Faster way to sleep AppleTV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by AppleCrisp, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. AppleCrisp macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Its kind of a hassle to have to navigate out of whatever I was watching all the way over to the sleep now button in the settings. Is there any way to quickly sleep it? Holding down a button on the remote maybe? Thanks!
  2. doboy macrumors 68020

    Jul 6, 2007
    yes, hold down the center button (on the directional keys) when in the main menu.
  3. chriso89 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2010
  4. AppleCrisp thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2007
    apple conditioned me to not pay attention to manuals! they're always one page long

    thanks doboy!
  5. drewc1138 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    Just curious...why do people care about sleeping it? I thought one of the things they heralded was how little power it ran on.
  6. miklovo macrumors member

    Dec 18, 2008
    When I first got my apple tv I was all about "putting it to sleep" but I got over that after about a week. When I'm done using it now, I just switch inputs back to the cable box and eventually it goes to sleep.
  7. Slower Pace macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2009
    La Grande, Oregon, USA
    Are you streaming radio?

    When my :apple:TV wouldn't sleep from time to time I investigated. I discovered the last thing I was doing was listening to Internet radio, and even though I went off HDMI and turned off my surround sound system, :apple:TV was still playing song after song.

    On the menu I now go to TV or Movies, then to my TV setting off the HDMI the :apple:TV is using, then turn off the surround sound system. It sleeps in 1/2 hour afterwards every time now.
  8. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    they should have also conditioned you not to think about things like sleeping the appletv. it's pointless.

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