How to Delete Apple TV from Your Mac

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Apple TV is a great streaming device that allows you to access your favorite movies, TV shows, music and more. But what happens when you want to delete Apple TV from your Mac?

It’s easy to delete Apple TV from your Mac. All you need to do is open Finder and click on Applications. Then, click and drag the Apple TV icon onto the Trash icon in the Dock. You can also right-click the Trash bin and select Empty Trash to completely remove the application from your Mac.

If you don’t want to delete Apple TV, but just want to free up some space on your computer, you can also uninstall apps directly from Apple TV. To do this, press and hold the center of the clickpad (Siri Remote 2nd generation or later) or touch surface (Siri Remote 1st generation) untl the app starts jiggling and then press Play/Pause for more options. From there, choose Delete and it will remove both the app and its data.

It’s important to remember that deleting apps from Apple TV will not automatically free up disk space; it will only help reduce storage usage if multiple apps are installed on one device. So if you are geting a warning that disk space is running low, it’s best to delete any unused apps from Apple TV in order to clear up some of that storage space.

Hopefully this guide has helped explain how easy it is to delete an AppleTV app from your Mac computer!

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Why Is It Not Possible to Delete Apple TV From Mac?

Apple TV is a feature of macOS, not an individual app, and therefore cannot be deleted. Apple TV provides access to streaming services, AirPlay, HomeKit, and more. Removing it from the Dock will not delete it from your Mac; you can stil access it from the Apple menu on the top-left corner of your screen. You can also set up Screen Time to block access to it if you don’t want to use it.

Uninstalling the Apple TV App

To uninstall an Apple TV app, select the app you want to delete from the main menu, then press and hold the clickpad centre (Siri Remote 2nd generation or later) or touch surface (Siri Remote 1st generation) until the app starts to jiggle. Press the Play/Pause button for more options, then choose Delete. Deleting an app also deletes its data.

The Impact of Apple TV on Mac Storage Space

Apple TV takes up so much storage on Mac because the apps you download to your Apple TV are stored locally. This means that when you download an app, it takes up a certain amount of space on your Mac’s hard drive. As you add more and more apps to Apple TV, the amount of space taken up by these apps increases, and eventually you may find yoursef running low on disk space if you’re not careful. It’s important to be mindful of how many apps you are downloading to your Apple TV and make sure that you have enough free space available on your Mac’s hard drive.

Removing an App from a Mac

To completely remove an app from your Mac, you’ll need to delete the app itself as well as any associated files and folders. First, open a new Finder window on your Mac. Then click Applications on the left panel. Next, click and drag the app you wish to delete onto the Trash icon in your Dock. After that, right-click the Trash Bin and select Empty Trash. This will delete all of the related files associated with that app, ensuring it is completely removed from your Mac.

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Where Are Apple TV Movies Stored on a Mac?

On a Mac, Apple TV movies are stored in the Movies/TV folder located in your Home directory. To access the folder, open a Finder window and select the Movies item in the sidebar. Inside you will find the TV library, which stores all of your purchased or rented movies and TV shows. Additionally, there is a Media folder where related media files such as trailers, artwork and other associated content can be found.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.