Before you begin, install the latest version of Apple Configurator on your Mac if you haven't already. Make sure your Apple TV is a 2nd generation or later model and has been updated to software version 5.1 or later. Then, use these steps to install a configuration profile on your Apple TV.
- Connect your Apple TV to AC power and make sure it is powered on.
- Use a Micro-USB cable (sold separately) to connect the Apple TV to a Mac that has Apple Configurator. Open Apple Configurator on your Mac.
If your Apple TV enters recovery mode, disconnect the Apple TV from AC Power and the Micro-USB cable. Then reconnect the power cable and wait for the light to stop flashing. Next, reconnect the Micro-USB cable and follow the steps below.
- After connecting to Apple Configurator, The Apple TV Assistant appears in the Apple Configurator window. If you don't see the Assistant, select it from the Window menu.
- If you want to enroll the Apple TV in a mobile device management (MDM) service, select a profile that has already been imported in Apple Configurator or another enrollment profile on your computer. Otherwise, choose Don't Enroll.
- Choose whether or not to erase the Apple TV and install the latest version of Apple TV software. Important: if you are enrolling the Apple TV in MDM you must choose the option to erase and install the latest version. If you choose Don't Install, skip step 6.
- Choose a name for the Apple TV and set the language and diagnostics preferences. This bypasses the setup screen when the new software is installed.
- Select profiles to install on the Apple TV from the list of profiles already in Apple Configurator, or create or import a new profile to install. Apple TV supports Wi-Fi and Certificate payloads for configuring network access, including proxy and 802.1X settings.
- Your Apple TV must be connected to the Internet for configuration, so if you don't select a Wi-Fi profile you must connect the Apple TV to Ethernet. Starting with Apple TV 6.0, installing a profile with WPA / WPA 2 Enterprise Wi-Fi security no longer requires a temporary Ethernet connection in order to establish the initial 802.1X authentication.
- Review your configuration choices and click Configure to apply them to your Apple TV.
- Follow the prompts in Apple Configurator to restart your Apple TV if necessary.