Apple TV (1st generation) Fast Start: User's Guide for Apple TV (1st generation)

This Fast Start guide for an Apple TV (1st generation) will help you set it up, and teach you how to enjoy iTunes Store content on your widescreen TV.

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Tip: Be sure to download the Apple TV (1st generation) Setup Guide.

Connect and configure your Apple TV (1st generation)

Understand what’s needed in order to get started and how to connect Apple TV (1st generation) to your widescreen TV. Learn how to configure Apple TV (1st generation) and enjoy your iTunes Store content in your living room.

Apple TV (1st generation) and the iTunes Store

Learn about movie rentals and shop for music and TV shows.

Don't have an iTunes Account? Learn how to create one.

The first time you rent or purchase a movie, you will be asked for your iTunes Store account (have your account info and password handy). If you don't have one, use your computer to create an iTunes Store account.

Getting iTunes content to your Apple TV

Now that your set up is complete, open iTunes and choose what TV shows, movies, photos or other content you want to move to your Apple TV. You can sync, stream, or manually add content from your iTunes library or playlist to your Apple TV.

Learn more

Information that will help you enjoy your Apple TV to its fullest.

Need help?

Be sure to visit our Apple TV support pages to learn more about using Apple TV, troubleshooting issues, and getting service and support.

Fast facts

  • You can consult with hundreds of other Apple TV users and experts in our Apple TV Discussions forums. You can ask a question, answer a question, or simply read what others have to say.
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