Use Siri on your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV (4th generation)

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.

Here's where you can use Siri

Siri is currently available on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation) in these countries, regions, and languages: Australia (English), Brazil (Portuguese), Canada (English, French), France (French), Germany (German), Japan (Japanese), Mexico (Spanish), Netherlands (Dutch), Norway (Norwegian Bokmål), Spain (Spanish), Sweden (Swedish), UK (English), US (English, Spanish).* 

Ask Siri

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

If you press and release the Siri button, Siri will give you tips and suggestions. See some examples below.

Search movies and TV shows and control what you're playing

When you ask for a certain movie, Siri takes you to it. After you select a movie, you can see all the info about it, including its description, cast, rating, and reviews.

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: 

  • "I want to watch Gone Girl."
  • "Find Pitch Perfect."
  • "Find Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"


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.

Refine your search

After you ask Siri to find a movie or TV show, you can refine your search by actor, time period, director, and more. For example:

  • "Only the good ones."
  • "Only the ones from the '80s."
  • "Only comedies."
  • "Just the ones from this year."


Control what's playing

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?"

Search Apple Music and control what you're playing

If you have an Apple Music membership, Siri can search Apple Music by artist or album and control what's playing. See what else you can ask in the examples below. 

Play by song, album, and artist

Ask Siri to play all songs from an artist, even if the songs aren't in your library. Or ask Siri to "play my music" to listen to songs in your library. 

  • "Play California Nights."
  • "Play the first Disclosure album."
  • "Play the latest David Guetta album."
  • "Play my music from Echosmith."

Play by charts

You can ask Siri to play some new music, top hits, and more. For example: 

  • "Play the top 10 country songs."
  • "Play the number one song from January 31, 1973."
  • "Play some hits from the 90s."



Play Apple Music Radio

You can ask Siri to play a station or create a new one for you. For example:  

  • "Play Beats 1."
  • "Create a radio station based on My Morning Jacket."
  • "Play electronic radio."


Control what's playing

While you're listening to an album or playlist, you can ask Siri to shuffle the songs and more. For example:  

  • "Play more songs like this."
  • "Skip this song." 
  • "Play the song Cool Kids next."
  • "Add this song to my library."

Do even more with Siri

Siri can 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.

Find apps

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

  • "Find the Showtime app." 
  • "Find fitness apps."
  • “Find apps by Disney."
  • "Find apps for kids."


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."


Find podcasts

To find a podcast, include the word “podcast” when you search, like this:

  • "Find podcasts about nature."
  • "Look for podcasts about sports."

If you already subscribe to a podcast, you can also ask Siri to play it.


Use Siri with HomeKit

Ask Siri to turn the lights out for movie night and much more. Here are some examples:

  • "Turn the lights out in the living room."
  • "Set the temperature to 72 degrees."

Learn how to set up HomeKit on your Apple TV.

Check the weather

Siri can help you check the weather locally or in other places. For example:

  • “What’s the temperature outside?”
  • "When's sunset in Paris?"
  • "How's the weather in California?"

Check the score

See the latest sports scores or ask about schedules, teams, or players. 

  • "What's the NBA schedule?"
  • "Who won the World Cup?"
  • "Who's the starting pitcher for the
    Chicago Cubs?"

Check stocks

Siri can also help you find prices for individual markets and check stocks. For example: 

  • "Where's the NASDAQ today?"
  • "How's Apple's stock today?"



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 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.

Get help

  • If you can’t turn on Siri, you need to check two things: 
    • 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. 
  • Pair a Bluetooth keyboard or learn how to type or dictate letters, symbols, and more.

*Siri availability varies by language and country or region. 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.

Published Date: Thu Apr 19 19:06:11 GMT 2018