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MTV on Apple TV

MTV is a popular TV channel that offers the latest shows, series, news, music, and other entertaining programs. It has a dedicated app called MTV in the App Store of Apple TV (tvOS 15.0 or later). You can easily sign in to this app using the Pay TV Subscription credentials. With the MTV app, you can access more than hundreds of TV series and movies in HD quality. If you use an old model of MTV, mirror the iOS screen on Apple TV to stream MTV live and on-demand videos.

How to Install MTV on Apple TV

1. Ensure to connect the Apple TV to WiFi.

2. Open the App Store from the Apple TV home screen.

Apple TV Homescreen

3. Type and search for MTV in the search bar using the on-screen keyboard.

AppStore on Apple TV

4. From the search results, select the MTV app.

5.  Select the Get button on the app info page.

How to Activate and Watch MTV on Apple TV

1.  Once the installation of MTV is complete, click Open to launch the MTV app.

2.  Once you launch MTV on your Apple TV, you will see the MTV Activation Code on the screen.

3. Open a browser on your smartphone/PC and visit the MTV activation website (

Activate MTV

4. Type the activation code in the field and hit the Continue button.

5. Finally, Log in with your TV provider credentials to activate the app on your Apple TV.

6. Relaunch the MTV app on your tvOS and stream your desired movie on a big screen.


How to Airplay MTV on Apple TV from iPhone / iPad

The first method works only on Apple TV 4th Generation or later models. If you are using an older tvOS model, you will not find a dedicated App Store.

In that case, you can mirror the iPhone screen on Apple TV and can stream MTV videos.

1. Firstly, download the MTV app on your iPhone or iPad device from the App Store.

Install MTV

2. Connect your Apple TV and your iOS device to the same WiFi.

3. Open the MTV app and sign in with your TV provider credentials.

4. Play any video content on the app and swipe down the screen from the top-right to launch the Control Center on your iOS device.

5. Locate the Screen Mirroring icon and tap it.

Tap the Screen Mirroring icon

6. Tap your Apple TV from the menu.

7. Once the connection is established, you can watch the MTV video on your tvOS screen.

How to Fix MTV App Not Working on Apple TV

Most of the users complained that the MTV app gets frozen while streaming live TV content. If you are unable to install or access the MTV app on your tvOS, refer to the below fixes.

  • Initially, close the app and reopen it on your Apple TV.
  • Check the Internet connectivity.
  • Check for the MTV app updates. If an MTV update is available, update the app on your tvOS.
  • If updating doesn’t help, restart your Apple TV and try accessing the app again.
  • Make sure that you have updated the Apple TV to the latest version.
  • If you face any problems while casting content, check whether you have connected the Apple TV and iOS device to the same WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is MTV available on the App Store?

Yes. MTV is available in the App Store of Apple TV.

2. Can I stream MTV for free?

Yes. All the videos on MTV can be watched for free with your TV Provider’s credentials.

3. How to watch MTV on Apple TV without a cable TV Provider?

By installing apps like Sling TV, YouTube TV, etc., on tvOS, you can stream MTV channels for free.

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