The sound library has a large selection of various ambiance sounds. Each unique and with an automated looping feature to continue playing for as long as needed.
To begin the creation of a Sound Mix, first, you need to select the sounds that you wish to have in your mix.
Simply swipe in the direction you wish to go, to select the sound you wish to play.
You will notice that the moment a sound is selected, the icon for that sound will grow like highlighted.
Once the sound is highlighted simple press down on the Apple TV controller to activate the sound.
The moment the sound is activated and playing, it will light up and a small balancing animation will play indicating the sound is selected and active.
The screenshot below shows the sound of Rain active and balancing from side to side.
You can select multiple sounds to play all of them at the same time.
This way you can create a very personalized mix to fit every specific relaxation need in your everyday life.
For example, playing the sound of a rainy day with wind and lightning sounds will create a perfect rainy day ambiance for that feeling of relaxing by the window while reading a book.
You like the sound of crickets or birds chirping or the sound of a crowded street or a white noise. Any sound from the library can be played in conjunction with many others.
Note that the moment you select and activate a sound, it will continue playing while you make other selections. You can press the play/pause button to stop the sound from playing, however, every time a new sound is added to the mix, all of the selected sounds will play again for you to listen to the complete mix in the way it will actually play once the selection is completed.
The same will apply with a Meditation or a Brainwave, the moment you make the selection it will automatically play along with any other sound you have selected.
IMPORTANT: You can select up to 12 different sounds at once. This includes Guided Meditations and Brainwaves. Where one Guided Meditation counts as one sound and one Brainwave beat counts as one sound.
The screenshot below shows various sounds selected and playing at once.
Once you have selected the sounds you wish to use for your perfect ambiance, you can also include a Guided Meditation within that Mix of sounds you are creating. It is up to you and your specific needs.
To add a guided meditation to your mix, simply select Meditations from the top menu with the Apple TV remote. Navigate around the Meditations section by swiping down, up, left or right to find the meditation you wish to play and simply press down on the Apple TV remote for the meditation to be included in the mix of sounds.
To learn more about Guided Meditations and the various categories offered, visit the Guided Meditations section.
You can also add a Brainwave to your current selection of sounds.
To add a Brainwave to your mix, simply select Brainwaves from the top menu with the Apple TV remote. Navigate around the Brainwaves section by swiping down, up, left or right to find the brainwave you wish to play and simply press down on the Apple TV remote for the brainwave to be included in the mix of sounds.
Once you have chosen your Sounds, Guided Meditation or Brainwaves, you can then access the Currently Playing section to customize your selection even more.
To access the Currently Playing section simply scroll down with the Apple TV remote until the Currently Playing bar (white bar with clouds) appears at the bottom of the screen and then press the button: Currently Playing.
NOTE that the currently playing section will appear empty if there are no sounds, guided meditations or brainwave beats selected.
You can scroll down with the Apple TV remote to see all of the selected sounds.
We will talk about the + Add to my mixes button and the x Clear all sounds button later on in this article, for now, let's talk about the Balance.
The balance volume in the Currently Playing section is a master volume to level out the intensity of the voice from the Guided Meditation versus the ambiance sounds.
The balance volume bar is automatically set up to 50% so that both the ambiance Sounds and the Guided Meditations have the same volume intensity.
To change the volume intensity between the Guided Meditations and the ambiance Sounds, simple highlight the directional arrow <, > located on either side of the volume bar and then press down on the Apple TV remote to move the bar from one side to the other.
- The more the Star of the volume is towards the Sounds, the volume intensity of the Sounds will be stronger than the narrator's voice of the Guided Meditations.
- The more the Star is towards the Meditations the volume intensity of the narrator's voice of the Guided Meditations will be stronger than the ambiance Sounds.
IMPORTANT: This section will only have effect when the Currently Playing selection of sounds includes a Guided Meditation. If the Currently Playing selection does not include a Guided Meditation. the balance volume will not affect the Currently Playing selection.
In addition to the Balance volume, each sound also has its individual volume.
You can modify the intensity of the volume for each sound individually.
Simply highlight the + (plus) or the - (minus) button next to the volume bar of each sound and then press down on the Apple TV remote to increase or decrease the volume of that particular sound.
NOTE that Individual volumes will also be affected by the master volume of the TV and the Balance volume.
Remove a Sound
To remove a sound from the currently playing sound mix, simple highlight the x mark next to each individual sound and press down on the Apple TV remote.
You can also go back to the Sounds section in the top menu and search for the sound you wish to remove, highlight it with the Apple TV remote and the press down on the remote to stop the sound from playing (remove it from the selection).
x Clear all Sounds (button)
The button X Clear All sounds has the same function as the Clear button in the Currently Playing bar.
It will simply remove all of the currently selected sounds so that you can select new sounds for a new mix.
+ Add to my mixes (button)
The button + Add to my mixes will save the current selection (what is displayed on the screen) into your mixes.
When you add the mix to your saved mixes, the app will ask you to name the mix so that it can be saved.
Once the mix is named and saved, you can then access it at any time from the Mixes section in the top menu.
Simply scroll down with the Apple TV controller through the list of saved mixes and once you found the one you wish to play, press down on the Apple TV remote with the name of the mix highlighted and the app will automatically play the selected mix.
The Mixes section looks something like this:
You can also Save, Edit or Delete a mix from the Mixes section.
- To Edit the name of the Mix simply highlights the mix you wish to edit with the Apple TV remote and then select Edit Mix Name. You will be sent back to the name entry screen to rename the mix.
- To Save a mix from the Mix section, first, make sure there are sounds currently selected and then press the +Add current Mix button. You will be sent to the Name entry screen to name the mix and then it will be saved in the Mixes section. (You can also save a mix from the Currently Playing section)
- To Delete a mix from the Mix section, simply highlight the mix you wish to delete with the Apple TV remote and then select Delete Mix. A confirmation screen will pop up asking you to confirm you wish to delete the mix. Once you confirm the mix will be deleted from the Mixes section permanently.
Once you have created and saved a Mix, you can then play it for as long as you want or use a Timer to stop the sounds.
To activate a timer while a Mix is currently playing. Simply select Timer from the top menu and then select the duration of the timer from the predefined options listed in the timer section.
Simply highlight the timer you wish and then press down in the Apple TV remote to activate the timer.
The time screen looks something like this:
Once a timer is active, it will show in the Timer screen and it will also show in the Currently Playing bar.
The screenshot below shows an active timer.
You can also cancel a currently running timer simply by selecting the Timer section from the top menu, then scrolling down to the x Cancel Timer button and pressing down on the Apple TV remote.