My Apple TV

My Apple TV

By: Sam Costello (author)Paperback

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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Apple TV screenshots that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Apple TV. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through doing everything you want to do with your Apple TV. Learn how to: Set up your Apple TV-and how to do it faster with an iPhone Control a home entertainment system using the Apple TV Use Siri to find content, launch apps, and get useful information Rent and buy movies and TV shows from iTunes Stream video from Netflix (R), Hulu, HBO (R), and Showtime (R) Find every app that offers the movie or TV show you're looking for with just one search Make your Apple TV even more fun by finding and using the best apps and games Use your Apple TV remote as a motion-sensitive game controller Enjoy music on your TV, including how to use Apple Music Set restrictions to prevent kids from accessing adult material Control your Apple TV using an iPhone Customize your Apple TV to fit how you use it Configure settings for people with visual impairments Solve common problems with the device Discover the hidden features and shortcuts that let you truly master the Apple TV Register Your Book at www.quepublishing.com/register and save 35% off your next purchase.

About Author

Sam Costello lives in Providence, Rhode Island. He has written about technology, movies, books, comics, and more for magazines and websites including PC World, CNN.com, Rue Morgue, Amazing Stories, and InfoWorld. He previously wrote My iPad for Kids (2012) for Que Publishing. Sam has been the About.com iPhone and iPod Expert since 2007. At that site-http://ipod.about.com-he writes reviews, how-tos, and tech support articles about the iPhone, iPod, iTunes, and other Apple technologies. In addition to nonfiction, he also writes comics and short stories, including the award-winning horror webcomic Split Lip. By day, Sam is a business analyst in the Boston office of Digitas, a leading digital marketing agency, where he focuses on mobile and innovation projects. Sam lives with his partner Jenn and their cats, Oni and Clarence. He holds a Media Studies degree from Ithaca College. Website: http://www.samcostello.net Twitter: @samcostello

