Connect Apple TV 4K To Xcode for MAC Wirelessly [Guide]

wiressly connect apple tv 4k to xcode on mac

In the following tutorial, you’ll learn how to establish a wireless connection between Apple TV 4K to Xcode tool for MAC. This will assist iOS developers to design, sideload, diagnose applications, and lots of other uses.

Before starting, let me shed some light on the main purpose of explaining this method in this post for Apple TV 4K users. As you might know, Apple has pulled the plug on USB-C port on Apple TV 4K device. This has also change the way to connect Apple TV with your MAC and Xcode. On a brighter note, Apple did incorporate wireless connection capability in Xcode 9 and later updates. Moreover, you can use the same method with Apple TV 4, which is useful if you are not interested in carrying cables and USB-C dongles. Now, let’s see the steps to create a wireless connection Apple TV 4K to Xcode on MAC, the easy way.

Step 1 – First off all, make sure that you have latest version of Xcode installed on your MAC. If not, install or update it from the Mac App Store. Xode is a free to download tool for MAC users. Also note that to download Xcode 9 or later, and to ensure its proper working, your MAC is required to run on macOS 10.12.4 or higher version. Once done, continue to the next step.

Step 2 – Now ensure that the Apple TV 4K has tvOS 11 or later running on it. Update if its still on older firmware.

Step 3 – Next, on Apple TV, head over to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Remote Apps and Devices.

Step 4 – Then, on MAC, run Xcode tool followed by navigating to Windows > Devices and Simulators by clicking the menu on the top bar.

xcode for mac devices and simulators option

Step 5 – Now, if both Apple TV and MAC are in close proximity, you will see “Pair with <username> Apple TV” prompt on Xcode. Simply hit the Pair button.

Step 6 – A new verification code pop-up will show on Apple TV. Type the code in Xcode to pair your Mac and Apple TV.

Step 7 – This should display your Mac in the Devices list on the Remote App and Devices screen of Apple TV.

Step 8 – You should also see your Apple TV listed on Xcode’s Devices and Simulators interface.

Step 9 – That’s it.

You have successfully paired Apple TV with Xcode on MAC. You are all set to unleash your creative side for designing and sideloading apps as well as run necessary diagnostics for debugging purposes.

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