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Apple TV now offers over 50 channels of unique content and that number continues to grow.

All these options mean pages of icons and that translates into a navigation nightmare.

With two simple tips… you can change that.

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Moving Apple TV Icons

Apple TV icons can be moved in a process similar to that used on the iPhone or iPad.

Before attempting these steps go to the Main Menu>Settings>General>Software and make sure your Apple TV software  is up to date.

To move an icon:

  • Use the Apple TV remote to select the icon you want to move.
  • Hold down the select button on the remote.
  • The icon will start to jiggle.
  • Use the remote direction controls to move the icon to a new position.
  • Press select again to finish.

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Using this method you can probably move most of your favorite channels onto the first screen.

Note that key icons in the first row cannot be moved, i.e: Movies, TV Shows, Music, Computers and Settings.

Hide Apple TV Icons You Don’t Use

Icons can be hidden using the Apple Remote or using the Settings menu.

Note that if Restrictions are on, you may need to enter a 4 digit passcode to complete these steps.

To hide icons using the Apple Remote:

  • Select the icon you want to hide.
  • Hold down the select button on the remote.
  • The icon will start to jiggle.
  • Press the Play/Pause button and you will be presented with more options.
  • Choose Hide This Item.

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To hide using the Settings menu:

  • From the Main Menu screen go to Settings > Main Menu.
  • Select the channel you wish to hide.
  • Select Hide from the options.

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To unhide icons:

  • From the Main Menu screen go to Settings > Main Menu.
  • Select the channel you wish to unhide.
  • Select Show from the options.

Pretty simple… but it’ll make your Apple TV a little easier to use.

Have a fun weekend 🙂

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