Use your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote with your Apple TV

Learn how to find menus, play content, and more.

Follow these steps to use your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote.*

The Siri Remote and Apple TV Remote* aren't compatible with Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation). Learn how to use the Apple Remote with Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation).

Play content

To play or pause movies, shows, songs, and more, press to click the Touch surface of your remote or press Play . You can also fast-forward, rewind, find special features, and more.

Go forward

  • Video: Press Play, then swipe to the right or hold down the right side of the Touch surface.
  • Audio: As a song plays, click the Touch surface. Swipe down to highlight the song's timeline, then swipe to the right or hold down the right side of the Touch surface.

 

Go back

  • Video: Press Play, then swipe to the left or hold down the left side of the Touch surface.
  • Audio: As a song plays, click the Touch surface. Swipe down to highlight the song's timeline, then swipe to the left or hold down the left side of the Touch surface.

 

Fast forward or rewind

  • During video playback, click the right side of the Touch surface to skip ten seconds ahead. Click left to skip back ten seconds. Or press and hold the right or left side of the Touch surface to fast foward or rewind.
  • As a song plays, click the Touch surface. Swipe down to highlight the song's timeline, then click the right side of the Touch surface to skip ten seconds ahead. Click left to skip back ten seconds. 

You can fast forward, rewind, and skip to certain parts of content from the iTunes Store and apps that support these features.

See more settings and features

  • Video: Swipe down during playback, then swipe right to browse available options. If available, you'll see settings like subtitles, closed captioning, video chapters, audio, and speaker settings.
  • Audio: Choose a song and press Play to play it. Then click the Touch surface to see all of the tracks on the album or playlist. From here, swipe up and select the More icon at the top of your screen. The options you see might vary.

Learn more

*Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation) 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 (4th generation) is set up with a language and country or region that supports Siri.

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