How to restart your Apple TV

You can restart your Apple TV from the Settings menu.

Restart your Apple TV

To restart your Apple TV (4th generation), go to Settings > System > Restart. For Apple TV (3rd generation and earlier), go to Settings > General > Restart.

Your Apple TV doesn't have a power button.

Get help

If your Apple TV won't restart, try to restart it using your remote: 

  • Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote:* Hold down the Menu and Home buttons, then release when the LED on your Apple TV starts flashing.
  • Apple Remote (aluminum or white): Hold down the Menu and Down buttons, then release when the LED on your Apple TV starts flashing.

If your Apple TV still won't restart, unplug it from power, then plug it back in. 

Get help if your Apple TV still won't turn on or the LED flashes, but you don't see the video

*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 you’re in a country or region that supports Siri.

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