Quickly setting up a new Apple TV using your iPhone | iLounge Tips

Quickly setting up a new Apple TV using your iPhone

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Tips Categories: Apple TV

Expecting a new Apple TV under the tree this Christmas? With the latest Apple TV software you can now set it up in a flash right form your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. All you need is to have a recent device running iOS 7 in close proximity. Plug in the new Apple TV and once the initial setup screen appears, simply unlock your device, enable Bluetooth, and place the iPhone within about a foot or so of your Apple TV.

You’ll see a prompt on the iOS side asking you to enter your Apple ID and password, at which point your iCloud and iTunes login information and Wi-Fi and Home Sharing passwords will be transferred from your iOS device to the Apple TV, saving you the trouble of entering information using the cumbersome on-screen keyboard and Apple Remote.

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Will this work when you have your ATV connected to a hotel TV and to get onto the guest WiFi requires a web browser to confirm access per device?

Posted by Chris on December 11, 2013 at 1:32 PM (PDT)

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