Identify your Apple TV model

Learn how to identify your Apple TV by its model number and other details.

Apple TV (4th generation)
Year introduced: 2015
Color: Black
Capacity: 32 or 64 GB
Model number: A1625
Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote*

Apple TV (3rd generation)
Year introduced: 2012
Color: Black
Model number: A1427 or A1469 for Rev A
Apple Remote (aluminum)

 

Apple TV (2nd generation)
Year introduced: 2010
Color: Black
Model number: A1378
Apple Remote (aluminum)

 

Apple TV (1st generation)
Year introduced: 2007
Color: Silver
Capacity: 40 or 160 GB
Model number: A1218
Apple Remote (white)

 

Identifying features

See the ports and connectors for each model below. 

Apple TV (4th generation)

  • HDMI 1.4 (720p or 1080p)
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • IR receiver
  • USB‑C (for service and support)

Apple TV (3rd generation)

  • HDMI (720p or 1080p)
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Optical audio
  • IR receiver
  • Micro-USB (for service and support)

Apple TV (2nd generation)

  • HDMI (720p)
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Optical audio
  • IR receiver
  • Micro-USB (for service and support)

Apple TV (1st generation)

  • HDMI and component video (480p or 720p)
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)  
  • Optical and RCA stereo audio
  • IR receiver
  • USB 2.0 (for service and support)

Identify your model

You can find the model number of your Apple TV in three places. 

This number identifies your device. For example, since Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) look alike, you need the model number to tell them apart.

Check Settings

From the Apple TV Home screen, choose Settings > General > About and check the Model.

Check the bottom of your Apple TV

To see the model number, check the information label on the bottom of your Apple TV.

Check the box

To find the model number, check the back of the box that your Apple TV came in.

*Apple TV (4th generation) 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 (4th generation) is set up with a language and country that supports Siri.

 

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