Contents

Introduction 1 Using This Book ................................................................................................................1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Your Apple TV 5 Understanding What the Apple TV Is...........................................................5 What You'll Need .............................................................................................................7 A Fast Internet Connection ...........................................................................7 High-Definition Television..............................................................................7 HDMI Cable ..................................................................................................................8 An Apple ID .................................................................................................................8 What You Might Want .............................................................................................10 Surge Protector .....................................................................................................10 Ethernet Cable .......................................................................................................11 Home Theater System or Soundbar ...................................................11 iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch ........................................................................12 iCloud Account ......................................................................................................12 Remote Loop ...........................................................................................................13 Game Controllers ................................................................................................14 Setting Up the Apple TV .......................................................................................14 Learn the Apple TV's Ports and Connectors ...............................15 Choose Ethernet vs. Wi-Fi ............................................................................16 Connect to a Receiver/Home Theater ..............................................17 Get to Know the Remote Control .........................................................17 Set Up Your Apple TV ......................................................................................20 Set Up Apple TV Using iPhone or iPad ............................................23 Get to Know the Apple TV Home Screen ......................................24 Control Your TV and/or Receiver with the Apple TV Remote .........................26 Use the Apple TV Remote to Control TV Volume ...................27 Use the Remote to Put the Apple TV to Sleep ..........................29 Chapter 2: Controlling Your Apple TV: The Remote, Siri,and Search 31 Using the Remote Control ..................................................................................31 How to Pair the Remote Control with the Apple TV ...........33 Use a Third-Party Remote with Apple TV ......................................34 How to Edit Third-Party Remote Control Settings ................36 How to Remove Third-Party Remote Controls .........................37 The Basics of Using the Remote ............................................................38 Use Fast Forward and Reverse ................................................................39 How to Control Games ...................................................................................40 Charge the Remote's Batteries ................................................................42 How to Tell When Your Battery Is Low ..............................................42 How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Apple TV ......44 How to Connect a Third-Party Game Controller to Apple TV ..............................................................................................................45 Using the Remote App ...........................................................................................46 How to Set Up the Remote App ............................................................47 How to Use the Remote App ....................................................................48 Using Siri to Control the Apple TV ...............................................................50 Activating Siri..........................................................................................................50 Frequently Used Siri Commands ..........................................................51 Searching the Apple TV .........................................................................................56 Universal Search ...................................................................................................56 How to Search Using Siri ..............................................................................57 Refine Your Searches ........................................................................................59 Search Using the Search App ...................................................................60 Anatomy of the Search Results Screen ...........................................61 Chapter 3: Using iTunes for TV and Movies 67 Renting and Buying Movies at iTunes ......................................................67 Search for Movies ................................................................................................68 Browsing Movies..................................................................................................69 Browse Featured Releases ...........................................................................69 Browse By Genre ..................................................................................................69 Anatomy of the Movie Detail Screen ................................................71 Rent and Buy Movies .......................................................................................71 Rules for Rentals ...................................................................................................73 Watch Movies .........................................................................................................74 Learn About the Movie You're Watching .......................................76 Watch Previous iTunes Movie Purchases .......................................77 Turn on Subtitles for Movies and TV .................................................78 Buying TV Shows at iTunes .................................................................................79 Search for TV Shows .........................................................................................79 Browse TV Shows ................................................................................................80 Buy TV Shows .........................................................................................................82 Buy a Season Pass ...............................................................................................83 Get New Episodes Via Season Pass .....................................................84 Watch TV Shows ...................................................................................................84 Watch Previous iTunes TV Show Purchases ................................87 Using Home Sharing to Watch Movies and TV Shows from Your Computer ........................................................................................88 Enable Home Sharing .....................................................................................89 Watch Movies and TV Shows Using Home Sharing .............90 Chapter 4: Using Other Video Apps: Netflix, HBO, and More 93 Using Network TV Apps.........................................................................................93 Watch Network TV Apps ...............................................................................94 Network TV Apps with Streaming Services .................................97 Using Netflix .....................................................................................................................98 Log In to Your Netflix Account ................................................................98 Subscribe to Netflix ...........................................................................................99 Search for Movies and TV ........................................................................ 101 Add Movies and TV Shows to Your Netflix Queue ............ 102 Remove Movies and TV from Your Netflix Queue ............. 103 Options to Watch and Control Movies and TV Shows on Netflix ......................................................................................................... 104 How to Rate Content ................................................................................... 106 Using HBO ...................................................................................................................... 107 Sign In to HBO GO .......................................................................................... 108 Sign In to HBO NOW..................................................................................... 110 Sign Up for HBO NOW ................................................................................ 111 Finding Content in HBO Apps ............................................................. 113 Add Items to the Watchlist ..................................................................... 114 Options to Watch and Control Movies and TV on HBO .......................... 115 Using Showtime ....................................................................................................... 117 Sign In To Showtime Anytime ............................................................. 117 Sign In To Showtime Streaming ........................................................ 119 Sign Up For Showtime Streaming ................................................... 120 Finding Content In Showtime Apps .............................................. 122 Add Items to My List .................................................................................... 123 Options to Watch and Control Movies and TV on Showtime ................................................. 124 Using Hulu ..................................................................................................................... 126 Sign In to Your Hulu Account ............................................................... 126 Subscribe to Hulu ........................................................................................... 127 Find Content in Hulu .................................................................................... 129 Options to Watch and Control Movies and TV Shows on Hulu ............................................................................................................. 130 Video Apps to Check Out ................................................................................. 132 Chapter 5: Using Apps and Games 137 Finding Apps and Games ................................................................................. 137 Search the Apple TV App Store .......................................................... 138 Browse the Apple TV App Store ........................................................ 138 All About the App Detail Screen ....................................................... 140 Downloading and Managing Apps ......................................................... 141 How to Buy Apps ............................................................................................. 142 Stop Having to Enter Your Password for Every Download ............................ 