Apple TV Tips and Tricks

How to set your Apple TV to automatically turn your television on

How to set your Apple TV to automatically turn your television on

Do remember those TVs that didn’t have remotes with them; and you had to get up every time just to change the channel? Pretty annoying. But nowadays the issue is having too many remotes. So, if you have an Apple TV remote, your cable box remote, and your TV remote, that’s a lot of remotes and inputs to keep switching. 

How to install tvOS beta on your Apple TV 4

How to install tvOS beta on your Apple TV 4

Apple seeded tvOS 9.2 beta for the fourth generation Apple TV few days back, which comes with some nice new features to the stock system that shipped out with the devices. We reviewed some of the new tvOS 9.2 features, which includes a revamped app switcher, the addition of folders, new supported languages for Siri, and more. If you want to check out these new features we are going to show you how to install tvOS beta on your Apple TV.

12 Tips and tricks for mastering your new Apple TV

12 Tips and tricks for mastering your new Apple TV

The Holiday Season is just over and many of us have come into some pretty great gifts during this time. The 4th Generation Apple TV is a great gift to have come across. The newest version offers a 32 or 64 GB hard drive that can be filled with popular apps like HBO GO, Netflix, Hulu and so on. And this time around, owners can download a bunch of apps like the addictive Crossy Road from the App Store. But what else can you do with your brand new device? Take a look at our nice list of Apple TV tips and tricks.

How to pair your iPhone or iPad to the new Apple TV with Remote app

How to pair your iPhone or iPad to the new Apple TV with Remote app

Apple is famously known for creating a network of devices that benefit from one another working together. Steve Jobs pushed his team to create products that easily connected to one another, adding value to owning multiple Apple devices. So, if when I purchased the new Apple TV 4, I knew that my other Apple devices would play a big role in how I used my Apple TV. 

How to restart or put your Apple TV into sleep mode

How to restart or put your Apple TV into sleep mode

Apple TV 4 is one of my favorite Apple purchases. I’ve already covered some of the basics for using the device and its new Siri Remote. But while it is super easy to just leave the device running until it turns off automatically, you can manually put the device into sleep mode. You can also restart the device should you run into any issues. 

How to use iCloud Photos as your Apple TV’s screen saver

How to use iCloud Photos as your Apple TV’s screen saver

The iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. That means that iPhone owners take pictures with their phone time and time again, saving these images to their devices or their iCloud storage to be accessed and shared later. Apple TV owners can share these same images on the big screen through a screensaver or slideshow using their iCloud account. 

How to use photos from your computer as Apple TV screen saver

How to use photos from your computer as Apple TV screen saver

The new, 4th Generation Apple TV introduced the new aerial view screen savers which span across major world cities and produce super-high-quality live images taken from a fancy drone. These images are really stunning to look at, but can get old after some time. Plus, if you have great photos from your last trip on your computer, it’s always cool to add a more personal, homey touch to your Apple TV. You have always been able to stream photos from My Photos or via your iCloud photos, but fewer people know that they can stream photos from any folder on their computer with Home Sharing enabled.

How to change the DNS server on your Apple TV

How to change the DNS server on your Apple TV

While the video below dates back to 1994, most people still don’t really know how the internet works. When you say things like HTTPS, CDN or DNS, most people don’t know or don’t care what those acronyms stand for. Just as long as they can get to iPhoneHacks.com when they type it in their search bar, everything is good. But in order for your service provider to find iPhoneHacks.com out of all the other websites in the world, it uses a DNS (Domain Name System) to translate the IP address of our site into easy to consume alphabetized characters. 

Tips to improve Apple Watch battery life

Tips to improve Apple Watch battery life

Apple designed the Watch with a battery that provides sufficient power to make it through a typical day under normal usage. The company estimates most people will get 18 hours of battery life as long as they don’t stress the Apple Watch with long workouts or lengthy phone conversations. If you need to get more juice out of your Watch, then read on for a handful of tips that’ll help extend your battery’s performance.

Redditors compile impressive list of Apple TV tips and tricks

Redditors compile impressive list of Apple TV tips and tricks

It all started with a simple post on Reddit about an Apple TV that was Christmas gift. Started by DeepWoods, the thread asked for some “cool tips” for the Apple TV. A mere three days later and the post now has one of the most comprehensive tips and tricks for the Apple set-top box that I have seen.