One of the amazing things about Apple TV is that not only can you can control it from the remote that came with it (and depending on your TV remote), but you can also control it from your iPhone or iPad! No longer do you have to hunt for the remote between sofa cushions in order to pause your Netflix marathon — pick up one of your devices and with a few quick steps you’re ready to go. Today, we’ll look at using Control Center as a remote for your Apple TV.
If you haven’t already customized Control Center to add the controls for the Apple TV, then do that first. This allows you to swipe down and tap to control your Apple TV. When you first connect, you’ll be asked to enter a pin that displays on your Apple TV screen, and after that you can access the regular buttons present on the Siri remote as well as the volume controls.
From then on, if you’re on the same network as your Apple TV and you enter a box which has typing/dictation entry, you’ll get a notification on your phone that launches you into the Control Center and lets you type or dictate through your phone — very handy if you’ve copied something from IMDB as you can just paste it in!
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