To turn on Apple TV is one of the most basic operations to do on the device. The process itself is simple, but if you look at the device, you may not find any physical buttons to turn it on. So to turn on the device, you need to use the paired Apple TV remote. The is a common misconception that you can’t turn on the device if the remote isn’t working or is lost. However, it isn’t the case as you can turn on your device with the remote app on your iPhone. The layout of both the app and remote is so similar that you might not feel any difficulty using them. So, the user can use the TV remote app on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to substitute for the original remote. Further in this section, we have guided you through the different ways in which you can power on the Apple TV.

How to Turn On Apple TV with Remote

Turning on an Apple TV 4k or HD is as simple as it sounds. First, you need to use the remote to get the work done. Then, to turn on the device in consideration, you need to press either the Menu or the Home button on your remote.

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How to Turn On the Apple TV Without the Remote

Sometimes, you might come across situations when you have to turn on the device without a remote. i.e., when your Apple TV remote is not working or if you need to change the battery on the Apple remote controller, you shall try out the alternative methods given below.

Unplug TV from Power Source

1. Ensure that your Apple TV is set up and is on the same HDMI input as your Apple TV.

2. Behind the device, you can see a black cable coming out of the device. This connects your device to power.

3. Either plug this cable out of the device or out of the power.

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4. After a few seconds, plug the cable back from where you disconnected it.

5. Now, the Apple logo appears on your screen.

6. Further, you can see that the home screen has launched on your TV screen

How to Turn On Apple TV with iPhone or iPad

As we said previously, an iPhone can be used as a substitute for a Siri remote. The most comfortable part of which is that the remote app is so similar to the actual remote. So, once you start using the iPhone as a remote, you might find it easy to control. To pair the iPhone as a remote, follow these steps.

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1. On your iPhone, open the Settings app.

2. From the menu, choose the Control Center option.

3. Further, choose the Customize Controls option.

4. Next, tap on the More Controls option and then on the Plus icon next to the Apple TV Remote option.

How to Fix Apple TV Won’t Turn On Issue

Sometimes, your TV won’t turn on at all. Here are a few troubleshooting methods to save your day.

1. Restart TV

To restart the Apple TV, you need to unplug it from the power source and plug it back in. The method of the restart is explained in detail in the above section. After you restart, the device turns on, and you can start watching your favorite channels on your TV.

2. Disconnect the HDMI cable

We have the HDMI cable that connects the Apple TV and your TV that passes signals. To refresh the signals, remove the HDMI cable from both devices. Then, after a few seconds, plug the HDMI back into the two devices and establish a connection. If this doesn’t work, try using a different HDMI cable to ensure that the problem isn’t caused by the cable. 

3. Restore Apple TV

If you find that the Apple TV doesn’t power on, you need to Restore it. Once you restore it, all the software problems on the device will be fixed, and the device becomes as good as new.

That was all about powering on the device with and without the Apple TV remote controller and the possible ways to fix the TV won’t turn on issue. We recommend you contact Apple Support if you want to resolve the issue quickly. Check out the guide if you want to know the brief details on how to close apps on Apple TV.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to turn off Apple TV with a remote?

You can press the Home button for about 3 seconds and choose Sleep on the Control Center to turn off 4th generation models. For other models, you need to long-press the Play/Pause button for 5 seconds from the main menu to power off.

How to turn on Apple TV subtitles?

To turn on subtitles, you need to go to Settings >> Accessibility >> Subtitles and Captioning >> Turn on Closed Captions and SDH.

Can Alexa turn on Apple TV?

While Alexa has no direct control over Apple TV, it can still be possible with a compatible Harmony Hub Remote.

How to turn on the Apple TV box?

All you need to turn on the box is to connect it to the power outlet.

Can Siri turn on Apple TV?

Yes, you can ask Siri to power on the Apple TV provided, you have created a Shortcut to find the IP address and a serial number of the Apple TV.