143 Delete Apps .......................................................................................................... 145 Requesting Refunds for Paid Apps.................................................. 147 Manage Your Storage .................................................................................. 148 Review Apps at the App Store ............................................................ 150 Playing Games on the Apple TV ................................................................ 151 Use the Siri Remote to Play Games................................................. 152 Use Third-Party Game Controllers ................................................... 153 Sign In to Game Center ............................................................................. 154 Use Game Center to Check Scores .................................................. 155 Challenge Friends to Games ................................................................. 156 Use Game Center for Multiplayer Gaming ............................... 157 Managing In-App Purchases and Subscriptions ......................... 159 Make In-App Purchases ............................................................................. 160 Turn Off In-App Purchases ...................................................................... 161 Manage Your Subscriptions ................................................................... 162 Updating Apps to New Versions................................................................ 163 Enable Automatic App Updates ........................................................ 164 Apps Worth Checking Out .............................................................................. 164 Chapter 6: Music Television: Music on the Apple TV 169 Accessing and Playing Your Music ........................................................... 170 Access Your iTunes Music Library ..................................................... 170 Use Your Full iTunes Library on the Apple TV........................ 172 Browse Your Music Library ...................................................................... 173 Search Your Music Library ....................................................................... 175 Use Siri to Search for Music ................................................................... 176 Using Apple Music ................................................................................................. 177 Sign Up for Apple Music ........................................................................... 178 Cancel Apple Music ....................................................................................... 178 Add Songs and Albums from Apple Music to Your Library ......................... 180 Remove Apple Music Songs or Albums from Your Library ...................... 182 Listening to Music .................................................................................................. 184 Play Your Music ................................................................................................. 184 Master the Playback Screen .................................................................. 185 Favorite Songs ................................................................................................... 188 Shuffle Your Music .......................................................................................... 189 Use Playlists .......................................................................................................... 192 Use Sound Check to Equalize Song Volumes ........................ 193 Discover New Music in Apple Music ...................................................... 194 Get Recommendations from Apple with For You .............. 195 Improve the For You Recommendations ................................... 196 Check Out the Latest Releases ............................................................ 196 Tuning In Radio on Your TV ............................................................................ 197 Listen to Beats 1 ............................................................................................... 198 Enjoy Curated Radio Stations in Your Favorite Genres ....199 Create Custom Radio Stations ............................................................. 201 Modify Your Curated or Custom Radio Stations ................. 203 Using Pandora on Apple TV ........................................................................... 205 Music Apps to Check Out ................................................................................ 206 Chapter 7: Advanced TV Topics 211 Viewing Photos and Videos on Your Apple TV ............................. 211 Sign In to iCloud Photo Stream .......................................................... 212 View Photos and Videos on Your Apple TV ............................. 213 Use Apple TV to Display a Slideshow ........................................... 214 Access Photos on Your Computer Without Using iCloud ....................... 215 Customizing Your Home Screen Layout ............................................. 217 Change the Home Screen Layout .................................................... 217 Using Content Restrictions ............................................................................. 218 Enable Content Restrictions .................................................................. 219 Manage Content Restrictions .............................................................. 220 Turn Off Content Restrictions .............................................................. 222 Reset Your Password (and Everything Else) ............................. 223 Using AirPlay and AirPlay Mirroring ....................................................... 225 Stream Audio from an iPhone or iPad ......................................... 225 Stream Audio from a Mac ........................................................................ 227 Enable AirPlay Mirroring from an iPhone or iPad .............. 229 AirPlay Mirroring from a Mac ............................................................... 230 Configure AirPlay Settings ...................................................................... 232 Understanding the Apple TV's Advanced Audio and Video Settings .................................................................................................... 233 Change HDMI Output Format ............................................................. 233 Adjust the Apple TV's Output Resolution ................................. 234 Calibrate Your Television ........................................................................... 235 Change Your Audio Mode ....................................................................... 236 Change Your Audio Output ................................................................... 236 Chapter 8: Take Control of Your Apple TV's Settings 239 Setting Your Screensaver .................................................................................. 239 Use Apple's Screensavers ......................................................................... 240 Use Your Photos as Screensavers ...................................................... 242 Choose How Quickly Screensavers Appear ............................ 243 Tweak Your Auto-Sleep Setting .......................................................... 244 Controlling Your Privacy Settings ............................................................. 245 Disable Location Services ........................................................................ 245 Control Location Services for Individual Apps ..................... 247 Don't Share Diagnostic Data ................................................................. 247 Limit Ad Tracking............................................................................................. 249 Customizing Interface Settings .................................................................. 250 Make Onscreen Text Easier to Read................................................ 250 Reduce Transparency Effects ................................................................ 251 Enable High-Contrast Focus Style.................................................... 252 Reduce Animations and Motion ....................................................... 252 Turn Off Navigation Clicks ...................................................................... 253 Disable Sound Effects and Music ..................................................... 254 Turn Off Siri ........................................................................................................... 254 Configuring Accessibility Settings ........................................................... 255 Enable Closed Captions ............................................................................ 255 Change the Closed Caption Style .................................................... 256 Create a Custom Closed Caption Style ........................................ 257 Enable Audio Descriptions ..................................................................... 259 Change the Default Subtitle Language ...................................... 259 Make Apple TV Read Onscreen Text Using VoiceOver .....260 Make Onscreen Elements Bigger with Zoom ........................ 262 Enable Accessibility Shortcut ............................................................... 263 Chapter9: Troubleshooting Apple TV 265 Restarting the Apple TV .................................................................................... 265 Restart the Apple TV Using the Remote .................................... 266 Restart the Apple TV Using the Settings App ....................... 266 Updating the Operating System ............................................................... 267 Update tvOS Manually ............................................................................... 268 Automatically Update tvOS ................................................................... 269 Resetting or Restoring the Apple TV ..................................................... 269 Reset or Restore the Apple TV ............................................................. 270 Backing Up the Apple TV ................................................................................. 271 Fixing Problems with Your Account........................................................ 272 Solve Apple ID Problems .......................................................................... 272 Recover a Forgotten Apple ID Password ................................... 274 Solving Problems with the Siri Remote .............................................. 277 Charge the Battery ......................................................................................... 277 What to Do If the Remote Isn't Working .................................... 277 Resolving Internet Connection Issues .................................................. 278 Check Your Network Connection ..................................................... 278 Reset Your Wireless Router ..................................................................... 279 Reset Your Cable Modem ......................................................................... 279 Getting Help from Apple .................................................................................. 280 Get Help at the Apple Store .................................................................. 281 Get Phone Support from Apple ......................................................... 286 TOC, 9780789750174

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780789750174
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780789750174
  • weight: 498
  • ISBN10: 0789750171

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