Apple TV Remote 2.5/5

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Apple TV Remote

By Apple (iTunes S.a.r.l.)
Supported Devices : iPad 2 3G , , iPad 2 Wifi , , , , , , , , iPad 4th Gen , iPad 4th Gen 4G , , , iPad Mini , , , , iPad Mini 4G , , , , , , , , , , iPad 3rd Gen , iPad 3rd Gen 4G , , , iPhone 4S , , iPhone 5 , iPhone 5C , , , iPhone 5S , , iPhone6 , , iPhone6 Plus , , iPod Touch 5th Gen , , , , , , , ,

Release Notes

30/03/2017 | Version : 1.1.1 | Size : 12.1 MB
This update includes bug fixes.

27/03/2017 | Version : 1.1 | Size : 12.1 MB
• Support for iPad
• Enhanced Now Playing experience with lyrics and playlists for music and chapters, audio tracks, and captions selection for films and TV programmes
• General performance and stability improvements

19/09/2016 | Version : 1.0.2 | Size : 9.1 MB
This update includes bug fixes.


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 film, TV programme or song that’s currently playing
• View song lyrics, change music tracks, and select film chapters
• Play games using the accelerometer and gyroscope
• Turn on Game Mode for simplified gaming 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 films and TV programmes, 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.


Categories :
#86 : Top Free iPhone Applications [Entertainment]
#127 : Top Free iPad Application [Entertainment]

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Comments and Ratings for Apple TV Remote

Why a new, separate app? (1.0.2)
30/01/2017 07:33:00 1/5 By Sixthbrian77
Why is the remote app with the ATV4 features on it a completely new app rather than being integrated into the existing remote app? I have multiple apple TVs in my house and would like to be able to control them all from a single app with all the features for each.

Impossible to pair (1.0.2)
21/01/2017 05:44:00 1/5 By samoli
It's impossible to pair it with my Apple TV, because the code numbers aren't visible on the TV, just empty grey boxes.

Crap (1.0.2)
16/01/2017 13:45:00 1/5 By Tinarurner
What aload of rubbish dnt waste you time with this app

Rarely works (1.0.2)
16/01/2017 05:46:00 2/5 By 888bounder
Disappointing app works infrequently Really can't be that tough for apple to fix

Must Have (1.0.2)
09/01/2017 09:51:00 5/5 By borisyurkevich
Thank you. I was using iTunes Remote before this, app is much nicer and faster to launch than old Remote. For those who missing old Remote, it is still available.

It works perfectly. (1.0.2)
07/01/2017 15:13:00 5/5 By Adriano Raffaele
Set up in seconds and works perfectly on my iPhone 7 What more could you ask for. It's a Siri Remote on your iPhone. Perfection and deserves 5 stars from me.

Trash. Keeps disconnecting. (1.0.2)
07/01/2017 04:17:00 1/5 By IHopeThisNicknameIsAvailable
Works only when it wants to. Even when iPhone and AppleTV are on the same network with full signal, and it was working fully just 15 seconds ago, it then decides it can no longer see the AppleTV. Horrible experience.

Not good enough (1.0.2)
02/01/2017 08:44:00 1/5 By Owner of Backgammon
It keeps loosing the Apple TV and at the end couldn't find it.

Could be better (1.0.2)
30/12/2016 12:35:00 2/5 By John Wilsher
I find mine often doesn't find my Apple TV, but when I play videos it can still AirPlay to it. It's good for text entry and for when I can't find the remote. I'd like to see a bit more Siri integration on my phone, for example saying "hey Siri.... rewind the TV 30 sec" if my hands are dirty, or simply "turn on my Apple TV." Apple has started pushing home automation, linking their own products would be a good start.

Ok but the old version was better (1.0.2)
27/12/2016 07:17:00 3/5 By HellOnHighWHeels
It works ok, but with the old remote app (ATV3) I loved that I could browse my songs, videos, & movies on my iphone & select them on my screen... I know you can follow the menus on ATV4, but the other way was just a bit more efficient.

Volume (1.0.2)
26/12/2016 04:07:00 4/5 By ThomasThomas0000
Where is the volume button? Can it not be controlled by Apple TV via the HDMI.

Bit Hit & Miss (1.0.2)
25/12/2016 02:56:00 3/5 By DannyBlah
As the heading says. Been a fan of ATV for some time and the app I thought was a good idea, especially as the ATV remote is ridiculously fragile, although I've not broken mine. One day the app will work, the next it won't and currently not even after hard reboot ATV and iPhone, neither have updated in past few days and was working perfectly yesterday. Come on Apple sort it out.

