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.

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.

Watch a live channel, search content, and control playback

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. You can also use Siri to control playback.

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?"
     

More ways to use 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 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?"

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?"
  • "What football games are on?"
  • “Who’s the starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox today?”

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.

Watch a live channel

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

  • "Watch ESPN live."
  • "Watch FX live."
  • "Watch ABC News live."

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.

Do even more with Siri on Apple TV

*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.

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