Installing TrilbyTV Player on Apple TV

TrilbyTV Player for Apple TV  (4th Gen and later) offers the same easy-to-use interface all our Players have, enabling you to easily turn any HDTV into a signage tool. Since Apple TV can also be used in the classroom, it makes it a nice tool to showcase your own student work to the whole class.

Before installing

We suggest you reset your Apple TV to factory settings to ensure all memory and downloads are cleared. For example if you have used aerial screensavers in the past these files remain on your device and will take up caching space that TrilbyTV will use.


After connecting your Apple TV turn it on by pressing any button on the remote control. Once you see the home screen and are connected to Wifi or a wired network, navigate to the App Store icon and select it. Then using the menu at the top of the screen, go to Search. Enter TrilbyTV in the search box.

Once the App Store page is shown, select the Install button and the app will install. Press the square button on the remote to return to the home screen and then scroll to the TrilbyTV Player app.


Note down the Player code on the screen and enter this into the dashboard to connect.

Single App Mode

If you operate a Mobile Device Management Server (such as Apple's macOS Server or Jamf etc) you can enrol your Apple TV into your MDM and enable it to operate in Single-App Mode, which locks the device into a single app. (See related article below.) Once enrolled, use your MDM to enable Single App Mode for TrilbyTV Player. Once turned on, when your device starts up, it will automatically launch TrilbyTV Player. If you're using Player Dashboard, your content will start playing after the app has launched.

The video below shows Apple TV being configured by Jamf to run in Single App mode.

Recommended Settings

To make the use of an Apple TV even simpler, we recommend adjusting the Sleep setting to Never. To change your preferences for Sleep mode, go to Settings > General > Sleep After. You should also ensure you disable any power saving or sleep mode in your TV's settings menu.

We also recommend changing the screensaver settings as keeping this enabled can cause the AppleTV to download its Aerial screensavers, using up storage space on your device. Go to Settings > General > Screen Saver. Change Screen Saver Type from 'Aerial' to another option, such as 'Apple Photos'. This will result in much less content being downloaded by Apple TV in the background.

Installing Updates

Updates to the TrilbyTV Player app for Apple TV won't install automatically while TrilbyTV is actively playing. You may occasionally need to restart the device to trigger updates to install, or open the App Store app and manually update the Player app to get the latest features and bug fixes.

Content Support

Some TrilbyTV Player device platforms have limited content support. Please see our Player Content Support article for more information.

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