Put your Apple TV to sleep
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 Settings:
- Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD: With your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote,* press and hold Home 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 on your remote.
Restart your Apple TV
If your Apple TV isn't responding, restart it from Settings or with your remote.
Use your remote
- Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote*: Hold down the Apple TV app/Home and Menu buttons. Let go when the light on your device flashes.
- Apple Remote (aluminum or white): Hold down the Menu and Down buttons. Let go when the light on your device flashes.
Learn what to do if the remote that came with your Apple TV isn't working as expected.
Unplug your Apple TV
If the Settings menu and your remote don't restart your device, unplug your Apple TV from power. Wait six seconds, then plug it back in.
Learn what to do if your Apple TV doesn’t turn on or you can't get video or audio.
*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 you’re in a country or region that supports Siri.