Use Siri on your Apple TV

Siri takes the work out of watching TV, finding apps, and more. Simply ask for movies, TV shows, or apps, and Siri finds them for you. It's that easy.

Where you can use Siri

Ask Siri

Use Siri to search for content and apps

Discover more ways to use Siri

Turn Siri on or off

If you can't turn on Siri

Here's where you can use Siri on Apple TV

Siri is currently available on Apple TV 4K (1st generation and later) and Apple TV HD in these countries, regions, and languages: Australia (English), Austria (German), Belgium (Dutch, French), Brazil (Portuguese), Canada (English, French), Chile (Spanish), Denmark (Danish), Finland (Finnish), France (French), Germany (German), Hong Kong (Cantonese), India (English), Ireland (English), Israel (Hebrew), Italy (Italian), Japan (Japanese), Korea (Korean), Luxembourg (French, German), Malaysia (Malay), Mexico (Spanish), Netherlands (Dutch), New Zealand (English), Norway (Norwegian Bokmål), Russia (Russian), Saudi Arabia (Arabic), Singapore (English), South Africa (English), Spain (Spanish), Sweden (Swedish), Switzerland (French, German, Italian), Taiwan (Mandarin), Thailand (Thai), Türkiye (Turkish), UK (English), United Arab Emirates (Arabic), US (English, Spanish).*

Ask Siri on Apple TV

Hold down the Siri button on your Siri Remote, say what you want, then release the Siri button.

If you have a HomePod, use your voice to get Siri's attention, or touch and hold the top of HomePod. Make sure to end your request on HomePod with "on the TV" to search, control playback, or play content on your TV.

Learn how to use Siri on all of your Apple Devices

You can set your Siri language to be different from the one your Apple TV displays. On your Apple TV, go to Settings > General > Siri Language.

Siri searches across popular apps, depending on your country or region, then shows your viewing options or the answer to your question. Siri won't talk to you, so it won't interrupt what you're listening to or watching.

Want to watch a certain movie or TV show? Or want to watch something live? Just ask Siri what you want to watch and Siri takes you to it.

Search by title

If you know the title that you want to watch, you can search by title. If there's more than one choice, Siri gives you the option to choose the correct one. For example:

  • "Watch Ted Lasso."

  • "Play Transformers: Rise of the Beasts."

  • "Dune."

Search by genre, cast, and more

Not sure what you’re looking for? Siri lets you search by genre, cast, director, rating, age appropriateness, popularity, and more. For example:

  • "Show me some funny horror movies."

  • "Find new movies in 4K."*

  • "What are some popular new releases?"

  • "Find TV shows for kids."

*You can only play 4K content on Apple TV 4K.

Find apps

Find an app or type of app in the App store. For example:

  • "Open Hulu."

  • "Find fitness apps."

  • "Go to the App Store."

Get personalized recommendations

In supported countries and regions, Siri can recognize the voice associated with the Apple ID you use on Apple TV and another Apple device. Set up Recognize My Voice to get personalized recommendations, play your favorite music, and more. Then try:

  • "What should I watch?"

  • "Play my music."

  • "Switch to my profile."

Search YouTube

To search for content on YouTube, just include it in your Siri search, like this:

  • "Search YouTube for the world's fastest car."

  • "Find funny cat videos on YouTube."

  • "Find surfing lessons on YouTube."

  • "Find vegetarian cooking videos on YouTube."

Play live content

In supported apps and countries, Siri can launch live content for you. For example:

  • "Watch ESPN live."

  • "Watch FX live."

  • "Watch ABC News live."

Discover more ways to use Siri on Apple TV

Siri can control video playback, provide sports scores, check your weather forecast, and open apps. Siri also recognizes the name of onscreen labels, so you can use your voice to navigate your Apple TV.

Control what's playing on Apple TV

While you're watching a video, you can ask Siri about the show, change your settings, and more. For example:

  • "Turn on Closed Captioning."

  • "Fast-forward two minutes."

  • "What did he say?"

  • "Who stars in this?"

Get general information

You can ask Siri about sports, weather, and stocks, or ask specific questions that you might search for on the internet. The extent of Siri's knowledge of general information may vary by country and region.

  • "Who's playing baseball tonight?"

  • "Which quarterback has the most passing yards?"

  • “What’s the temperature outside?”

  • "Where's the NASDAQ today?"

  • "Is corn a fruit?"

Find my iPhone

If you turn on Find My iPhone for your devices, you can ask Siri to play a sound on a device to help you find it. Here are some examples:

  • "Where’s my iPhone?"

  • "Play a sound on my iPhone."

  • "Where's my Apple Watch?"

See even more

You can use Siri to open apps on your Apple TV. For example:

  • "Go to Photos."

  • "Open the App Store."

  • "Open Settings."

  • "Open Hulu."

You can also swipe up on weather, sports, and stocks for more information.

Turn Siri on or off on Apple TV

On your Apple TV, go to Settings > General > Siri.

If your Apple TV speaks the names of icons or settings, see if you accidentally turned on VoiceOver. VoiceOver isn't a Siri feature. To turn off VoiceOver, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver and turn off VoiceOver.

If you can't turn on Siri on Apple TV

*Siri availability, features, and commands vary by language and country or region. Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD ship with the same remote everywhere. In countries and regions that support Siri, the remote is called Siri Remote. Elsewhere, it’s called Apple TV Remote.

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