Apple TV is unarguably the best smart gadget that adds value to your entertainment with its lots of striking features. It helps you get latest news updates, check the weather, play games, and you can use Siri as well. But, there are some more you can get from your Apple TV 3rd and 4th generation. You will find here all those Apple TV tips and tricks to get better viewing experience.
Whether you want to create a new playlist, adjust the audio option, or char with Sir, we have covered every productive tips and trick for Apple TV to give the best user experience. Well, Apple has also released tvOS 11 with tons of features including Siri remote, a new OS, and an App store, but it also has some impressive features from the older version as well. So, we have clubbed them together, and you just need to go through this article to find out some cool things to do with Apple TV.
Best Apple TV Tips and Tricks
Apple TV Remote App
Apple has added one of the fruitful features with tvOS 11 that is Remote app. Well, typing on the Apple TV is for sure not user-friendly. So, you can now directly use Apple TV Remote App from your iPhone or iPad to type quickly and get quickly. You can download the Remote app from the App Store and begin to manage your Apple TV efficiently. Even a few Apple TV Remote Apps for Android are available.
Moving apps from the Apple TV home screen task now becomes easier. Well, now you can just use the Siri touchpad to move around Apps on your Apple TV home screen. Just hold down the one app using Siri touchpad and merely move it wherever you want just like we do on our smartphone. Sounds impressive?
Bluetooth Keyboard and Headphone
There is one more useful feature that many users are not aware that Apple supports Keyboard and Headphone. Hence, you can simply connect keyboard and headphone through the Bluetooth option and start typing with Apple Magic Keyboard and listen gracefully without disturbing surrounding people.
Sleep your Apple TV
Since Apple has introduced a new Remote app to control your TV efficiently, you can also use the Remote app to quickly put your Apple TV to sleep. You will just have to press the Home button for a few seconds, set the time and your TV will go to sleep after you predetermined time comes. It will help most in the night if you often to forget to turn off your Apple TV.
Let Siri Help You
The new version of tvOS in Apple TV has Siri to help you out. You can now easily search the app, movie or even a TV show with the help of Siri. Siri can help you to find out several things on iTunes, Hulu, Showtime, Netflix, and HBO. Not only this; Siri can also search within these or any other app by your voice search. So use Siri effectively and get the best and desired result in no time.
Name your Apple TV
For those who are having more than one Apple TV in their home, they can rename their TV with ease. Just follow this path: Settings → General → About → Name and now you can change your Apple TV’s name of your choice. You may also try Custom Name option at the bottom to set your own name as Apple TV.
Adjust the Audio Options
The audio in most of the Apple TV apps has Full Dynamic Range as a default, so if sometimes you find the sound loud and jarring then you can adjust it by just a quick swipe down on the trackpad. Here you can reduce the sound can also choose different language subtitles. If you are using different speakers then also this option will help you to choose them. Apple TV works great AirPlay and also most of the Bluetooth headphones.
Let the Apple TV Sleep
Since Apple has introduced a new Remote app to control your TV efficiently, you can also use the Remote app to quickly put your Apple TV to sleep. You will just have to press the Home button for a few seconds, set the time and your TV will go to sleep after you predetermined time comes. It will help most in the night if you often to forget to turn off your Apple TV. You can even let the Apple TV go to sleep manually by long pressing the Home button and then selecting Sleep.
All new Aerial Screensavers
If you love the Aerial screensavers then Apple TV won’t disappoint you. Just go to Settings → General → Screensaver → Type Aerial screensavers. Now with Aerial screensavers downloaded now, you can change the ‘Download New Videos’ field from Monthly to Weekly or Daily also. Do note that the new videos get downloaded in about 600MB batches.
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Easy to Delete Apps
If you think that some of the apps which you are not using are taking a big storage capacity then you can easily delete them with two different ways. One is that you need to long press on an icon then press the Play/Pause button and then select Delete. The other and quick way to delete an app is to go to Settings → General → Manage Storage → Click on Trash icon to the right of the app you wish to delete.
You Own images can be a Screensaver
If you wish that from now on not Aerial screensavers but your own chosen pictures should be the screensavers then you can do that on your Apple TV with ease. Just open the Photos app on our TV and then select the album you wish to make a screensaver of. Tap the screensaver option and set. You can also do the same by following this path: Settings → General → Screensaver → Screensaver Type
More Menu Button Functions
The menu button of your Apple TV can do more than you probably are allowing it to do right now. Like by double-clicking it will start the screensaver. By triple clicking, it will activate your Accessibility Shortcuts where you will find Closed Captioning, Zoom, and VoiceOver. If you have more than one features enabled then after triple clicking you will be asked to toggle the shortcut you wish to.
Create your own Playlists
The Apple Music subscribers can easily add their own playlist or create a new one straight from the Apple TV. Just pick up a song to play and then use the touchpad and find the “More option”, at the top of it. Tap on that to add your Playlist. You can select ‘new’ to give a new name to your playlist. If you successfully do this then iCloud Music Library will sync your playlist across all your devices.
Get the App Switcher
Just like iOS the tvOS too has an app switcher where you can find your most recent apps. Just double press the Home button and start swiping left and right and you will get the recent apps in a chronological list. If you swipe up and stop on an app preview, it will close that app.
Move Apps on the Home Screen
If you don’t want to delete an app but want to move it around you need to follow the same steps which you use to delete it. Just highlight the app and press down on the touchpad and that will make the app jiggle. Instead of pressing the play/pause button just use the touchpad to swipe or to move app up or down or around.
Hope you have liked these tricks and tips for your Apple TV and you will be using it more easily by applying them. We would love to get your feedback on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus or here in the comments section.