How to hide channels on your Apple TV main menu

How to hide channels on your Apple TV right from the main menu

The Apple TV interface is overflowing with channel icons and it can make finding your favorites, the ones you actually want to watch, into a chore. So, what if you want Netflix and HBO Go but not NBA or MLB, or vice versa? Easy! You can hide channel icons right from the main menu, or toggle them on or off right from settings!

How to hide channels on your Apple TV right from the main menu

  1. Go to the icon you want to hide on your Apple TV and hold down the Select button on your remote.
  2. Once it starts jiggling, let go of the Select button and now press Play/Pause.
  3. From the popup menu, choose Hide This Item.

How to hide or unhide channels on your Apple TV from within Settings

  1. From the main menu of your Apple TV, click on Settings.
  2. Now click on Main Menu.
  3. Click on the channels you want to hide in order to toggle them.

Have you hidden any channels on your Apple TV? Let me know, and let me know which ones!

How to get more help with your Apple TV

If you need any additional help or have specific questions check out our Apple TV Forum!

Allyson Kazmucha

Help and how to editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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How to hide channels on your Apple TV main menu

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Wow. I've had an Apple TV for as long as I can remember. I didn't even know the icons had a drop down menu of there own from the home screen. Thanks for the tip!

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you should let readers know what iOS version they need to be on, this will not work for many users, lots who are running older versions due to jailbreaking will not be able to do this