If you can’t or simply don’t want to tap to set up your new Apple TV, you can still do it manually.

The new Apple TV is incredibly easy to set up—just tap it with an iOS 9.1 device and you’re good to go. If you don’t have an iOS 9.1 device handy, or want to use different account information on your Apple TV, you can also set it up manually. It’s a chore, mind you, but it’s doable!

How to manually set up your new Apple TV

You need to use your Siri Remote to set up your Apple TV. Swipe the trackpad at the top to navigate, click it to select.

  1. Click on your preferred Language. (Apple TV will offer you the one it thinks is correct but you can swipe to scroll down and choose another.)
  2. Click on your Region. (Apple TV will offer you the one it thinks is correct but you can swipe to scroll down and choose another.)
  3. Click on Set Up Manually.

  4. Click on your Wi-Fi Network, if you’re not connected to Ethernet.
    1. Enter your Wi-Fi password.
    2. Click Continue.

  5. Wait a few moments for your Apple TV to activate.
  6. Enter your Apple ID (the one you use for iTunes and App Store, if you have multiple).
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Enter your Apple ID password.
  9. Click Continue.

  10. Click to Accept the terms and conditions.
  11. Choose whether you want to Enable or Disable location services. Location services, among other things, help select the ariel screen savers.

  12. Choose whether to Use Siri or Don’t Use Siri. Siri lets you search and command your Apple TV using natural language voice control.
  13. Choose whether you want to Automatically Download screen savers or download them Later. It’s roughly 600 MB a month if you choose the automatic option. But, you’ll get all the new locations and scenes as they’re added.

  14. Choose weather to Send to Apple or Don’t Send any diagnostic information. The information helps Apple improve products and fix bugs.
  15. Click to agree to the Warranty.
  16. Click to agree to the Terms and Conditions.

And—phew!—you’re done!

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