Restrictions can be enabled, or in some cases disabled, to prevent users from accessing a specific app, service, or function of the device. Restrictions are sent to devices in a restrictions payload, which is attached to a configuration profile. For example, a restriction can be enabled that prevents an Apple TV from pairing with the Remote app on an iOS or iPadOS device.
To learn which MDM restrictions are supported for your Apple TV, consult your MDM solution’s documentation.
Prevent Apple TV from going to sleep
Users and tvOS can’t put the Apple TV to sleep.
Defer software updates
There are two options when deferring software updates:
Turn on “Set Automatically” in Date and Time settings
Set Automatically is turned on and users can’t turn it off.
Users’ devices won’t advertise themselves to nearby devices for passwords by use of Proximity AutoFill.
Playback of explicit music and podcast content
Explicit music or video content purchased from the iTunes Store is hidden. Explicit content is flagged by content providers, such as record labels, when sold through the iTunes Store.
Select from nine different regions. This setting can’t be disabled. The default is United States.
Define content ratings
Select maximum allowed ratings for movies, TV shows, and apps.
Explicit sexual content in Apple Books
Explicit sexual content purchased from Apple Books is hidden. Explicit content is flagged by content providers when sold through the Books app.
Restrict app usage
Allows any apps other than Settings to be placed in an approved list.
Modify device name
Users can’t change the name of the device as shown in Settings > General > About.
Users can’t use AirPlay to stream content to the Apple TV.
Pair with Remote app
Users can’t use the Apple TV Remote app to control the Apple TV.