Apple TV management
tvOS has device management capabilities, most of which are already present on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. These features make it easy to configure an Apple TV for use in many common education and enterprise scenarios, from dedicated classroom or conference room AirPlay destinations to kiosks running custom apps in Single App Mode.
Apple TV running tvOS 10.2 or later can take advantage features listed next:
If Apple TV is enrolled in Apple School Manager, Apple Business Manager, or configured with Apple Configurator 2, Apple TV can be supervised just like iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers. Some existing payloads and commands also require supervision. For more information on supervision, see MDM overview for Apple devices in MDM Settings for IT Administrators.
If the Apple TV is supervised, the name can be set with a mobile device management (MDM) solution or Apple Configurator 2.
Apple School Manager and Apple Business Manager make it possible to enroll an Apple TV in MDM and fully configure it by simply plugging in power and an Ethernet connection. If Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager settings have already been configured for that specific Apple TV, it powers up and enrolls in MDM without any user input after a brief pause at the Siri Remote pairing step. This setup allows MDM commands to:
Set the default language and region
Set the name of the Apple TV
Install configuration profiles to fully configure the Apple TV
To pair a Siri Remote with an Apple TV, see the Apple Support article If your Apple TV remote isn’t working.