How to browse your Mac from your Apple TV

Connect to and Browse your Mac Files Using Apple TV

Follow our simple step by step guide to connect to and browse your Mac using your Apple TV with the FileBrowserTV app.

On your Mac Open System Preferences

  • Start the 'System Settings' App.
  • Select 'General' then 'Sharing'.
  • From the 'Service' list on the right, ensure that 'File Sharing' is switched on.
  • Then tap the 'i' the the right of 'File Sharing'.

Add a Shared Folder

  • Under the 'Shared Folders' list, click +
  • Choose a folder to share and click 'Add'.
  • Click the "Options" button.

Log in and Connect

  • Ensure that "Share files and folders using SMB" is ticked, because FileBrowser TV only uses SMB.
  • Make sure your account name is ticked.
  • Open FileBrowserTV and re-scan your network
  • If your computer isn't found click 'manual setup' and enter your computer name, which will is circled in the screenshot under 'local hostname'.
  • Then enter your account name and click 'Connect'.
Estimated Time: 2 minutes