Someone Attempting Access to My Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by stressed, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. stressed macrumors newbie

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    This has happened several times now and I'm not sure what's causing the following issue...While watching cable broadcast television while my Apple TV is off, all of a sudden my Apple TV will come on and the cable broadcast switches over to my Apple TV with the name of a person I don't know and 4 digit number on the screen. It appears this person is attempting to access my Apple TV. I'm wondering what may be causing this issue. I have a 5th generation Apple TV. How do I get this to stop? Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. chabig macrumors 603

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    It’s ve
    its very simple. Someone is trying to Airplay to your AppleTV. That’s nothing to worry about. To restrict Airplay, change the access setting as instructed by Apple:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202618
     
  3. stressed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    chabig...Thank you for the response. I've changed the setting to Anyone On The Same Network. Hopefully that will take care of the annoyance.
     
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  6. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Yeah this used to happen to me a lot too haha. A lot of the neighbors around have the same name for their Apple TV so sometimes people will try to airplay to the wrong device.
     

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