Pair your iOS device or Mac with your Apple TV

Learn how to quickly pair your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac to your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV (4th generation).

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Pair your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with your Apple TV

With just a tap, you can pair your iOS device with your Apple TV so you can use your iOS device as a remote or keyboard. You can also use AirPlay* and screen sharing without having to enter a four-digit pin each time. Here's how:

  1. On your Apple TV, go to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Remote App and Devices.
  2. Unlock your iOS device and bring it close to your Apple TV.
  3. When you see a message on your iOS device that says Pair Apple TV, tap Pair.
  4. On your iOS device, enter the four-digit pin that appears on your TV.
  5. When paired, your iOS device appears under Devices on your Apple TV.

*If you set the security settings for AirPlay on your Apple TV to require a passcode, you need to enter a passcode each time you want to use AirPlay.

Unpair your iOS device from your Apple TV

  1. On your Apple TV, go to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Remote App and Devices.
  2. Under Devices, select the iOS device that you want to unpair.
  3. Choose Unpair Device.

Pair your Mac to your Apple TV

If you’re a developer, you can pair your Mac to your Apple TV so you can use developer features and record screenshots or capture video on Apple TV. Here's how:

  1. Make sure that your Mac and Apple TV are on the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. On your Mac, open Xcode and choose Window > Devices and Simulators.
  3. On your Apple TV, go to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Remote App and Devices.
  4. In the Xcode device manager, select your Apple TV.
  5. Enter the six-digit pin that appears on the Apple TV on your Mac.

Your Apple TV is now paired with your Mac. To unpair your Mac, open Xcode > Device Manager, select your Apple TV, then choose Unpair.

Published Date: Tue Sep 19 14:20:11 GMT 2017