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Does your Apple TV turn itself on? Here’s what you can do to fix it

Apple TV (2015), análisis: la revolución será televisada.

Some users are reporting a strange problem with their fourth-generation Apple TV. Apparently, the device turns on without the user’s request and at random. The problem is exacerbated because, as we know, Apple TV makes use of the HDMI-CEC connection that allows the TV to be turned on at the same time by simply activating Apple’s set-top-box . This adds to the inconvenience of having the TV light up when you least expect it. Let’s see the possible causes and how to solve it.

Does your Apple TV turn itself on? Here’s what you can do to fix it
Does your Apple TV turn itself on? Here’s what you can do to fix it

Although the problem is related to the recent update to tvOS 10.2, the truth is that similar cases have been seen several months ago. A quick visit to Apple’s support forums shows this. A recent post, in which the user relates it to the tvOS 10.2 update, states that it has to do with AirPlay.

Apparently, those suffering from this problem receive an error message that says “This AirPlay connection requires iOS 7.1 or higher on an iPhone, iPad, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or higher and the latest version of iTunes. If you are receiving this warning, it is clear that the problem is in AirPlay . Please try the following:

  • Make sure one of your devices is not attempting to play content through AirPlay.
  • This may also be the case with NAS that share content on the local network.
  • Check an Android device for Plex or similar apps that try to connect to your Apple TV. To test it, delete the Android app on that device.
  • Change the name of your Apple TV in General Settings

The drastic solution to this problem, if you can’t identify the source that is trying to make AirPlay, is to disable this functionality from the Apple TV settings> AirPlay. Please note that it is possible to connect to an Apple TV via a Bluetooth connection as well. This is of course a very annoying error that Apple should fix in a future update. Hopefully it won’t take too long.

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