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

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Learn Apple TV Basics

Now that you’ve completed the basic setup for your Apple TV, it’s time to learn how to handle your Home screen, get introduced to the Built-in Apps (including the App Store app, which you’ll use to download more apps), and find content by Searching with Siri.

Home Screen

Although it’s easy to get around the Apple TV Home screen by swiping on the touchpad, I want to bring to your attention a few subtle aspects of how it works:

  • App shortcuts: At the top of the Home screen, you see the App Shortcuts area. This area changes depending on which app you’ve selected in the next row down on the Home screen (such as TV in Figure 19).

    Figure 19: The top of the Home screen displays app shortcuts for the selected app below, such ...

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