen” > Home.4c.
On this screen, you should see the AppleHome screen.
If there are no icons for Home or the Home Screen, then you’ve connected the wrong AppleTV remote.
You’ll need a compatible remote, like the Apple Watch, to control Home and the Homescreen.
If the Applewatch icon isn’t there, or you don, the iPhone app will let you know.5.
To change your home screen image, go to Settings > General.5a.
Select a new icon, and then press the Spacebar to select it.5b.
Click “OK” to save your changes.6.
When you’re done, you have your new home screen.7.
To switch back to the HomeScreen, go back to Settings and select “Customize”.6a.
In this screen and again, select a new image, and select the new icon.6b.
After changing the image, the Home icon should be back.6c.
To reset your screen, go Back.7a.
Now go to “Customizing” > Settings > Customize.7b.
In here, you want your new icon to look like this.7c.
If your Home screen is blank, this is a good time to change your screen image.7d.
To add your own image, press “OK”.
You’ll also notice that you can change the home screen images at any time.
If something’s not working, try refreshing the screen.6e.
You may need to restart the device, if it’s connected to a Wi-Fi network, or if you’ve rebooted it while it was in the background.
If your Home is blank or the Apple screen is missing, you might need to open the app to view it.
If everything’s working, the screen should look like the image below.7f.
The Apple TV will now open, but you may not be able to use it to watch live TV.
In these cases, the TV can’t detect the Apple remotes it’s using and needs to find them for you.7g. The TV