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HDCP error on Apple TV : How to fix it

HDCP problems usually signal a problem with your device’s physical connection or communication with the television. When playing unprotected content on Xbox One, an HDCP error can occur. The “HDCP
Error” notice on your HD TV is caused by the TV and source device not interacting properly.

What is an HDCP (High-Definition Coaxing Protocol) error?

Here’s an example of a real-life scenario that could happen to you. You recently purchased a Blu-ray Disc Player and used an HDMI cable to connect it to your older HDTV. A HDCP error appeared on the screen when you tried to play a Blu-ray disc. The movie was not able to be played. This is a well-known HDCP issue, and it’s one of the most inconvenient aspects of using an
HDMI connection with an HDTV. If you use an HDMI cable to watch HDCP encoded content, you will get an HDCP error. The issue is that if HDCP is included in the video stream, then all devices and cables used
to access it must be HDCP compatible. A HDCP error occurs when one or more devices or cables are not HDCP compliant.
The underlying encryption and protocols are complex and beyond the scope of this essay, however the basic notion of how HDMI HDCP works is straightforward. Licenses for HDCP devices are issued by a
licensing agency. Each HDCP compliant equipment, such as your Blu-ray player or Xbox, has a license and the ability to communicate with the device to which it is sending the signal through HDMI. “Hey
display!” says the output device. Are you HDCP-enabled? “Here is my driver’s license; show me yours!” The display (or any HDCP compliant device) then responds with “I am!” Here’s my driver’s license!” When the process is working, it happens in a thousandth of a second, and you, the customer, are

completely unaware of it. Unfortunately, HDCP gets in the way of people doing absolutely legal things with their devices and  content in a variety of situations. The video stream will fail if any device in the chain is not HDCP

How to fix the HDCP problem: –

1. Unplug the HDMI cable and then firmly reconnect it. Turn off the Apple TV and the receiver.

2. Remove the Apple TV from its power supply next. Before reconnecting it to the power source, wait 30-60 seconds. After that, turn on the Apple TV as well as the receiver.

3. Make sure to choose the HDMI input that corresponds to the HDMI port on your Apple TV. If the problem is caused by the receiver or HDMI switch, try connecting the Apple TV directly to your

4. The cable may possibly be the cause of the problem. Try trying a new cable to see if it works.

5. Finally, modify the HDMI settings in Settings > Audio and Video.

If the troubleshooting steps above don’t work, you can try resetting your Apple TV to factory defaults.

1. To begin, navigate to Settings > System > Reset.

2. After that, you must choose a Reset option-

Even if you don’t have access to the internet, you may use ‘Reset’ to fast reset your device

Using an internet connection, ‘Reset and Update’ will restore your Apple TV to factory settings and install software updates.

3. Select the option that best suits your needs and reset your Apple TV.


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