Turning apple tv off

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by stampax, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. stampax macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Well there is obviously no power button (that I can see) on the unit, so whats the story? Just leave it on? I read somewhere you can put it into standbye mood by pressing play for a few seconds (like the old ipods i believe) - but what does this mean? Can it still sync with my mac like this? Or should I just leave it on permanently?
  2. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    You can put it into standby buy holding down the play/pause button while in the main menu.

    During standby it continues to download updates...

    I turn mine off by going into standby and then flicking a switch on the power strip.

    I've heard of others connect it to their stereo receiver's switched outlet.

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