It depends on what you mean by built in. You can control your Apple TV from the remote that comes with this TV. When you turn on your Apple TV, it will turn on this TV. There isn't really an application on the TV in regard to an Apple TV, but full functionality is built in. I actually enjoy the ability of being able to use the TV's remote versus the Apple TV remote. I don't care for the Apple TV remotes, and it's nice being able to control everything with the remote that comes with this TV.