Put your Apple TV in sleep mode

Since there isn't a power button, you can't turn off your Apple TV. Instead, use Sleep mode.

Apple TV (4th generation) Sleep mode

Put your Apple TV in Sleep mode or wake it up

After a period of inactivity, your Apple TV automatically enters Sleep mode. You can also turn on Sleep mode with your remote or from the menu:

  • Apple TV (4th generation): With your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote,* press and hold the Home button for five seconds, 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 any button on your remote or click the Touch surface.

Change how long it takes for your device to enter Sleep mode

If inactive for a while, your Apple TV automatically enters Sleep mode. To change your preferences for Sleep mode, go to Settings > General > Sleep After.

* 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 or region that supports Siri.

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