How to use Apple TV remote app – iPhone, iPad, Features

🗓️ November 10, 2020 By ✍️ Jaysukh patelApple TV App for iPhone, iPad first time unveiled by apple with some significant features and the rest is in the next update. That I show here, what is in and would be expected improvements in next Apple TV remote app update? Primary features that people are more likely to use it on Apple TV from App are Watch Now, Up Next, Recommended, Library and Store.

Same features and Physical button now converted into Apps touch interface, But you will get more in Apple TV iOS app than Physical remote can do right now.

Explained: Use Apple TV remote app with all features and Hidden tips

Use Apple TV remote app from iPhone and iPad

Easy Setup on Multiple devices under the same network

Pre-requisite: First Check your Apple TV and iPhone or iPad connected to the same WiFi network.

Compatible with Apple TV 4th generation

#1 if “Apple TV Remote” App not installed on your iPhone or iPad, find it on App Store and install it first.

Available TVs in the Same WiFi network

#2 when we open Remote App on iPhone/ iPad, you will get prompt on your Apple TV in your WiFi. To pair the TV, Enter code display on the TV screen.

Verify Remote Apple TV on Apple TV remote apps

#3 Once you are done. No more control buttons are in the app, but we can use it more efficiently them physical TV remote.

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First is Menu button, Play/ Push Video or Song, Siri icon for search on Apple TV using your Voice.


We can’t control Apple TV volume using Apple TV iOS app.

Control options on Apple TV remote iOS app

TouchPad: Just before the Menu button, Space work like TouchPad, You can click on App using TouchPad interface.

Siri: To use Siri on Apple TV remote iOS app, Press and hold on an icon until you see Siri activation wave on the TV screen.

Turn on screen saver: Double Press menu button.

Move Home Screen: Double tap on App switcher icon at the bottom right corner of iPhone/ iPad screen.

Turn on Sleep mode: Press and Hold App Switcher icon continuously until you show “sleep now?” On TV screen.

Now Playing: Control on playing by Playback or Forward.

Contrl Now playing on Apple TV iOS app

Play Game: Tap on Game icon at center-top of the app. Called Game control image. All gaming control features are same as you are using on TV remote.

The keyboard in App: Yes, we can search in App using Keyboard for getting complete what you are finding in a text command.

In iOS 11 or later running iPhone and iPad allows the user to Control Apple TV 4K, Apple TV 4 using Control Center. Get here how to add Apple TV Remote to Control Center on iPhone.

Switch on to another Apple TV:

Tap on Device from Top right corner, like a back button and easy to control other TV connected to the same Device and app.

It’s pretty impressive to use Apple TV on iOS app all the time. So, preserve to your physical remote protected with Apple TV remote cover.

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Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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