How to Install and Setup Apple TV Remote App

This article explains how you can download, install and setup the Apple TV app on your iOS device (iPhone or iPad); so that you can control your Apple TV. This will enable you to use your iPone or iPad as a remote. This will have many advantages, like:

  • You can enter text easily using the keyboard. For instance, it may take a long time to enter your keywords without a keyboard, lets say, when you are searching a show on Netflix.
  • You can use Siri to search and find shows etc.
  • You can use touch gestures to navigate and control, fast forward , pause etc.
  • You can use the volume settings on your iOS device to adjust the volume

You can set up your iPhone or iPad to control your Apple TV from anywhere on your home’s Wi-Fi. Here is how:

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Install Apple TV Remote

  1. On your iOS device, iPhone or iPad, open the App Store app
  2. Tap Search and enter “Apple TV Remote”
  3. Find the app and tap to install

Apple TV Remote AppHow to pair your Apple TV and your iOS device

The next step is that you need to add your Apple TV. Here is how:

  1. Make sure that your Apple TV and your iOS are connected to the same Wi-Fi internet connection.
  2. Now tap the Apple TV remote icon on your home screen to launch the app
  3. You will see your Apple TV. If you do not see it, make sure your iPhone or iPad is on the same Wi-Fi connection as your Apple TV.Apple TV Pairing
  4. Now tap your Apple TV: my Apple TV is superhero TV.
  5. You will be shown a four digit number. You need to enter this number on your Apple TV in order to pair your Apple TV and iOS device. Apple TV pair code
  6. To enter the code, on your Apple TV, go to Settings > General > Remotes Apple TV Settings > General > Remotes
  7. You will see your device (under the iOS Remotes section). Select your device add. (note that if you had previously paired devices, you can unpair them here also).
  8. Now you need to enter the passcode that is displayed on your iPad or iPhone and press Done.

Now your device is paired with your Apple TV. iOS Apple Tv Remote

See also: Apple TV: An Error Occurred Loading This Content. Try Again Later

iOS 11 (and later) lets you control your Apple TV from Control Center. If you want to do this simply add Apple TV Remote to Control Center by going to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls and then add Apple TV.

Control Center Apple TV

Then open Control Center, and then tap Apple TV Remote.

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5 thoughts on “How to Install and Setup Apple TV Remote App”

  1. I’m having the same problem as the last two people! I lost my remote and need to pair my phone but can’t enter the four digit code into my Apple TV in the settings part because I can’t get there because I lost my remote! Please Apple make a way to pair my iPhone without having to do this step so I can actually use my iPhone as a remote!!!

  2. This solution does not work. For me: same wifi network, latest Apple TV version. Can no longer do anything with the App as it’s part of Control Centre with no access to settings. De-paired on the TV but can’t do the same on the iPhone. Rebooted Apple TV. All instructions followed multiple times.

  3. my iphone remote stopped recognizing my apple tv box so im not able to use the service and the apple tv is on, it owrks but the remote gives me a message about it not being connected to the same network and it is

  4. I really dont know if you guys know what you are telling us. How can we go to setting of apple tv if we dont have the remote control. Thats the reason why we want to use ios device to control apple tv.

  5. My Apple TV Remote doesn’t work, so that is why I download the Apple TV on my iPad but I can’t pair cause I can’t use the Apple TV Remote!!!!


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