Apple TV: How to Close Apps

You can close apps on the Apple TV similar to how you close them on the iPhone and iPad. We’ll show you how with this guide.

  1. From the main home screen, double-press the Apple TV TV Button button on the remote. If done correctly, apps that are running should be displayed in a stack.
    Apps Running on Apple TV
  2. Swipe left and right on the remote to navigate to the app you wish to close.
  3. With the app you want to close selected, swiftly swipe upward on the remote pad to close the app.
    Apple TV Swipe Up to Close App
  4. This may take a few tries to get it right. You really need to swipe upward quickly for it to work.

Note: You cannot close the Home app.

Has this guide helped you figure out how to close apps on the Apple TV? Let me know how it worked out for you by leaving a comment!

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