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How to deploy custom configuration profiles to tvOS devices?

Hexnode’s Deploy Custom Configuration feature helps you remotely push a plethora of additional policies across devices within a few clicks time. Custom configuration profiles are used to standardize settings for various device functionalities. These profiles are created to define specific enterprise settings on the endpoints, for instance, Email configurations, Wi-Fi settings, AirPrint specifications, etc. This doc describes the procedure to distribute custom configuration profiles on Apple TV devices directly from the Hexnode UEM console.


Choose only non-encrypted .mobileconfig, .xml, or .plist files for deploying custom configurations to the devices from Hexnode.

Distribute custom configuration profiles

Administrators can customize custom configuration profiles using Apple Configurator, profile editor apps, or any such tools. Further, uploading it to the Hexnode UEM console helps distribute them to the devices remotely.

  1. Log in to the Hexnode UEM console.
  2. Navigate to Policies > New Policy.
  3. Provide a policy name and description (optional).
  4. Go to Apple TV > Deploy Custom Configuration > Configure > Choose File.
  5. You may choose the configuration profiles from the device or select profiles, which are already added to the portal.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Move to Policy Targets.
  8. Select devices/device groups/users/user groups/domains to associate the policy. Click OK.
  9. Click Save.

  • While defining a profile, ensure it contains all the mandatory payload keys, including PayloadUUID, PayloadType, PayloadVersion and PayloadIdentifier, etc.
  • Binary .plist files cannot be used to deploy custom configuration profiles. You can convert the binary .plist files to normal .plist files using the terminal command: plutil -convert binary1 <name of the .plist file>.
  • Generic .plist files alone can’t be used to deploy custom configuration profiles. It is recommended to choose an appropriate payload, add profile-specific payload keys to the configuration profile, and verify them before uploading it.
  • Make sure you do not associate conflicting configurations with the devices.
  • Suppose a custom configuration profile containing payloads for a certain platform is applied to a device belonging to a different platform. In that case, the policy would be successfully associated, and a Success status would be displayed on the Action History page. However, the policy application will take place only on the prescribed devices.

  • Managing tvOS Devices