Apple TV User Guide And Tutorial

Apple TV is currently one of the most wanted digital media players. Among the smart TVs available on the market, Apple TV offers everything we need, from its speedy reactions to its smart voice search and commands. This Apple TV Guide will help you to master all the new features, interface as well as how to use the selection of apps provided.

Apple TV User Guide

The original Apple TV was first announced in September of 2006. Today, we have the fourth-generation Apple TV which was first introduced on September 9, 2015. The company claims that this is the future of television. The TV itself is a setup box with a new UI dubbed TV OS completed with the smart Siri remote.

This guide is all you need to master your Apple TV as we will provide you with everything you need to know about it. Check out the steps by steps on how to start using it and how to enjoy your leisure time more with your TV.

Everything You Need to Know about Apple TV

Apple TV is the company’s digital media player which was first unveiled in September 12, 2006. It was fist called as iTV but Apple was unable to use this name as their ‘I’ line product due to the copyright of British terrestrial broadcast network, ITV.

The second generations of Apple TV was released on September 1, 2010. This model had 8 GB internal flash storage completed with local storage, streamed media and was able to stream content via AirPlay. The third generation Apple TV was first announced on March 7, 2012. This model is physically almost identical to its predecessor.

Today, we have fourth generation Apple TV which was first announced on September 9, 2015. This model brings some improvements and major changes.

What’s in the Box

What’s in the Box of the fourth gen Apple TV? You will get the Apple TV itself alongside with Siri Remote, Lightning-to-USB Cable and Power cord. As for the HDMI cable is sold separately for $19.

System Requirements

To use the Apple TV, you will need HDMI cable to connect the Apple TV to an HDTV or A/V receive. Of course you will also need High-definition TV with HDMI, Wired or wireless network, Broadband Internet connection and iTunes Store account for iTunes purchasing and renting and Home Sharing.

Apple TV Specifications

The 4th gen Apple TV is currently available in two models, 32 GB and 64 GB. The first model is available at $149 while the second model is available at $199. The new TV is slightly taller than the third gen and arrives with its smart Siri remote. The Siri remote uses Bluetooth connectivity to work, instead of infrared. So you don’t have to maintain line-of-sight with your Apple TV, simply put it in a cabinet or put it behind your TV.

Apple TV Specification
Size and Weight Apple TV
Height 1.4 inches (35 mm)
Width 3.9 inches (98 mm)
Depth 3.9 inches (98 mm)
Weight 15 ounces (425 g)
Size and Weight Apple TV Remote
Height 4.88 inches (124 mm)
Width 1.5 inches (38 mm)
Depth 0.25 inch (6.3 mm)
Weight 1.66 ounces (47 g)
Capacity 32GB; 64GB
Apple TV Remote Bluetooth 4.0
IR transmitter
Accelerometer and gyroscope
Lightning connector for charging
Rechargeable battery providing months of battery life on a single charge (with typical daily usage)
Ports and Interfaces HDMI 1.43
802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
10/100BASE-T Ethernet
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
IR receiver
USB‑C for service and support
Built‑in power supply
Processor A8 chip with 64-bit architecture
System Requirements iTunes purchasing and renting and Home Sharing require iTunes Store account
Requires 802.11 wireless, Ethernet network, or broadband Internet access
Wireless video streaming requires 802.11a, b, g, n, or ac
Requires acceptance of the software license terms at
Requires HDMI cable (sold separately)
Video Formats H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.2 or lower
H.264 Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Audio Formats HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
Photo Formats JPEG, GIF, TIFF
Compatibility Apple TV is compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI3
Apple TV Remote is compatible with Apple TV (4th generation)
Remote Loop is compatible with Apple TV Remote
Apple TV is compatible with Bluetooth keyboards
Accessibility Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new Apple TV. With built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy, you can easily find and enjoy your favorite entertainment.
Accessibility Features VoiceOver
Bold Text
Increase Contrast
Reduce Motion
Closed Caption and SDH Support
Accessibility Shortcut
In the Box Apple TV
Apple TV Remote
Power cord
Lightning to USB Cable


The fourth gen Apple TV is compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI3 and Bluetooth keyboards. The new Siri Remote is compatible with the fourth generation Apple TV while the remote loop is compatible with Siri Remote.


The new Apple TV arrives with many interesting features like VoiceOver, Zoom, Bold Text, Increase Contrast, Reduce Motion, Closed Caption and SDH Support, Accessibility Shortcut, Siri and Dictation and of course Apple TV Apps. Read more on our guide to master all these great features.

Apple TV User Guide

Apple provides the Apple TV User Guide in web version as well as iBook version. The web version is available at or you can get it on iTunes here.

For more detail on how to get started and how to use Apple TV, you can browse our Apple TV User Guide. This guide describes the features of Apple TV completed with step by step on how to get the most out of your Apple TV. Please note that some features are not available some areas. For information on how to set up Apple TV and other useful how tos, see our Apple TV Guide.

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