Add, Remove or Switch Between User Profiles on Apple TV

Written By Dhvanesh Reviewed By Apple TV How-to 5 Min Read

Apple TV by far is the ultimate source of entertainment and is improving with every new generation of tvOS. Nonetheless, tvOS 13 offers multi-account support where you can add multiple user profiles to your Apple TV, and easily switch between them. Before tvOS 13, users were able to add more than one account with family sharing support for App Store purchases. But it has nothing to do with what they watch.

However, with tvOS 13, each user gets a personalized entertainment experience. When you switch to a particular user profile, Apple TV will load the Up Next lists and recommendations for movies and TV shows according to your taste. Moreover, now it is super simple to switch between profiles with the refurbished control center. Follow along, and we’ll dive deeper into this to see how it works.

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How to Add Multiple Apple ID Accounts on Apple TV

For adding multiple accounts on Apple TV, each user must have to sign in with their Apple ID.

Step #1. Open Settings on your Apple TV

Step #2. Next up, click on Users & AccountsAdd New Users.

Step #3. Now, enter the additional Apple ID; username and password

Once done, the new user will be added to your Apple TV, you can add as many users you want, by repeating the above steps.

How to Switch Between Multiple User Profiles in tvOS

Apple TV automatically sets the newly added user as the current user; you can switch back to your profile in two ways. We’ve covered both of them below.

Using Settings App to Switch between users on Apple TV

To Switch user accounts in the Settings App :

Step #1. Open Settings from the Home screen.

Step #2. Click on Users & AccountsCurrent User.

Step #3. Lastly, select the account you’d like to use.

The account you just selected will be set as the current account, furthermore, Apple TV will load the unique Up Next lists, and personal recommendations according to the user’s taste.

Use Control Center to Switch between users on Apple TV

If you don’t want to bother around the Settings to change the current user, you can quickly do that with all new control center in tvOS 13. Here’s how.

Step #1. Press and Hold the Home button on your Siri Remote, to launch control center.

Step #2. Now, you’ll see the list of profiles registered with Apple TV. Navigate to the profile you’d like to switch to and click on it.

How to Remove User Profile from Apple TV

Deleting a user from Apple TV is fairly simple, follow the steps below.

Step #1. Open Settings → Head over to Users & Accounts.

Step #2. Next up, click on Current user and select the profile you’d like to delete.

Step #3. Now, back to the previous screen, click on your account under the user’s section.

Step #4. Next, click Remove user from Apple TV from the very bottom.

Step #5. Finally, click Remove to confirm.

Wrapping Up…

That is it! Now that you know how to add, remove, or switch between different users, make your own personal profile on the Apple TV and enjoy your own personalized content.

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