Comes in handy (1.0.2)
21/12/2016 12:21:00 3/5 By Davyoda
This was really useful when i had 2nd gen AppleTV and wanted to search. Was so much easier to type on the app than fiddling about onscreen.. Since Ive upgraded and am able to use siri, i havent really needed it.. I like the new remote that comes with it and the features it has too.. Glad I made the change

Much easier than the physical remote (1.0.2)
16/12/2016 04:38:00 5/5 By JustinLawrence73
Passwords are a breeze. I also like how the remote app creates a notification when the appleTV needs input.

Not sure why this has low reviews- works perfectly! (1.0.2)
10/12/2016 17:55:00 5/5 By Sudany
This app works really well. Lost my apple remote, and boy am I glad I did. This is 10 times better and simpler to use. Love it!

Doesn't connect!! Aghhhhh (1.0.2)
06/12/2016 13:16:00 1/5 By Kumho tyres
The App works when it wants to! Sometimes it connects and sometimes it don't. Really frustrating when I really want to use it and it can't connect! It's on the same WIFI and everything! Really need to sort this out big time!!

Worst app ever (1.0.2)
05/12/2016 01:19:00 1/5 By AR watcher
Surprising for Apple who create the operating software to licence such a bad app. I have an iPhone 6S and the app hardly does anything. It won't even do the basics like turn the Apple TV on or off

Alright, but missing something (1.0.2)
26/11/2016 15:13:00 3/5 By Mazz0
Does the job. Direct browsing of content on the iPhone's screen would be nice, instead of simply buttons to control the TV screen, and even better would be if they made it support iPad. Mostly worth having just for text entry.

Great app (1.0.2)
20/11/2016 20:28:00 5/5 By T19N
My remote ran out of battery and this app works perfectly. It's honestly better the the apple remote.

Does it's job, but could easily be better (1.0.2)
12/11/2016 12:34:00 3/5 By simchal
The app works, and quite well. But, there are a few annoying things about it. For example, on my 7 Plus, Apple just basically scaled the app. They didn't take into account how Plus users hold the lie phones and how their thumb is naturally hovering over a different spot compared to smaller iPhones. Because of this I always accidentally press menue when I try to scroll down. On top of this, I'd like to be able rest my thumb on the "touchpad" so I can wiggle it to make use of the parallax effect on movie posters and app icons, and force touch to click, instead of any touch being a click.

Useless (1.0.2)
11/11/2016 23:20:00 1/5 By History Mad
Refuses to see Apple TV. Am using the 'remote' app instead - not brilliant but at least it has a keyboard.

Good but no watch app (1.0.2)
11/11/2016 21:17:00 4/5 By My name has been used
More stable than the last one. But why no watch app?

Do not bother!! (1.0.2)
11/11/2016 18:11:00 1/5 By Abbettz
Terrible, terrible, terrible. Just fix it or get rid of it, so disappointing, if I could give it no stars I would.

Works really well (1.0.2)
10/11/2016 07:03:00 4/5 By andyorkney
The Apple TV remote does a good job. Even when I use the TV remote, when text input is required the app pops up on my iPhone so that I can quickly type. Lots of folks complaining about lack of volume controls. The volume controls rely on physical infrared signals to devices - your iPhone nor iPad etc have a built in IR transceiver so hence the lack of support. Hey Apple why not build an omni directional IR transceiver into future Apple TV devices... Anyway great app that could be improved by better virtual game pad controls

Doesn't work (1.0.2)
07/11/2016 21:02:00 1/5 By themightybuda
Starts to pair then says your PIN is then stays blank. No good. Shame. Free though.

It is good but needs improvements such as a widget (1.0.2)
06/11/2016 07:24:00 4/5 By PERO949
I really think that apple should add a widget and iPad support, even they should add a hard reset button or shortcut in the app as my apple tv lags a lot, and maybe add more actions to it as it could use Bluetooth and wifi for a more stable connection!

Does the job (1.0.2)
05/11/2016 07:05:00 4/5 By gnozu
Seems to do the job pretty well, including Siri functionality. Handy for when you don't have your remote to hand, and entering text (which is a right old pain on the remote). Actually, when entering text the UI is a bit cludgy and ugly - an oversight or just laziness maybe. No dedicated iPad app though? That seems a bit dumb.

Where's The Volume Button (1.0.2)
03/11/2016 06:58:00 3/5 By DaveC2003
Remote app seems to be missing the volume control when compared to the Apple TV Remote. So no 5 stars for this rating. Also not available on iPad.

Rubbish (1.0.2)
02/11/2016 20:48:00 1/5 By m_nonsense
Does not connect to Apple TV even when the old app does. Apple's eye on quality has gone.

Awful (1.0.2)
30/10/2016 09:29:00 1/5 By chrispuck
From the odd placement of the buttons, to the slow movement of the touchpad. Poor execution and majorly lacking in features. I often use the old remote over this one, at least I can wake a sleeping Apple TV with that one!

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