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How to connect an Apple TV?

To connect your Apple TV, please follow these steps.

1. Plug your Apple TV into power and connect it to your television with an HDMI cable. Then use a second HDMI cable to connect the receiver to your television. To connect to the Internet using Ethernet, connect your Apple TV to your router with an Ethernet cable. Or you can connect to Wi-Fi during set up.

2. Turn on and pair your remote. On your television, select the same input that your Apple TV is connected to. Then turn on your television (and receiver or switchbox) to see the Apple TV setup screen. Don’t see the set up screen?

To pair your remote to your Apple TV, click the Touch surface on the remote. If your remote won’t connect, press and hold the Menu and Volume Up buttons for five seconds. Or if a message says that you aren’t close enough, set your remote on top of your Apple TV.

3. Choose your language and turn on Siri.

4. Set up using your iOS device or set up manually. To transfer settings from your iOS device to your Apple TV, like login information for iTunes, iCloud, and Wi-Fi, choose Set Up with Device. Then follow the onscreen steps on your iOS device and Apple TV.

If you can’t set up your Apple TV with your iOS device, press the Menu button on your remote to return to the previous screen and choose Set Up Manually.

5. Set up One Home Screen across every Apple TV. One Home Screen keeps your apps and Home screens the same across every Apple TV you own just by signing into iCloud. If you see a message that asks if you want to use One Home Screen, choose Match Home Screens.

If you choose Not Now, you can turn it on later in Settings > Accounts > iCloud > One Home Screen.

6. If you have an Apple TV 4K connected to a 4K television that supports HDR or Dolby Vision, you may be prompted to run a short display test for these formats. Follow the onscreen instructions to run the test, and confirm that you have a clear picture.

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