Apple TV: About the status light

The Apple TV status light (LED) glows steadily, flashes, or turns off. Learn what these behaviors mean.

Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)

Status light Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) is:
Glows On
Is off Off or in standby
Flashes once Accepting a command from the remote
Flashes slowly Starting up
Flashes three times Rejecting a command from the remote (you've paired a remote with Apple TV but you're using a remote that's not paired); see Apple TV: Pairing and unpairing the Apple Remote.
Flashes quickly Having issues. Try restarting or waking your Apple TV. If your Apple TV does not start up properly, you might need to reset the Apple TV or restore it to factory settings. See Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Restoring your Apple TV. If this does not resolve the issue, refer to the Service FAQ for additional assistance.

Apple TV (1st generation)

Status light Apple TV (1st generation) is:
Solid white On
Off Off or in standby
Blinks amber Starting up
Flashes white once Accepting a command from the remote
Flashes amber once Rejecting a command from the remote (you've paired a remote with Apple TV but you're using a remote that's not paired); see Apple TV: Pairing and unpairing the Apple Remote.
Alternates between white and amber Hardware issue; refer to Service FAQ for additional assistance.
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