How to Authorize MacBook for Apple TV

If you want to access all of your purchased videos and Apple TV+ content on your MacBook computer, you will need to authorize the MacBook for Apple TV.

You can authorize a MacBook for Apple TV with just a few easy steps which we will cover in this post.

Authorizing a MacBook for Apple TV

  1. From your MacBook, open the Apple TV app.
    Apple TV app icon on MacBook
  2. Move your mouse pointer up to the top menu and select Account > Authorizations.
    Account Authorization menu in Apple TV app
  3. Enter your Apple TV username and password when prompted, then click Authorize.
  4. Hopefully, you get the message that says “Computer authorization was successful“.
    Apple TV authorization was successful message

You can authorize up to 5 devices with Apple TV. If you you have reached your limit, you will need to deauthorize at least one device.

Deauthorizing a MacBook from Apple TV

Deauthorizing the Computer You Are Using

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. Select Account > Authorizations > Deauthorize this computer.

Deauthorizing All Computers

If you no longer have access to the device you wish to deauthorize, use these steps:

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. Select Account > Account settings.
  3. Click the Deauthorize All button.


Can you authorize a Windows, Chromebook, or Linux computer?

No. You can only authorize from the Apple TV app. Windows, ChromeOS, and Linux do not have the Apple TV app compatibility.

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