Configuring Apple TV Profiles

Distributing a profile to an Apple TV allows you to configure settings on the Apple TV remotely using Jamf School. This workflow describes how to configure the following settings:

  • Restricted apps and functionality

  • Single app mode (such as a digital signage app)

  • Conference Room Display

  • Allow and restrict apps and categories

  • Home screen app layout

  1. In Jamf School, navigate to Profiles in the sidebar.

  2. Click +Create Profile.

  3. Select tvOS for the platform.

  4. Enter a name in the Profile name field and configure the additional settings as needed, including the removal policy and time filter.

  5. Click Finish.

  6. Use the Scope payload to select the device groups you want to distribute the profile to.
    The profile is distributed to Apple TV devices in the scope automatically.

  7. Click the Settings images/download/thumbnails/81920775/Settings_icon.png icon, and choose "Change to automatic installation for all groups".

  8. Use the Restrictions payload to configure the restricted functionality and media content.

  9. (Optional) To lock the Apple TV in a single app, use the Single App Mode payload to configure the settings.

  10. (Optional) To use Apple TV as a conference room display so users can share their screen from a Mac, iOS device, or iPadOS device using AirPlay, use the Conference Room Display payload to configure the display message.
    When Conference Room Display is turned on, a message appears on the display with AirPlay connection instructions and wireless network details.

  11. Use the Safelist and Blocklist payload to configure the allowed and restricted apps and categories.

  12. Use the Layout payload to configure how apps display on the Apple TV home screen.

  13. Configure the other payload settings as needed.

  14. Click Save.

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