Solved: This Content Can’t be Played on this Apple TV

Recently, I played the Movie on my Apple TV. But it couldn’t play. It says “This Content Can’t be Played on this Apple TV”. It’s really frustrating. Somehow, I fixed this problem. In this article, I am going to tell you how to resolve this problem. If you are having this problem, you can try out these solutions.contetn-img
1. Turn Off Quick Start:

  • Launch “Settings” app on your Apple TV.
  • Then click “Apps” -> click “iTunes Movies & TV Shows -> turn off “Quick Start”.

2.Restore the Apple TV
Before Restore, you have to take “Backup” your Apple TV. Because it’s Factory Settings that erase your Apple TV.
1.Apple TV 4K or 4th Generation

  • Launch “Settings” app on your Apple TV.
  • Choose “System” -> choose “Reset”.

2.Apple TV 3rd Generation or Earlier

  • Launch “Settings” app.
  • Click “General” -> click “Reset”.

3. Restart your Apple TV:
Using Remote

  • If you are using  Apple Tv Remote or Siri Remote, Press and hold the “Menu Button” until light flashes on your Apple TV.
  • If you are using Apple Tv Remote (white or aluminum), press and whole the menu and down button until light flashes.

Using Settings

  • If your Apple TV is the 3rd generation or earlier, you can open “Settings” -> click “General” -> click “Restart”.
  • If your Apple TV 4th generation or 4K, you can open “Settings” -> click “System” -> click “Restart”.

Note: If your device doesn’t Restart, switch off the power of your Apple Tv and wait for 10 seconds. Then switch on it.
4. Turn off Wi-Fi and Turn On it
This problem may occur by Wi-Fi issues. So, you have to turn off the Wi-Fi. Wait for few seconds and then turn on it. Now, you will connect the Wi-Fi to your Apple TV.
5. Unplug the Apple TV:
From power source, unplug your Apple TV. then wait 10-15 seconds. After that plug your Apple TV into a power source.
6. Update the Apple TV Firmware:

  • If your Apple Tv is 4th generation, then go to “Settings” -> tap “System” -> tap “Software Updates” -> choose “Update Software”.
  • If update available, choose “Download and Install”. Don’t unplug your Apple TV until update completed.
  • After the update, your TV will be Restarting.
  • If you want to set “Update Automatically”, go to “Settings” -> System -> Software Update -> turn on “Automatically Update”.


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