How to Add Apple TV to Homekit

Apple Originals, award-winning shows, documentaries, kids’ entertainment, comedy, and more are available on the streaming service Apple TV. You can access Apple TV through the Apple TV app, which is already installed on all Apple devices. Launch the app, navigate the Apple TV section, and watch your favourite movies. 

You can also watch Apple TV+ online and on streaming platforms, smart TVs, and AirPlay-enabled TVs by using the Apple l app. Our guide exposes how to set up an Apple TV of the 4th generation to Home app by using an iPhone. 

How to Set Up Apple TV with an iPhone

Apple TV

When using your Siri Remote and the on-screen keyboard, setting up your Apple TV with an iPhone is faster and simpler. The steps to take are as follows:

  • Connect your Apple TV to a power source before attempting to use it, and then connect it to your television.
  • Click the touchpad on the Apple TV remote to pair your remote with the Apple TV.
  • Click the touchpad to select the language you will use on the Apple TV.
  • Click the touchpad to select the location in which you will use the Apple TV, then make your selection.
  • Click Set Up with Device from the Set Up Your Apple TV screen, then click the touchpad to continue.
  • Unlock your iOS smartphone, then place it a short distance from the Apple TV while it is on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • A popup will appear on the display of the iPhone, asking if you want to set up the Apple TV at this time. Click continue.
  • Sign in Apple ID. You can use the keyboard on your iPhone instead of typing in your password on one screen and your username on another. This will sign you into iCloud, the iTunes Store, and the App Store on the Apple TV.
  • You will be prompted to choose whether or not you want to share data with Apple regarding your Apple TV. There is no sharing of personal data here; you can only share performance and bug data. To proceed, select either No Thanks or OK from the menu.
  • The iPhone does not just add your Apple ID and any other accounts to your Apple TV; it also grabs all of your Wi-Fi network data from your phone and adds it to your TV. It finds your network by default and signs into it. 
  • You can use an Ethernet cable to link your Apple TV to your router. Both of these connections are possible.

Complete the Setup Process for Your Apple TV

Follow these steps to complete the setup process for your Apple TV with your Siri Remote.

  • Decide whether or not to activate Location Services. This function isn’t quite as essential as the iPhone, but it offers some valuable extras, like access to local weather forecasts.
  • Enable Siri. Although you can do so, turning off Siri’s features would defeat the purpose of purchasing an Apple TV in the first place.
  • You can utilize Apple’s Aerial screensavers or not.
  • Aerial screensavers have large downloads (about 600 MB each month).
  • You can choose to share diagnostic data with Apple or not. As was mentioned previously, this does not contain any private information. The decision is up to you.
  • You can share the same kind of data with app developers to assist them in improving their apps, or you may choose not to.
  • You must agree to its Terms and Conditions to use the Apple TV.
  • You will be taken back to the home screen, where you can begin downloading apps and enjoying your preferred television shows and movies.

What are the steps To Install Homekit on Apple TV 4K?

Add Apple TV to Home App on iPhone

The steps to install HomeKit on Apple TV 4K are:

  • Launch the Home app on your iOS smartphone to install and configure.
  • Stream HomeKit-enabled cameras remotely or change user permissions to set up automation.
  • It is necessary to have an Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD equipped with the most recent version of tvOS.
  • To become connected to WI-FI and have it powered on, any device you have configured to function as a HUB needs to be kept within the house.
  • It is only compatible with televisions of the 4th generation and later.

How To Install

  • Make sure your Apple ID is secure by enabling two-factor authentication. Ensure that iCloud Keychain is activated on your iOS device by navigating to Settings > [your name] > iCloud and toggling the On switch.
  • Go to Settings > Account on your Apple TV and ensure that you are logged into iCloud using the same login information as your iOS device.
  • After successfully logging in to iCloud, your Apple TV will immediately configure itself as a home hub.
  • You may check to see if your Apple TV is set up to function as a home hub by going to the Settings menu on your device. After that, navigate to Accounts > iCloud and check for the HomeKit.

How To Add HomeKit Accessories in the Home app on iPhone 

HomeKit-enabled accessories come with a QR code and an eight-digit number to use during the device’s first setup. Even if you don’t have the QR code or it isn’t working, you can still add a HomeKit device to an iPhone using only the 8-digit code. Follow the procedures below to perform this action:

  • Launch the “Home” application.
  • Tap the “+” icon at the top of your screen and tap Add accessory.
  • Tap the option that says “I Don’t Have a Code” or “Cannot Scan” if the device does not appear as a nearby one.
  • Click the Enter Code button located under Manual Code.
  • Simply tapping the item will add it to your Homekit configuration.

At this point, your accessory ought to have appeared; press it to add it. After that, you can customise your HomeKit accessory, allowing you to rename it or alter its symbol, among other things. Click on the Next button when you are done.