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Enable Siri on Apple TV 4K

Vlad Soare

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Hello,

I installed and configured a new Apple TV 4K, and in the course of the installation it asked me whether I wanted to use Siri or not. I selected "I don't want to use Siri", thinking that I could activate it later on.
But now the Siri option is greyed out, and I can't for the life of me find out how to enable it.
I tried to change the location, the language, to sign out from the iTunes account and to sign in again, but to no avail. I cannot get to that prompt again.
Do I get only one chance? Once I decided not to use Siri, am I not allowed to change my mind?
Do I have to reset the Apple TV to the factory settings and to set it up from scratch? Is that the only option?

Thank you.
 
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Donfor39

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The language setting has to match the region setting for the region you bought your Apple TV in and it has to be a supported region and language per the above information.
[doublepost=1553960300][/doublepost]Siri is currently available on Apple TV (4th generation) in these languages and countries: English (Australia, Canada, UK, US), German (Germany), French (France), Spanish (Spain), Japanese (Japan).*
[doublepost=1553960497][/doublepost]Possibly unsupported in your country which is unfortunate.
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium (Dutch, French)
  • Brazil
  • Canada (English, French)
  • Chile
  • China mainland (Cantonese, Mandarin)
  • Denmark
  • Finland (Finnish)
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong (Cantonese)
  • India (English)
  • Ireland (English)
  • Israel (Hebrew)
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia (Malay)
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia (Arabic)
  • Singapore (English)
  • South Africa (English)
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland (French, German, Italian)
  • Taiwan (Mandarin)
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates (Arabic)
  • UK
  • USA (English, Spanish)
[doublepost=1553960553][/doublepost]
That's the first thing I tried. The Siri option is greyed out and will not change.

Did you purchase it in Romania or was it shipped from elsewhere.
 
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Vlad Soare

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I purchased it in Romania and, despite the country not being officially supported, it did ask me whether I wanted to enable Siri. I don't know what would have happened if I had answered yes. Maybe it wouldn't have worked anyway, who knows...
I did, however, try to change the location to a supported country (i.e. US), as per the instructions I found on the web, but that didn't make any difference.
I guess I'll have to reset it to factory settings if all else fails. Maybe then I would get that prompt again, and this time I'll say yes. :)
 
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Donfor39

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I purchased it in Romania and, despite the country not being officially supported, it did ask me whether I wanted to enable Siri. I don't know what would have happened if I had answered yes. Maybe it wouldn't have worked anyway, who knows...
I did, however, try to change the location to a supported country (i.e. US), as per the instructions I found on the web, but that didn't make any difference.
I guess I'll have to reset it to factory settings if all else fails. Maybe then I would get that prompt again, and this time I'll say yes. :)

I don't think there is any alternative unless another forum user has more knowledge.
Hope it helps when you follow reset option.
[doublepost=1553964575][/doublepost]https://www.iphonetopics.com/apple-tv-4-siri-disabled/

Lots of options.
 
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Vlad Soare

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Update:
I reset the Apple TV to the factory settings, after which it asked me again whether I wanted to use Siri. I said yes, but sure enough, a few seconds later it said that Siri was not supported in my country.
I logged out of the iTunes account, changed the iTunes Store location to UK, and bingo! Siri is up and running now. :D
Thank you all for your replies.
 
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Donfor39

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Update:
I reset the Apple TV to the factory settings, after which it asked me again whether I wanted to use Siri. I said yes, but sure enough, a few seconds later it said that Siri was not supported in my country.
I logged out of the iTunes account, changed the iTunes Store location to UK, and bingo! Siri is up and running now. :D
Thank you all for your replies.

Well done that fantastic!
 
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Michelasso

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Possibly unsupported in your country which is unfortunate.
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium (Dutch, French)
  • Brazil
  • Canada (English, French)
  • Chile
  • China mainland (Cantonese, Mandarin)
  • Denmark
  • Finland (Finnish)
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong (Cantonese)
  • India (English)
  • Ireland (English)
  • Israel (Hebrew)
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia (Malay)
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia (Arabic)
  • Singapore (English)
  • South Africa (English)
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland (French, German, Italian)
  • Taiwan (Mandarin)
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates (Arabic)
  • UK
  • USA (English, Spanish)

What's this (new) list?? Sure it isn't supported in Italy (I'd love to say "yet", but I'm losing hope at this point). Or is this a full list of planned Countries?
 
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