Are you having trouble downloading apps on your Apple TV?
I know, it sucks when you’re trying to install new apps, but your Apple TV has other ideas.
This is a known issue and can be really annoying when it happens, but you’ve come to the right place for answers. In this article, you’ll learn different ways to solve the problem.
If you can’t download apps on your Apple TV, chances are your restrictions are enabled, your device’s storage space is full, or you have a bad Internet connection.
Don’t worry, though. Try the following 7 fixes to get rid of download issues on your Apple TV:
Keep reading to fix this problem!
Despite the best efforts to keep things running smoothly, network issues can still happen. They’re very common and may be the reason you can’t download apps on your Apple TV.
Before you call your Internet provider, try restarting your modem and router. By doing this, you’ll be able to boost your Internet speed.
You can restart them in different ways, but the easiest way to do it is by following this quick guide:
Tip: Wi-Fi signals are similar to radio waves since they travel up and down. Therefore, in order to get the best out of your router and avoid signal interference, try placing it off the ground and away from kitchen appliances.
Then, please forget your current network on your Apple TV and set it up again.
I know, the whole point of connecting your device to your network for the first time is not having to repeat this process countless times. However, this quick action can refresh your connection.
Follow this simple guide to do it:
If the issue persists after completing the steps above, please use an Ethernet cable to connect your Apple TV to your router.
Tip: This fix can also solve different issues, such as loading errors.
Not being able to download new apps can be really annoying. Luckily, on numerous occasions, this problem can be easily solved by relaunching the App Store.
By doing this, you’ll be able to restart it from scratch and get rid of bugs or other errors that may be preventing you from downloading apps.
Follow these simple steps to relaunch the App Store:
Once you’ve completed the steps above, try launching the App Store again and downloading an app to see if the issue was solved.
I’m sure you’ve heard this advice multiple times, but why does this fix seem to be some kind of magical cure for your device?
Simple. Restarting your Apple TV forces it to reload from the very beginning and get rid of different coding errors and bugs that may be causing technical issues.
You can restart your device in 3 different ways. These are:
Next, let’s make sure your Apple TV’s restrictions are turned off, otherwise, you won’t be able to download certain apps.
Follow these simple steps to disable your device’s restrictions:
Once you’ve completed the steps above, launch the App Store and try downloading an app again to see if the issue was solved.
If the issue persists, it’s time for us to check your device’s storage space.
If it’s full, you won’t be able to download new apps, and you’ll experience different performance problems.
Follow these quick steps to check if that’s the issue:
If your Apple TV’s storage space is full, try offloading your unused apps. To do it, you’ll just need to:
Please note that this process won’t delete your apps’ data.
You can also manually uninstall any unused apps. Follow these steps to do it:
Next, let’s install your device’s latest software version.
You wouldn’t believe how many users I’ve seen struggle with download errors just because their device wasn’t updated.
You see, having outdated software could be the reason you can’t download or use apps. By updating your device, you’ll be able to solve this issue, get rid of other errors, and use new features.
Updating your Apple TV might seem like a difficult thing to do, but it’s really quick and simple. You’ll just need to:
If nothing has worked so far, chances are there’s a problem with your Apple ID account.
Don’t worry, though. If that’s the case, you can easily solve this issue by signing out and back into your account.
To do it, you’ll just need to:
Once you’ve completed the steps above, go to the App Store and try downloading apps again.
Hopefully, with the help of the seven fixes above, you’ll be able to install your favorite apps in no time.
Remember, sometimes the best way to fix the issue is by relaunching the App Store, checking your Internet connection, deleting unused apps, or disabling your Apple TV’s restrictions.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this article. If you ever have any other technical issues, please check out our articles on Tech Detective. I’m sure you’ll be able to solve them in a blink of an eye.