3 manipulations to determine if you opt for a Freebox with Apple TV 4K

3 manipulations to determine if you opt for a Freebox with Apple TV 4K

After receiving your Freebox and Apple TV 4K, you need to install it. Univers Freebox offers you a summary of the important steps to use your new player.

Since last summer, it has been possible to opt for an Apple TV 4K instead of a Freebox player, both as the main player for Freebox Delta and Pop subscribers and as a second TV box. For a direct purchase when subscribing to a Free offer, it costs €2.99/month for 48 months (€143.52 in total) and as part of the secondary player purchase, count €6.99/month for 24 months or €167.76 in total.

A player that offers a relatively popular image and sound quality, with a complete application store and all the calmness of Apple for its navigation. However, for optimal use, it must be configured, together with the remote control and ensure that it is updated. Univers Freebox offers you three small instructions to ensure that your Apple TV launches in good conditions.

Configure your Apple TV 4K

First step, configuration. Before you start, make sure you know the name of your WiFi network (and its password, if it’s password protected). If you are using a wired network, use an Ethernet cable to connect your Apple TV, if you are afraid, for example, very weak coverage in the room where your decoder is located. Connect your TV and box using an HDMI cable and turn on your devices, then select the HDMI input connected to your Apple TV.

A list of instructions will then appear, including setting up your Internet connection and authenticating a sign-on. The latter can be very useful when using Oqee, so we advise you to choose Free in the list of television providers. If you forgot during the setup, it can be done directly from the Apple TV settings tab in the “Users and Accounts” section, TV Provider section.

If you have an iPhone or iPad, just transfer all this information directly from your device. When the configuration screen onApple TV appears, turn on your iOS or iPadOS device and verify that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are turned on. Place your device near theApple TV and follow the instructions displayed on the iOS or iPadOS device and onApple TV.

Connect the remote control

A manipulation that can be useful, not only during your first installation of Apple TV 4K but also in the event of unexpected desynchronization. Two methods are possible and if this is your first use, remember to first remove the plastic tab at the level of the battery compartment.

You can place your remote next to your Apple TV once it’s plugged in and press any button. However, if this first method does not work, it is necessary to opt for the pairing mode. To do this, simultaneously press the menu and + buttons on your remote control for 5 seconds? If the pairing is successful, you will see a message appear on your TV.

Update your Apple TV 4K

In addition to the upcoming arrival of tvOS 16, this manipulation may also be of interest to those who have experienced problems browsing their player. To do this, you can do the updates yourself or activate automatic updates.

For those who want to maintain control of their device, it is possible to perform the update manually. Then go to the settings section of your Apple TV, then go to the “System” section. You will see a “Software update” section, then the opportunity to perform the update, if it is available.

Click download and install, then wait for your Apple TV to download the update. Be sure not to disconnect or unplug your Apple TV until the update is complete. After the update is downloaded, your Apple TV will restart, prepare for the update, and install it. When the update is complete, your Apple TV will automatically restart.

If you don’t want to update every time a new version is announced, but prefer to let your device update itself, just go to the same section as before, then click “Update automatically”.

Some additional tips:

  • If you can’t update your Apple TV, make sure it’s connected to a Wi-Fi or Ethernet network.
  • If the update progress bar appears to be gone or not progressing, do not unplug your Apple TV. Wait for the update to complete. If the problem persists for more than an hour, contact Apple Support before restarting or unplugging your Apple TV.
  • If there is a problem during the update, you may be prompted to clear all settings or start over. First, try restarting your device. If the same message appears on restart, select another option.
  • Finally, if a warning symbol appears on your Apple TV, contact Apple Support.

This article was taken from the Univers FreeBox website

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