How to Set Up Multiple User Accounts on Apple TV

With Apple TV multiple accounts, you can use your home devices to add Apple TV profiles and share content with family and friends. Setting it up can take some time, but it's a simple process.

Apple TV lets families and friends customize their own watching experience. With Apple TV multiple accounts, you can convert your home theater into a multi-user experience. This helps keep a separate watching history for each user, to allow for personalized recommendations and billing. A few easy steps is all it takes to provide each household member with their own Apple TV profile.

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How to Add Apple TV Users from Your Device Settings

With the Apple TV device settings, you can add multiple users to a single device. Here are the steps to set up a multi-user Apple TV:

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  1. Turn on your Apple TV using your Siri Remote Control.
  2. Press the Menu button.
  3. Scroll down to find the Settings icon and click on it.

    Tap on Settings
     
  4. Scroll down and select Users and Accounts.

    Select Users and Accounts
     
  5. Select Add New User.

    Select Add New User
     
  6. Confirm that you only want to add the user to this Apple TV by clicking on Add User to This Apple TV.

    Select Add User to This Apple ID
     
  7. If this is a new user, click on Enter New.

    If this is a new user, select Enter New
     
  8. Enter the email address associated with the Apple ID of the new user, and select Continue.

    Enter the email address associated with the Apple ID of the new user, and select Continue.
     
  9. Once your guest has accepted the invitation, Apple will give them a code. Enter this code to complete the setup.

    Have new user enter passcode that they received

How to Add Apple TV Multiple Users from the Home App

If you have more than one Apple TV at home and want to add multiple users to your network, the Home App is the easiest way to go. There are a few easy steps to set it up:

  1. Turn on your Apple TV device with your Siri Remote Control.
  2. From your iPhone or iPad, open the Home app.
  3. Tap on the Home icon at the upper-left corner of the screen.

    Open the Home appTap on the Home icon at the top left of the screen
     
  4. Select Home Settings from the drop-down menu.

    Select Home Settings
     
  5. Tap on Invite People.
  6. Enter the email address associated with the Apple ID of the new user, and tap Send Invite.

    Tap Invite PeopleEnter the email address associated with the Apple ID of the new user

Once your guest accepts the invitation, their profile will appear on your Home app.

How to Switch Between Apple TV Users

With Apple TV, there are two easy ways to switch from one user account to another.

To Switch Apple TV Users through the Siri Remote Control Menu Button:

  1. In Settings, choose Users and Accounts.

    Select Users and Accounts
     
  2. Select Current User from your Siri Remote Control.

    Select Current User
     
  3. On the Switch to User screen, choose the profile you want for this session.

    Choose the profile you want to use

To Switch Users from the Control Center:

  1. Press and hold the Home button on your Siri Remote Control.
  2. On the touch pad of your remote, select the account you want to activate. You’ll see a check mark next to the account name selected.

    Select the account you want to activate

By setting up and switching between multiple Apple TV user accounts, your family members can easily switch to their own accounts and easily enjoy a personalized experience each time they watch TV.

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Erin Smith

Erin Smith is a Feature Writer for iPhone Life and has been a writer, editor, and researcher for many years. She has a degree in communication with an emphasis on psychology and communication, and has spent many of her professional years as a coach in various business and specialty fields. Erin officially joined the ranks of iPhone and Apple users everywhere around seven years ago, and has since enjoyed the unique and customized feel of Apple technology and its many gadgets. When she’s not working, Erin and her son enjoy outdoor adventures, camping, and spending time with their eclectic collection of pets.