You’ve damaged, misplaced, or do not just like the Siri Remote that got here along with your Apple TV, and Apple is within the means of killing the iOS app. Here’s what you are able to do to interchange it, and even give everybody their very own distant.

Stop throwing that Apple TV distant to whoever desires it subsequent. You is probably not a fan, however that simply makes it even tougher to pay out sixty bucks for a substitute if you happen to break it.

Everyone does get on that Siri Remote’s again, however it’s not fairly up there with the hockey puck mouse when it comes to poor Apple design. Apart from the way you all the time choose it up the fallacious method round, the issue is simply that it is so small you retain dropping it.

Fortunately, there are options. They vary from straight-out changing it with a extra common type of chunky TV distant, to utilizing Apple’s software program variations.

If you do get another distant, or a substitute Siri one, you then have to attach it to your Apple TV. Depending on the distant, you will have to undergo a sequence of coaching it to work along with your Apple TV too.

None of which is strictly a ache, however it was lots simpler when you may simply obtain the official Apple TV Remote app to your iPhone. That was by no means precisely Apple’s top-priority app, going via 13 updates in 4 years, with 10 of these to do with bug fixes and stability enhancements.

Still, now that it’s gone, we will miss it. The Apple TV Remote app did have a bonus over its substitute, the Remote part of Control Center on iOS.

If you had it earlier than, you have acquired it nonetheless and might redownload the app everytime you need. The first time you go to make use of it now, although, you’ll now get a notification that you should use the Control Center model as an alternative.

Left: Remote in Control Center. Right: the old Remote app

Left: Remote in Control Center. Right: the outdated Remote app

How to arrange Control Center for Apple TV

  1. Check whether or not it is already put in by opening Control Center on iPhone or iPad
  2. If there’s a button with a TV remote-style icon, it is prepared to make use of
  3. Otherwise, go to Settings, Control Center
  4. Scroll right down to More Controls heading
  5. Tap the inexperienced plus icon to the left of Apple TV Remote

That’s now acquired the Apple TV Remote into Control Center. You can rearrange the place it seems by dragging in that Settings, Control Center part.

How to make use of Apple TV Remote in Control Center

  1. Swipe down from prime proper on iPhone or iPad
  2. Tap on the button with the icon of a TV distant
  3. Tap on the dropdown possibility Choose a TV and choose yours from the listing
  4. If prompted by your Apple TV, enter a four-digit code to verify it is you

On event, particularly after any iOS or tvOS updates, you could be prompted to enter a passcode once more. But generally, you at the moment are related and controlling your Apple TV is a matter of opening Control Center and tapping on the button.

Since you may’t even bear in mind the final time your iPhone wasn’t proper there with you, this does look like a greater answer than looking the sofa for the Siri distant.

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