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Multiple Accounts on Apple TV

Set Up Multiple Accounts on Apple TV

If you have Apple TV for all people in your family, you need to know how to set up multiple accounts on Apple TV. It is because Apple TV is designed for rooms – family rooms, that is why it supports more than one users. When more than one users use Apple TV, it means that there’ll be more than one Apple ID at a time added to the Apple TV. Well, let’s see how to set up multiple accounts on Apple TV and also learn how to switch between multiple accounts.

Setting up multiple accounts on Apple TV

Setting up multiple accounts on Apple TV is needed if you want to let other users use your Apple TV. Before using multiple accounts on your Apple TV, if other people in your family will be using your Apple TV, they have to add their Apple IDs to your Apple TV. Below are the steps of how to set up multiple accounts on Apple TV:

  1. Go to Settings from your Apple TV Home screen.
  2. Click on Accounts to open further menu options.
  3. Click on iTunes and App Store.
  4. Add the new ID by clicking Add New Apple ID
  5. Enter the new Apple ID username 
  6. Click on Continue
  7. Enter the additional Apple ID password
  8. Click on Sign In.

How to switch between multiple accounts on Apple TV

After we learned about how to set up multiple accounts on Apple TV, after other people added their Apple ID to your Apple TV, they must switch to their Apple ID on your Apple TV before using it. By switching to his/her Apple ID, he/she can download an app or find the purchased app in the App Store. Although it is possible to add multiple accounts to your Apple TV, you cannot use all added accounts at a time. That is why you need to know how to switch between multiple accounts to use the Apple TV. Well, follow the steps below to switch between multiple accounts on Apple TV:

  1. Go to Settings from your Apple TV Home screen.
  2. Click on Accounts 
  3. Select iTunes and App Store to see the added accounts
  4. Choose the account you want to use from the available list

Switching between multiple accounts on your Apple TV won’t remove any app downloaded by the other users. All purchased apps downloaded by other people to your Apple TV remain on the Home screen after switching to your Apple ID. So, you don’t need to purchase and download the same app from the App Store when you are changing to your Apple ID. By the way, if you already use Family Sharing, it will be easier to give access to your kids when they need some apps from the App Store. They can use Ask to Buy on your Apple TV when they need some apps so that you can help them purchasing and downloading these apps from the App Store.

Read more: Apple TV user guide