How To Remove Apple TV 2G Packages

This is a quick, simple tutorial on application from the 2G, for example Plex or NitoTV.

Step 1. ssh into your Apple TV 2G. or a PC alternative.

Step 2. Connect to your Apple TV. Type the following (please replace the of YOUR Apple TV, this can be found by going to Settings – General – Network on the Apple TV:


Step 3. Then enter your password – The default password is “alpine”.


Step 4. Remove the application. Replace 'packagename' and 'whatever' with the names of the application you would like to remove.

apt-get remove .packagename.whatever

Step 5. Restart Lowtide

killall Lowtide

Let us know how you get on, if you have any questions, feel free to leave them below.

  • jTraf

    This is working for me, can you give an example?
    If I was trying to remove plex, I would put “apt-get remove com.plex.plex” ?

  • freud71

    I am wondering the same thing. I get “E: Couldn’t find package com.plex” when i am entering “apt-get remove com.plex.plex”

    • thescragster

      Try ether this:
      apt-get remove plex-client-plugin

      Or this:
      apt-get remove com.plex.client-plugin

      Let me know if ether of those work and I will change the tutorial. Thanks

  • Blowndub

    That worked for me! ( apt-get remove com.plex.client-plugin )
    Can i SSH a list of packages so that i know exactly how to write down those packages? I’m trying to remove Last.FM.


  • whiteTiki

    PLEASE HELP!!! I installed VNC Settings Via NitoTV and my appleTV crashed and now i have no visual.

    I managed to uninstall Exposed with this command:
    apt-get remove

    but i cant find the package name or command for the VNC Settings package.

    NOTE: How did i find the name of the exposed package? i look into some youtube video untill i found one where they install the exposed package via nitoTV.. so the name of the package appears when its installing.

    SOLUTION: since i have no visual, i just need someone to go to their AppleTV > NitoTV > Install Software > VNC Settings and press enter… that’ll tell you the name of the package I need to uninstall


    • jzx

      try org.tomcool.vncsettings

  • ulf

    how to remove xbmc on apple tv?

    • thescragster

      You can either just to a fresh restore of the Apple TV, or SSH in and use the following command:

      apt-get remove org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

      Let us know how you get on

  • Stevie

    Hello , i installed a old version of aTvflash Black on a 4.4.4 apple tv 2..Now i bricked my device and my apple tv won’t even get in DFU mode…But i can ssh in terminal , how can i erase aTVflash black?

    • JaeM1llz

      There’s no way to brick an AppleTV, it will always be able to go into DFU mode no matter what you do to the firmware.

  • Derek

    I don’t have an Apple TV but I can’t watch videos because it says that I’m connected to the tv and it’s playing on the tv. Help?