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Take Control of Apple TV, 2nd Edition by Josh Centers

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Set Up Your Apple TV

The Apple TV is simple to set up; just connect the proper cables and follow the onscreen instructions. But if you own an iOS device running iOS 9.1 or later—an iPhone, iPod, or iPad (except for the iPad 2) you can make that setup even easier by simply turning on your Apple TV and touching it with your device!

In this chapter, I offer advice on what to do if you own an older TV or receiver without HDMI inputs, the best places to buy an HDMI cable, whether to use a wired or wireless internet connection, and the settings you’ll want to look at right away.

Make the Connections

Before you can do anything with the Apple TV, you have to connect it to your television and to your network, as well as to power. Let’s look at the ports ...

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