If your Apple TV Paramount Plus is not working and Paramount Plus is Buffering on Apple TV, first check that your internet connection is fast enough to provide for streaming through Paramount Plus. If you have an ad blocker, make sure it is disabled as Paramount Plus is ad supported.
If your Apple TV sound isn’t working, confirm that your TV is updated with the most recent software, try switching the HDMI cord to a different audio output port, replace the HDMI cable with a higher quality cable, and change the Audio Format within the TV.
Firmware bugs are the main cause for the Spectrum TV app not working on an Apple TV. Therefore, you should keep the app up to date. Poor internet connection, insufficient space, or using the app away from home can also cause problems. Spectrum does not work on 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TVs.
Apple TV’s HBO Max app usually does not work because of out of date software. It can also fail due to network issues, an overloaded cache, disconnected servers, password issues or settings that need to be changed. The HBO Max app also is not available on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation of Apple TVs.
The Apple TV Disney Plus app may not work if the cache is full, you have outdated firmware, the Disney servers are down, you have poor WiFi, the Apple TV is too old or the audio/video settings need to be adjusted. Restarting/resetting the Apple TV, Disney Plus or modem/router should fix most issues.
The Apple TV’s YouTube app may not work if your WiFi is down/slow, there are firmware bugs, there are too many apps open, the cache is too full, your Apple TV is too old or the audio settings are unsuitable. Updating or resetting the Apple TV, YouTube app or modem/router solves most of these issues.
There are a few fixes to implement and it requires trial and error until one of them resolves the issue. Perform a restart on your Apple TV by putting it to sleep, and unplugging it at the wall. Then ensure the Apple TV has a stable internet connection. Finally, the app may need to be reinstalled.
If your Apple TV movies have no sound, no audio, or the volume is not working, check first to make sure that your TV has not been accidentally muted. Once this has been confirmed, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Video and Audio’ > ‘Audio Format’ > ‘Change Format’ > ‘On.’
To reset Amazon Prime Video press the ‘screen button’ twice on your Apple TV remote. After that it will change the screen and will show a carousel with the apps that you have open. From there navigate to the Prime Video app using the touch screen on your Apple TV remote. Then swipe up to close it.
Netflix will not work on the Apple TV if either of these is out of date, your log-in doesn’t work, the app has frozen, the network connection is disrupted, or the Netflix servers are down. These issues are generally fixed by restarting or resetting your Apple TV, modem/router and/or Netflix app.
If your Apple TV is asking for a password when using AirPlay, this is likely happening because a new update has just occurred. When a new update automatically installs on your Apple TV, it may require you to enter one password to verify the secondary device that you are using for AirPlay. Simply take the device you are trying to connect to AirPlay and input the password that shows up onscreen.
If your Apple TV is asking for a code if this is your first time logging in, simply go to another one of your Apple devices such as an iPad or iPhone and click the notification that should be clicked to receive the code. If it is asking for a code randomly, you may need to disable the two-factor authentication which can be found in the previous section “Apple TV Keeps Asking for Log In.”
To reset the blinking light on your Apple TV, you will open the Settings on your Apple TV then go to System > Reset > then select Reset which will restore your Apple TV back to its factory settings. By taking these steps, your Apple TV should reset, which will cause the blinking light to stop.
If your Apple TV mirroring feature is experiencing video lag, the most common problem is a weak WiFi signal. For the most effective solution, you can plug your Apple TV directly into your router by using an Ethernet cable. This helps to stabilize your connection and oftentimes helps to decrease any interference that your WiFi was previously experiencing, which relayed into a lagged video.
An Apple TV movie rental will only work on two devices at a time. One device can download it, and another device can stream it. If the rental is in use by more than 2 devices at the same time it won’t play on a third device, according to the official Apple support page.
As a general rule, to ensure your Apple TV buffers at the right speed and your movie, TV show, or TV channel plays uninterrupted you need to maximize your internet speed. When the internet is too slow it won’t buffer fast enough, and it will appear on your Apple TV that it’s not buffering.
If your Apple TV app isn’t working on your Samsung TV, firmware updates may be causing the problem. The Apple TV app is also only available on certain Samsung TVs, so if you have an older model, the app won’t load. However, there are workarounds, such as using an Apple TV box, Playstation, or Xbox.
If your Apple TV remote won’t pair or connect, first check to make sure that the distance between your router and your Apple TV is close enough to ensure a strong signal. If the distance is too far, your remote control will have difficulty finding the signal which will cause it to not pair or connect as it should.
If your Apple TV is not connecting to the internet via WiFi, always be sure that you are entering the correct WiFi password for your individual network. You can also check to see if the router you have is using MAC address filtering. If this is enabled, on your Apple TV go to Settings > General > About and get the Apple TV’s MAC address. Once you have this address, you will add it to your router’s list.
Android version 9 has lost the ability to utilize this feature, and currently, there is no workaround, so some Sony TVs have lost this capability. What you will need to do if you would like this feature before Sony releases a fix is to roll back your Android version on your TV to a version that supports this feature.
Some devices will send a signal in error, causing your TV to keep switching. The ability to turn the automatic HDMI switching has been coded in recent Samsung firmware, and you are able to activate it with your remote. Point your remote at your Samsung TV and input the code, which is: mute – 7 – 2 – 9 – exit. This should solve your problem.
If your iPhone will not disconnect from your Apple TV, you can try a quick fix that should be able to disconnect your iPhone from the TV. You will first turn off your iPhone and allow it to completely shut down. Once the screen is totally black, turn your phone back on and try again to ensure AirPlay to connect back to your TV. Once it has connected, turn your iPhone off again which should disconnect the device.