How to Use iPhone as Apple Tv Remote

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Do you know that you can use your iPhone as an Apple TV remote? It’s a convenient way to control your Apple TV without the need for an additional remote. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of setting up and using your iPhone as an Apple TV remote.

Step 1: Ensure Compatibility
Before getting started, make sure that your iPhone is compatible with the Apple TV remote app. The app requires at least iOS 12.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Step 2: Download the App
The first thing you need to do is download the Apple TV Remote app from the App Store. Simply open the App Store on your iPhone and search for “Apple TV Remote.” Once you find it, tap on “Get” to download and install the app on your device.

Step 3: Connect to Your Apple TV
To use your iPhone as an Apple TV remote, both devices need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Make sure that your Apple TV and iPhone are connected to the same network before proceeding.

Option A: Automatic Setup
If you have a newer model of Apple TV running tvOS 11 or later, the setup process is straightforward. Simply unlock your iPhone and hold it close to your Apple TV. Follow the on-screen instructions that appear on your iPhone to complete the setup process.

Option B: Manual Setup
For older models of Apple TV or if automatic setup doesn’t work, you will need to connect manually. Open the Apple TV Remote app on your iPhone and tap on “Add Apple TV.” Select your Apple TV from the list of available devices.

Step 4: Use Your iPhone as a Remote
Once connected, you can start using your iPhone as an Apple TV remote. The app provides a similar layout and functionality to the physical Apple TV remote.

Basic Controls:

  • Swipe on the touchpad area to navigate through menus and options.
  • Tap on the touchpad area to select an item or play/pause content.
  • Use the Siri button to activate Siri on your Apple TV.

Advanced Controls:

  • Tap on the Menu button to go back or exit a menu.
  • Tap on the Home button to return to the Apple TV home screen.
  • Swipe down from the top of the screen to access additional options, such as audio and subtitles settings.

Tips and Tricks:

– Keyboard:
If you need to enter text, such as when searching for content, you can use your iPhone’s keyboard instead of navigating through an on-screen keyboard. Simply tap on the text field, and your iPhone’s keyboard will appear.

– Control Multiple Apple TVs:
If you have multiple Apple TVs in different rooms, you can easily switch between them using the Apple TV Remote app. Swipe left or right at the top of the screen to switch between connected devices.

In Conclusion

Your iPhone can serve as a convenient remote for your Apple TV. By following these steps, you can set up and use your iPhone as an Apple TV remote effortlessly. Enjoy seamless control over your entertainment system with just a few taps and swipes!

I hope you found this tutorial helpful. Happy streaming!

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