Enable Siri on Apple TV 4K

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  1. Vlad Soare macrumors member

    Vlad Soare

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    #1
    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.
     
  2. Donfor39 macrumors 68000

    Donfor39

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    #2
    Settings general highlight Siri press enter should change to on.
     
  3. Vlad Soare thread starter macrumors member

    Vlad Soare

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    #3
    That's the first thing I tried. The Siri option is greyed out and will not change.
     
  4. Donfor39 macrumors 68000

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    #4
    Top google search

    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.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 30, 2019 ---
    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).*
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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)
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    Did you purchase it in Romania or was it shipped from elsewhere.
     
  5. Vlad Soare thread starter macrumors member

    Vlad Soare

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    #5
    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. :)
     
  6. Donfor39 macrumors 68000

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    I don't think there is any alternative unless another forum user has more knowledge.
    Hope it helps when you follow reset option.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 30, 2019 ---
    https://www.iphonetopics.com/apple-tv-4-siri-disabled/

    Lots of options.
     
  7. Vlad Soare thread starter macrumors member

    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.
     
  8. Donfor39 macrumors 68000

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    Well done that fantastic!
     
  9. Michelasso macrumors 6502

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    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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