Apple TV

Need to change the Wi-Fi network that your Apple TV is connected to in your home? You can do so with little effort.

When I first moved into my house, my neighbor was generous enough to let me piggyback his Wi-Fi network until I was able to get mine hooked up. Even after I had set up my own internet connection, however, my Apple TV would occasionally switch back to my neighbor's, which caused problems with AirPlay and Home Sharing. I had to teach the Apple TV to forget his network and switch back over to my own. Here's how to do it.

How to change the Wi-Fi network for your Apple TV

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select Network.

    Opening the Settings app on Apple TV

  3. Select Wi-Fi.
  4. Wait for nearby networks to appear.
  5. Select a Wi-fi network.

    Selecting Wi-Fi on Apple TV

  6. Enter the password associated with the network.
  7. Select Done.
  8. Select OK.

    Entering your Password on Apple TV

How to manually enter a network on your Apple TV

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select Network.

    Opening the Settings app on Apple TV

  3. Select Wi-Fi.
  4. Wait for nearby networks to appear.
  5. Select Other.

    Selecting Other for manual Wi-Fi setup

  6. Enter the name of the Wi-Fi network you want to join.
  7. Select Done.
  8. Enter the password associated with the network.
  9. Select Done.
  10. Select OK.

    Entering password for manual wi-fi setup on Apple TV

How to forget a network on your Apple TV

If you have access to a network that you don't want Apple TV to log into, you have your device forget it entirely.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select Network.

    Opening the Settings app on Apple TV

  3. Select Wi-Fi.
  4. Select the network you wish to forget.
  5. Select Forget Network.

    Forgetting a wi-fi network on apple tv

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