Rearrange the Apple TV Home Screen Icons

Oct 5, 2012 - 1 Comment

Rearrange Apple TV Home Screen Icons

If you’ve always wanted to change how your Apple TV home screen icons where arranged, you’ll be happy the feature has arrived with the Apple TV 5.1 update. Though the top row of icons is stuck where it is, you can arrange the majority of other icons just by doing the following with your remote:

  • Select the icon to move, then press and hold “Select” to make the icons jiggle
  • Use the remove to move the selected icon to it’s new placement
  • Press the Select button again to finish and stop the jiggling

Repeat as desired for other icons, but for now Movies, TV Shows, Music, Computers, and Settings are staying in place.

Though customizing the icon placement may seem like a minor feature, it feels like an obvious step in the direction of importing even more features from the iOS world to the Apple TV OS builds, perhaps with an eventual merging of the two.

Thanks to MacWorld for reminding us of the trick.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Apple TV, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Tom L says:

    Moving icons is one thing, but to remove useless icons, like Hulu Plus, is another. Apple lets you remove icons by using the parental controls panel:

    Settings/General/Parental Controls

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