How to Customize Apple TV Home Screen

The Home screen looks so cluttered with plenty of unwanted and disorganized apps! Head over to this complete guide to ideally customize the Home screen of your Apple TV so that it looks pretty neat and those unwanted apps remain away from the sight.

I like to see the Home screen of my device look completely organized. A neat appearance not just appeals to the eyes but also makes navigation a bit easier. There are several ways you can customize the Home screen of your Apple TV to ensure it looks completely streamlined.

Does your digital media player’s screen appear to be in a mess? No problem. With just a bit of work, you can make it look in Apple pie order. Let’s find out how it works!

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How to Customize Apple TV Home Screen

How to Customize Apple TV Home Screen

How to Rearrange Apps On Apple TV

One of the simplest ways you can make the home screen of your Apple TV look neat is by rearranging the apps.

Step #1. Use the Touch surface on the Siri Remote to highlight an app.

Step #2. Now, press and hold until the app starts to jiggle.

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Step #3. Next, you need to swipe to move the app to a new location.

Step #4. Next up, press the Touch surface again to finish.

Note: tvOS also lets you move some of your favorite apps to the top row of the Home screen. When you highlight apps, you may see additional options and shortcuts.

How to Create a Folder for Apps on Apple TV

Why not create folders and put similar apps inside? It will let you instantly access apps of the same kind and also play a significant role in making the screen look in right sync.

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Step #1. Use the touch surface on the Siri Remote to highlight the app.

Step #2. Now, press and hold until the app starts to jiggle.

Step #3. Next, you have to drag the app over another app until a folder appears and then release.

Step #4. Next up, press the Touch surface again get out of jiggle mode.

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Note: tvOS will automatically choose a name for the folder as per the contents when you first create a folder. But you can edit the folder name. To do so, open the folder and swipe up to the name. Then, use the onscreen keyboard or dictation to rename the Folder.

How to Move An App Into a Folder on Apple TV

After you have created a folder, moving apps inside it is pretty simple thanks to Siri Remote.

Step #1. Use the Touch surface on the Siri Remote to select an app.

Step #2. Now, press and hold until the app starts to jiggle.

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Step #3. Next, you need to drag the app to a folder and release.

Step #4. In the end, press the touch surface again to finish.

No longer want some unnecessary apps to clutter the Home screen? Well, you can easily get rid of them. Keep reading…

How to Delete an App from Apple TV

Do note that deleting will remove all the associated app data. Though you can download the purchased app (free ones as well) again free of charge, the data may not be restored.

Step #1. Use the Touch surface to highlight the app you want to delete.

Step #2. Now, press and hold until the app starts to jiggle.

Step #3. Press the Play/Pause button for more options.

Step #4. Next, click on Delete.

How to Hide Apps on Apple TV

There are some apps which you don’t use much. But you don’t want to delete them. All you want is keep them under the wraps.

To do so, highlight the app and then hold down the Touch surface on the Siri remote until the app starts to jiggle. Next, press the Play/Pause button and select Hide.

If you ever want to see the app on the Home screen again, open App Store on your Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation). Then, head over to the Purchased section and download the app again.

Note: On Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation), you will be able to unhide apps from Settings → Main Menu.

How to Change The Appearance Of Apple TV

Depending on your need, you can choose to change the appearance of your TV. If you want to make viewing a bit easier to the eyes, go for the dark color. And if you wish to tone down the brightness, choose the light option.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your Apple TV.

Step #2. Now, click on General.

Step #3. Next, click on Appearance.

Step #4. Next up, you can choose from Light, Dark, or Automatic.

If you select Automatic, the appearance of the screen will automatically shift from Light during daytime hours to Dark during nighttime hours. To know more about it, head over here.

How to Keep Apps and the Home Screen up to Date Across Multiple Apple TVs

In case you have more than one Apple TVs linked with the same iCloud account, you can keep the same appearance and apps for each device. It will let you switch between TVs seamlessly.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your Apple TV.

Step #2. Now, click on AccountsiCloud.

Step #3. Next, turn on One Home Screen.

To find out more about how this feature works, jump over to this post.

That’s done!

Over to you

Hopefully, the screen of your set-top box no longer wears a disorganized look. Do you know any other ways of personalizing the Home screen of the digital media player? Let us know them in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyarhttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

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