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How To Authorize Apple TV on a Mac

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Apple TV is an excellent streaming service compared to the other players in town. Apple TV allows access to five computers at a time. The problem is how do you authorize an Apple TV on a Mac?

Quick Answer

Go to your Mac’s Dock and look for Apple TV. Alternatively, you can find it on the Mac’s Launchpad. After opening it, click on the “Account” option on the “App” menu. In the pop-up menu, click the “Authorizations” option. Next, select “Authorize This Computer”. Enter your Apple ID and password. Finally, click “Authorize”.

In this article, I’ll detail the procedure for authorizing an Apple TV on a Mac while exploring related questions.

Set Up Your Apple TV

Apple TV is probably the best streaming option for Apple users after Netflix considering its many perks. For one thing, a single Apple TV can authorize five different computers in the family plan. Regarding the authorizing part, you can pretty quickly set up an Apple TV. Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Go to your Apple Dock and click on the Apple TV app. Alternatively, launch Apple TV from the Launchpad.
  2. Go to the App menu once you are in the app. Click on the “Account” option.
  3. Click on the second option reading “Authorizations”.
  4. Click the first option reading “Authorize This Computer”.
  5. Enter your Apple ID and password. Then, click on the “Authorize” button at the bottom-right of the screen.

It will take a few seconds to process the details. After that, your Mac will be authorized to use Apple TV.

Check Your Apple TV Account Information

If you have lost count of how many PCs you have authorized from your Apple ID or want to change your account information, you can easily access these details from the Apple TV app on your Mac. Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Open the Apple TV app from your Dock or the Launchpad.
  2. On the App menu, select the “View My Account” option.
  3. Sign in to your Apple account.
  4. You will redirect to the “Account Information” tab.

Here, you can access your payment information, billing address, and details of the computers authorized. You can tweak any of these details: change the payment information or deauthorize all devices if you want.

Deauthorize Apple TV on Your Mac

A related problem that might have been pounding on your head is how do you deauthorize the Apple TV on a Mac? Well, deauthorization has roughly the same procedure as authorization. Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. Navigate to the Apple menu at the top of the screen once you are in the app. Click on the “Account” option.
  3. Click on the second option reading “Authorizations”.
  4. Click on the first option reading “Deauthorize this Computer”.
  5. Enter your Apple ID and password in this tab, and click the “Deauthorize” button.

It will take a few moments, and then Apple TV will deauthorize your account on your Mac. You can go back and forth between authorization and deauthorization in the same way.


In short, you can authorize or deauthorize your Apple TV on your Mac in a few straightforward steps: Open the Apple TV App. In the menu, follow: “Account” > “Authorizations” > “Authorize/Deauthorize this Computer”. After that, sign into your account. And you are done! Also, you can access and change your Account information in “Account”> “View My Account”.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Apple TV on my Windows PC?

Yep! You can stream Apple TV on Windows, Mac, or Android. Go to the Apple TV website on Chrome or Firefox browser, sign in, and you are good to stream. Also, you can install the iTunes app from the Microsoft Store and stream Apple TV from there.

Can I watch Apple TV on someone else’s computer?

Yep! You can authorize access to your Apple TV to five other PCs. To do this, you can simply navigate to the Apple TV website or app on the other computer and enter your sign-in using your Apple ID and password. Also, you can stream the content on your Apple TV on other devices by utilizing the Home Sharing feature.

Can you use Apple TV without Apple ID?

Nope. You can’t stream Apple TV without signing in using an Apple ID. However, it isn’t necessary to have an Apple device to get an Apple ID. You can get an Apple ID from here. Also, you can cast Apple TV on any device (PC, iPhone, iPad, etc.) without using your Apple ID by using the Home Sharing feature.

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