Prepare Apple TV in Apple Configurator on Mac
You prepare Apple TV just as you would an iOS device. When you prepare an Apple TV, you can enroll it in a mobile device management (MDM) solution, update software, or add configuration profiles to it. When you update Apple TV software, you can rename the device and choose the language and region.
Apple TV supports Wi-Fi and Certificates payload settings. Other payloads apply only to iOS devices but not to Apple TV.
WARNING: Preparing devices may take a few minutes, and you shouldn’t stop the installation after it starts. If you try to cancel or stop the process, Apple Configurator 2 takes the time necessary to safely terminate all operations. Don’t shut down the Mac running Apple Configurator 2 while it’s preparing devices—doing so could damage the devices.
Before you begin, make sure you have the following:
A Mac running macOS 10.14 or later
The latest version of Apple Configurator 2 from the App Store
Apple TV 4K or Apple TV (4th generation or later) connected to a monitor
Apple TV and the Mac on the same Wi-Fi or Ethernet network (with Bonjour enabled across subnets if necessary)
Prepare Apple TV 4K or Apple TV (4th generation)
Make sure your Apple TV is connected via Ethernet to the same network your Mac is connected to.
Make sure the Apple TV is at the first screen of the Setup Assistant that says Pair Your Remote.
Launch Apple Configurator 2 on your Mac.
From the Apple Configurator 2 menu, choose Paired Devices.
Select your Apple TV in the Paired Devices list and click Pair.
On your Mac, enter the 6-digit personal identification number (PIN) that appears on the screen of your Apple TV.
Select your Apple TV in the device window of the Apple Configurator 2.
Click Prepare and follow the onscreen instructions to set up your Apple TV.