Choose a dark or light background for your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV (4th generation)

Learn how to change the appearance of backgrounds and menus on your Apple TV.

To change the background Appearance for your Apple TV Home screen and menus, go to Settings > General > Appearance. Then choose from the following three options:

  • Automatic: Use this setting to let your Apple TV automatically change the background appearance based on the time of day. For example, Apple TV will change the background from light to dark at sunset. And at sunrise, Apple TV will change the background from dark to light.
  • Light background:
  • Dark background:

A 3rd-party app's background appearance depends on the app developer and might differ from the Appearance you choose in your Apple TV Settings menu. 

Published Date: