Put your Apple TV to sleep

Since there isn't a power button, you can't turn off your Apple TV. Instead, you can put your Apple TV to sleep.

Put your Apple TV to sleep or wake it up

After a period of inactivity, your Apple TV automatically goes to sleep. You can also put your Apple TV to sleep with your remote or from the menu:

  • Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD: With your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote,* press and hold Home the Home button for three seconds to bring up Control Center, then select Sleep . Or select Sleep Now in Settings.
  • Apple TV (3rd generation and earlier): With your Apple Remote (aluminum or white), press and hold Play/Pause  for five seconds. Or select Sleep Now in Settings.

To wake your Apple TV, press Menu or Home the Home button on your remote.

Change how long it takes for your Apple TV to go to sleep

If inactive for a while, your Apple TV automatically goes to sleep. To change the amount of time before your Apple TV goes to sleep, go to Settings > General > Sleep After.

* Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD ships with the same remote everywhere. In countries and regions that support Siri, the remote is called Siri Remote. Elsewhere, it’s called Apple TV Remote. Siri works on either remote as long as your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD is set up with a language and country or region that supports Siri.

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