Control podcast playback on Apple TV
Once a podcast starts playing, it appears in the Now Playing screen. The podcast continues to play even if you leave Podcasts, but it stops if you begin playing video or audio in another app.
On the Now Playing screen, you can control playback, navigate to other podcasts, or select more options.
Siri: Say: “Play” or “Pause”
Control podcast playback
With the Now Playing screen open on Apple TV, press the Back button (Siri Remote 2nd generation or later) or button (Siri Remote 1st generation) to see additional controls.
Podcasts or episodes adjacent to the current podcast appear in the Now Playing queue. A timeline also appears showing elapsed and remaining time. When the timeline is active, you can also press the clickpad center (Siri Remote 2nd generation or later) or the touch surface (Siri Remote 1st generation) to play or pause the podcast.
Do any of the following:
Pause or play: Press the Play/Pause button on the Siri Remote.
Continuously rewind or fast forward: During playback, press and hold left or right on the clickpad ring (Siri Remote 2nd generation or later) or touch surface (Siri Remote 1st generation). Press the clickpad center or touch surface to pause, then press again to resume playback.
Go back to the beginning or skip to the next podcast or episode: Press left or right on the clickpad ring or touch surface.
Skip backward or forward 10 seconds: Navigate down to highlight the playhead, then press left or right on the clickpad ring or touch surface. Press again to skip another 10 seconds.
Play a different podcast: Highlight the podcast you want to play, then press the clickpad center or the touch surface.
Move to a specific point in the podcast or episode: Navigate down to highlight the playhead, then navigate left or right to move backward or forward on the timeline.
Stream what’s playing to Bluetooth or AirPlay-enabled devices
To learn more about playing audio to multiple speakers or headphones, see Use Apple TV to play audio throughout your home.
Do either of the following:
Select a playback destination, or destinations.
To learn how to connect a Bluetooth device, see Connect Bluetooth devices to Apple TV. For more information on AirPlay streaming, see Use AirPlay to stream audio and video on Apple TV.
See more options
With the Now Playing screen open on Apple TV, navigate to the episode in the center of the screen, then press and hold the clickpad center (Siri Remote 2nd generation or later) or touch surface (Siri Remote 1st generation) to see more options:
Go to the show
Remove the podcast from the queue
Save or unsave the episode
Mark the podcast as played or unplayed
View a full description of the podcast