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), Mexico (Spanish), Netherlands (Dutch), New Zealand (English), Norway (Norwegian Bokmål), Russia (Russian), Singapore (English), South Africa (English), Spain (Spanish), Sweden (Swedish), Switzerland (French, German, Italian), Taiwan (Mandarin), Thailand (Thai), UK (English), 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 with "on the TV" to search, control playback, or play content on your TV.
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.
Search for content and apps on Apple TV
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."
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 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."
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
- In Settings > General > Language and Region, make sure that you selected a supported language and country or region.
- Make sure that your billing information for the iTunes and App Store is based in the same country or region. For example, even if you set your system language to a supported Siri language, Siri won't be available if your billing information for the iTunes store is based in a different country or region.
*Siri availability, features, and commands vary by language and country or region. Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD ships 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. Siri works on either remote as long as your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD is set up with a language and country or region that supports Siri.