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  • Apple reveals 4K and HDR plans in iTunes, hinting revamped Apple TV may arrive soon

    Could anyone with a 4th gen Apple TV (or access to one without having to drive an hour) tell me if you can set timed access on it? It’s absolutely mystifying to me why every single other Apple product can be set to automatically shut off at (or after) a given time, but not the Apple TV. That’d be my only reason to get one, and I’d get one immediately if it was the case.
    Well, this isn't quite so elegant, but you can most likely set timed access based on MAC address thru your router. 
    You would do his on your router (brand specific instructions - look for time access control) and look on your AppleTV for it's unique MAC address (usually 4 pairs of hex numbers separated by colons) - this could then be set to only allow use between certain hours, and/or certain days of the week. 
    As separately mentioned, there's also an auto off timer for sleep, but that's not an access control thing. 
    This timed access can be set for any MAC addresses, so if you have a smart TV you wish to prevent access to the internet on certain times, then that's possible too. 
    chia