Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Guide to ports and connectors

Learn about Apple TV ports and connectors, along with their various functions.

Ports and connectors Notes
1: IR receiver Use with the included Apple Remote to control Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation).
2: Status light The status light slowly flashes white when Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) starts up. When Apple TV is on, the status light is solid white. Learn more about the Apple TV status light.
3: Power port Use with the included A/C power cable.
4: HDMI port Using an HDMI cable, connect Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) to a TV or AV receiver with an HDMI port.
5: Micro USB port For service and diagnostics.
6: Optical digital-audio port Using an optical digital-audio cable (also called S/PDIF or TOSLINK), connect Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) to a home theater receiver with an optical digital-audio port.
7: Ethernet port If you access your network using Ethernet, connect an Ethernet cable.

Learn more

See also:

Learn about Apple TV (1st generation) ports and connectors.

Last Modified: May 19, 2014
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