Apple TV is a media player that allows you to watch movies, TV shows, and other content. You can watch content from Apple TV Channels, Apple TV originals, the iTunes store, and other services. You can buy and rent movies on the Apple TV app, as well as stream content from genres such as Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller, Mystery, and others. Apple TV is available on a variety of platforms, including Mac, iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung TV, LG TV, Apple TV, and others. It is possible to uninstall Apple TV from your Mac. However, you should be aware that the way you delete files on a Mac differs significantly from how you delete files on a Windows computer. This guide will show you how to remove Apple TV from your Mac.

How to Delete Apple TV from Mac

To delete the Apple TV app on Mac, you can use any of the methods mentioned below:

  • Delete Apple TV From Mac Using the Bin
  • Uninstall Apple TV From Mac Using the Finder
  • Remove Apple TV From Mac Using Launchpad
  • Delete Apple TV From Mac Using Uninstall Software/Thrid-party Apps

Prerequisite

You must ensure that Apple TV is not running before attempting any of the methods listed below. In addition, you must log in to Mac with the administrator account.

1. Turn on your Mac device and select Finder on the home screen.

2. Select Applications and click on Utilities.

Select Applications - How to Delete Apple TV on Mac

3. Click on Activity Monitor and from the list of apps search for Apple TV.

Note: If there is no Apple TV app, then skip this process.

Choose Apple TV

4. If you find the app, select the Apple TV app and click on Quit.

5. Select Force Quit to stop any running process of the app.

Related: How to Close Apps on Apple TV

How to Delete Apple TV from Mac using the Bin

1. Launch your Mac device and on the home screen click on Finder.

2. Click on Applications and click on Search on the top right side of the screen.

Note: You can also go to the Menu bar and select Go > Applications

3. Type Apple TV and choose the app.

4. Drag and drop the app in the Trash icon on the dock.

Note: Alternatively, select the Apple TV app and press Cmd + Del to move the file to Trash.

5. Right-click on the Trash icon and click on Empty Trash to uninstall the app.

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How to Uninstall Apple TV from Mac using the Finder

1. On the home screen, select Finder which is on the dock.

2. Click on Applications and search for Apple TV.

3. Select the app and drag and drop the file on Trash.

4. Go back to the home screen and select Finder on the menu bar.

5. Click on Empty Bin to delete the app.

Note: Using the Finder methods to delete apps will leave behind some of the associated files.

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How to Remove Apple TV From Mac Using Launchpad

1. Open Launchpad from the dock.

2. Find the Apple TV app from the list of available apps.

3. Hold down the Option key until an X button appears on the app.

4. Select the X button to delete Apple TV from Mac.

5. Click on Delete to delete the app.

Note: By using Launchpad you can only delete apps that you have installed using App Store and it will also leave behind some associated files when deleting the app.

Select Delete

How to Delete Apple TV from Mac using Uninstaller

When installing apps on Mac, some applications come with their own uninstallers. You can use this uninstaller to easily uninstall the app from Mac. This will also delete all the associated files like libraries, extended functions, and more.

1. Locate and open the Apple TV installation file.

2. Click on the uninstaller file in the package.

3. Finish the uninstalling process with the help of on-screen instructions.

How to Delete Apple TV from Mac using Third-party Apps

Mac allows you to Uninstall/Delete apps using third-party apps. You can use apps like CleanMyMac X and MacRemover to uninstall apps from Mac.

How to Delete Apple TV Associated Files

If you deleted Apple TV using Launchpad or Finder, there is a chance that some associated files were left behind. Although these files do not take up much space, if you continue to uninstall other apps, the associated files will be left behind, taking up disc space. Therefore, deleting these related files will benefit you more than harm. To clean these files, follow the steps below.

1. Open Finder and click Go from the Menu bar.

Select Go to Folder

2. Select Go to Folder and enter the path of the library as ~/Library and click on Go.

Select Go

3. Now, you need to search for Apple TV in the locations given below:

  • /Library
  • /Library/Caches (To delete Cache Files)
  • /Library/Application Support (To delete Support files)
  • /Library/Preferences (To delete Preference Files)
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons (To delete Launch Files)
  • /Library/LaunchAgents (To delete Agents Files)
  • /Library/StartupItems (To delete StartupItems Files)
  • /Library/PreferencePanes (To delete PreferencePanes Files)

4. Right-click on the Apple TV files and select Move to Trash.

You can use the above methods to remove Apple TV from your Mac without leaving any associated files. For convenience, you can even use third-party apps to delete Apple TV from your Mac device.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to remove Apple TV from Mac dock?

You can remote Apple TV for Mac dock by dragging the app out of the dock until the Remove option is shown. Then release the Apple TV app and it will be removed from the Mac dock.

How do I delete Apple TV from my Mac?

You can delete Apple TV from your Mac device using Launchpad, Finder, or the Bin.