To previously hide channels from the Apple TV home screen you had to go through the device's Settings application. The new Apple TV update now allows this to be accomplished in a simpler fashion, direct from the home screen.
After updating, you can hide channel icons by holding the select button, causing icons on the screen to jiggle. Once activated, you can press the play/pause button on their remote to bring up a menu that allows users to hide the icon.
After a channel has been hidden, users can reactivate it through the Settings application.
The new Apple TV update arrive alongside the new iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Apple has been steadily adding new channels to the Apple TV set-top box over the last year, giving users a number of new ways to view streaming content on their television.