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Five tips to help master the new Apple TVCNET's Dan Graziano shows you new tricks and how to troubleshoot problems on the Apple TV.
[MUSIC] The new Apple TV has finally arrived. These five tips will help you master it. [MUSIC] To jump between apps quickly double press the TV button on the remote to activate multitasking mode. This will display thumbnails of your recent apps. To close out of a recently used app, Swipe up on the remote, just like you would on an iOS device. Wanna customize the layout to your liking? With an app icon highlighted, press and hold the trackpad on the remote until the icon starts wiggling. Then swipe across the traphead to move the app icon. When you're happy with it's new location, click the trackpad once to finalize the move. To delete an app, simply press the play/pause button on the remote when the app is shaking, and confirm you wanna delete it on the following screen. Using the apple TV remote to play games is possible, but you can also use a compatible bluetooth controller. Head to settings, select remotes and devices. Followed by bluetooth. Then hold the pairing button on your controller, and once the Apple TV finds the controller, scroll down and select it. Do you have multiple Apple TV on the same wireless network? Renaming each one will make it easier to identify the one you're looking for. Launch the settings app, scroll down and click on AirPlay followed by Apple TV Name. From here you can choose a name from the list, or scroll to the bottom to create a custom one. If the device is completely irresponsive, you can use the Apple TV remote to force a reboot. Simply press and hold the Menu and TV button. After holding both for roughly ten seconds, the white light on the Apple TV box will begin flashing. Once that happens, let go of both buttons and Apple TV will begin rebooting. For more tips and tricks like this one be sure to checkout howto.cnet.com. Thanks for watching.