Apple TV, blogs and articles about how it works. Blogs

People ask how does Apple TV work?
This is a collection of blogs and articles I have written about the Apple TV, the apps you can install on it and the channels and programmes you can watch. People want information about Apple TV which is surprisingly difficult to find on Apple’s own site.

Being based in the UK I decided to address the Apple TV from a UK and European perspective because often Apple make things available in the US and it takes a long time before they arrive in the UK.

I encourage my readers to ask questions about the Apple TV. If I can’t answer immediately I will research the answer and get back to you, often in the form of a brand new blog post dedicated to answering your specific question – so please challenge me to answer any questions you have about the Apple TV / TVOS.

For completeness I should say I don’t write about Apple TV+ which is the Apple TV Channel rather than the Apple TV Device.

What is Apple TVPlus?

What is Apple TVPlus?

Apple TVPlus or (Apple TV+) is Apples subscription TV Service. It was initially only available on Apple devices but in recent years it is now increasingly supported as a built-in app on modern TV's along with Netflix. Apple TVPlus is more like the Disney or Paramount...

Apple TV How to force quit an app

Apple TV How to force quit an app

Why would I want to force quite an App? This article explains how to close, force quit and restart an app on your Apple TV. This is sometimes necessary if the app becomes unresponsive or develops some other type of bug. Also, while Apple would probably disagree, I...

Apple TV Buyers, set-up how to guide & FAQ.

Apple TV Buyers, set-up how to guide & FAQ.

The best buyers guide, and guide to setting up your new Apple TV and FAQ’s specifically for users in the UK and Europe, where often we don’t get all the services launched in the US straightaway.

How to watch Channel 4 on Demand (4OD) on Apple TV

How to watch Channel 4 on Demand (4OD) on Apple TV

Update: November 28th 2021: Please note, it is no longer possible to Airplay from an iOS device to an Apple TV as the C4 App has been updated to disable this feature.... that said, it isn't necessary now as there is a native Apple TV C4 App which you can install from...

Watching ITV on Apple TV with the ITV App.

Watching ITV on Apple TV with the ITV App.

How to watch ITV on your Apple TV Update: April 2021 I thought I'd post a quick update to show what Apple TV looks like in the UK and in particular what the ITV Hub app looks like. To watch ITV on your Apple TV you need to go into the App Store. This is the big blue...