Apple TV Remote is a great companion to Apple TV, delivering the best of the Siri Remote. With Apple TV Remote, you’ll never need to put down your iPhone or iPad to enjoy Apple TV. Control Apple TV with a swipe of your finger or use the keyboard to quickly enter text. And you can use the app along with the Siri Remote. 

• Navigate Apple TV with touch gestures
• Quickly enter text, email addresses, and passwords using the keyboard
• Ask Siri to find something great to watch, listen to, or play
• Control the movie, TV show, or song that’s currently playing
• View song lyrics, change music tracks, and select movie chapters
• Play games using the accelerometer and gyroscope
• Turn on Game Mode for simplified game controls 
• Use volume buttons on your iOS device to control volume

• iOS devices using iOS 9.3.2 or later
• Wi-Fi connection to Apple TV
• Apple TV (4th generation), using tvOS 9.2.1 or later
• Apple TV (3rd generation), using Apple TV Software 7.2.1
• Apple TV (2nd generation), using Apple TV Software 6.2.1
• Certain Now Playing features, including lyrics, playlists, and chapter, audio, and captions selection for movies and TV shows, require iOS 10.3 or later and tvOS 10.2 or later
• Volume control requires an AV receiver with CEC support

Siri requires Apple TV (4th generation) and availability varies by country and language.

What’s New

Version 2.2

This update includes general performance and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

rhodiad ,

A remote with no volume control is not a remote

On the list of expected functions a remote control offers, volume is right at the top. I spent over an hour searching the internet and Apple website in disbelief. I know it CAN be controlled, because airplay volume control works just fine. Why oh why oh why would anyone make a remote app that can’t control the volume of the device? Completely baffling and frustrating. No stars for you!

Update: if you enable your AppleTV to control other devices, then the physical volume buttons on your iOS device will adjust volume when the app is active. Why isn’t this documented? So, fine, a couple more stars.

Andrew Rome ,

A must have app when using an Apple TV

I’ve never understood why so many people have negative reviews about this app. My family and I have been using this application since around 2011 with our first Apple TV (2nd generation) using multiple iPhone 4’s. Through the years we’ve upgraded to new iPhone hardware (4S, 5, 6, 6S, 7, XS) and new iOS software as follows as well as newer Apple TV models (3rd gen, 4th gen, 4K) and still use multiple on our home network. I (We) have never had a single issue with performance or operation of how this app works- period. Most of the negative reviews that I’ve seen are in relation to what sounds as potential networking related issues as this application uses your network to communicate, hardware limitations as to what is wanted out of the application or user error... take it for what it’s worth everyone in my family uses this app for a remote to control multiple Apple TV units throughout are home and none of us have ever had any issues.

absmit ,

What did y’all do to this once fine app???

I just used the remote app for the first time in a while because I had a cat in my lap and couldn’t reach the real remote and OMG it is TERRIBLE!!! The sensor square at the top used to be so responsive and wonderful, moving quickly to where I wanted it to go, but now it barely functions. I hope you guys are working on an update because this is unacceptable. If I was a manager there, I would have sent whichever update that screwed it up back to the developers to get it done right before I let shoddy workmanship like this go out to loyal customers. So not up to Apple’s usual par of excellence. Very disappointing. Reflects badly on developers and management.

Edit: seems to be working normally now but I’m gonna keep the review intact just in case


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Requires iOS 9.3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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