How to Reset an Apple TV

By Abby Vaun

The second generation Apple TV digital receiver streams digital content such as YouTube videos, your iTunes purchases and Netflix streaming movies directly to your television. Occasionally during playback, the picture might freeze or possibly go blank. If this occurs, reset your Apple TV receiver using your Apple remote. This process works with both white and silver remotes.

Step 1

Press and hold the "Menu" and the down arrow buttons on your Apple remote simultaneously.

Step 2

Hold both buttons for about six seconds.

Step 3

Release both buttons when the LED light flashes on the Apple TV.

Tips & Warnings

  • To reset your Apple TV without a remote, unplug the device for 30 seconds and plug it back in.