AppleTV Keeps Asking for Code

Roon Core Machine

Mac Mini (2018), Intel i7, 32GB RAM
Monterey 12.6

Networking Gear & Setup Details

UniFi, Ethernet, No VPN

Connected Audio Devices

AppleTV 4k 2022

Number of Tracks in Library


Description of Issue

AppleTV was working at one point and stopped after the last major Roon update. I didn’t use it much but just got the new AppleTV and wanted to finally fix it. I setup the connection in Roon, enter the 4 digit code to pair. On the Roon side it looks successful but the code doesn’t disappear from the AppleTV like it normally would. If I attempt to play anything, the code pops up again.

Roon is known not to work with the 4-digit passcode approach (and it would be great if they could somehow fix that). In the AppleTV under Settings > AirPlay and HomeKit, make sure that Allow Access is set to ‘Require Password’. Then enter a alphanumeric password of your choosing.


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Bart is correct but
@Formula has provided step by step instructions to resolve this which might help as well.

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Beat me to it :sweat_smile:

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Sorry, just happened to see the post! :yum:

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Thanks, resolved.


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Glad to hear that worked @Michael_Jones3 !
For future reference, these instructions are also part of our Knowledge Base here: