Apple TV management overview
tvOS adds new device management capabilities, most of which are already present on iOS, iPadOS and macOS. These new 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 with tvOS 10.2 or later can take advantage of the features listed next.
If Apple TV is using Apple School Manager, Apple Business Manager or Apple Configurator 2, Apple TV can be supervised just like iOS and iPadOS devices. Some existing and new payloads and commands also require supervision.
If your Apple TV is supervised, you can set its name with a mobile device management (MDM) solution or Apple Configurator 2.
Device enrolment and enterprise apps
Device enrolment and enterprise apps can enrol in mobile device management (MDM) using Apple School Manager or Apple Business Manager. Both of these programmes include the ability to supervise and skip one or all of the Apple TV Setup Assistant screens. You can also install enterprise apps for use in Single App Mode.
Apple School Manager and Apple Business Manager make it possible to enrol 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 enrols in MDM without any user input after a brief pause at the Siri Remote pairing step. This setup allows MDM commands to set the name of the Apple TV, install enterprise apps, or install configuration profiles to fully configure the Apple TV.
If you need to pair your Siri Remote with an Apple TV, see If your Apple TV remote isn’t working.