Soooo close... 2/5
How come no volume control of the TV via HDMI-CEC?
Works well 5/5
Original remote took a tumble and now has jagged edge and sharp to the touch.
This app works well and can’t beat the price.
No volume button 5/5
Great app, but it could use a volume control also.
Update blows 1/5
Nice update. It don’t work now.
App does not function as a remote 1/5
Would give zero stars if possible.
I have tried the suggestion from the comments and it failed to work.
As the application is not fit for purpose and consistently fails to meet expectations judging from the poor rating I’d recommend passing on the app until it meets user expectations.
It has the potential to be extremely useful.
Expletive deleted 1/5
By network architect
I tried this because the hardware remote control that is included with my V4 Apple TV IMO makes the otherwise ok implementation a very bad choice.
This software replacement has connected to the Apple TV only once in two evenings of constant fiddling. I quit counting at 50 attempts. I followed suggestions in these reviews to no avail. It has failed in at least three identifiable ways.
By Just got this new good
I’m glad this app is free Because if I had to pay for it I would be really mad because it does not work it just keeps saying he doesn’t see the Apple TV
Doesn’t work 1/5
By 100 Pix Rocks!
This app was great at first but it now won’t connect to the my Apple TV or say that it is offline. Even if they are on the same network still no luck. I’m disappointed because it did work but now I can’t use it. Please please please fix!!! It was great before it crashed!
Login for iTunes Store and ID. 1/5
The app won’t let me get past logging on. It’s the Westworld of apps. Once signed in and enter code, it starts all over again. Awful.
Losing TVs 3/5
My TVs keep dropping or remain greyed out. Very frustrating. When it works it is great. But when not..can’t figure out how to find the Apple TV on the app. And it is always on the same network.
So great when you lose your remote 5/5
I have an Apple TV and i lost my remote! I am so happy to have found this because now I can actually use my tv! Don’t diss this app because it is not the best form. Praise it because it’s the best app.
It is garbage 1/5
By Hokie ca
Would have been nice 1/5
I recently moved and don’t seem to have my Apple TV remote anymore, so I thought this would be such a great solution to be able to use my Apple TV again. But sadly you have to already have an Apple TV remote to even be able to get this app connected to your Apple TV for it to work. If I already had the Apple TV remote, I wouldn’t actually have any use for this app.
Incredibly frustrating… Apple should be ashamed 1/5
By Get a life guys....
Considering that this is an app for an Apple iPhone to run an Apple TV… It’s insane that it doesn’t work most of the time without rebooting the Apple TV… Sometimes in the middle of a show. Apple must know about this as others have written about it and it’s all over Google as well. Why can’t they fix this? It just suddenly can’t find the Apple TV anymore.
Would love a volume button 3/5
Can you please add a volume button? Otherwise the app works fine
Absolutely awful 1/5
By Derek LeDoux
Apple really underwhelms with this mess of an app. Proving once again they’re sacrificing quality for quantity. It never worked on my old Apple TV. I bought a new Apple TV December 2017 thinking it would solve the issue. Nope. Still doesn’t allow me to connect. Thanks for nothing!
Works well but no volume control 3/5
Overall I like this app. Has definitely helped this lazy guy more than once!!! Only negative note is that while my Siri remote can control TV volume the app doesn't seem to be able to. The description says it has the ability but I haven't been able to make it work.
Doesn’t work 2/5
I have downloaded it a bunch of times and the trackpad doesn't work :(
Worst ever 1/5
Over 40 minutes to access any programming. Funny my phone can stream content but sadly apple tv🥌🥌🥌🥌
For me the app is perfect, the thing is missing there only control of the sound level.
I hope to see it in the new update
Does Not Work 1/5
This app rarely ever works. It's a shame really. Apple products used to be a good investment.
Apple: You are losing people. You need to make your electrons more reliable again
By Mosh Moe
Si tienes un apple Tv esta app es indispensable, esta bien integrada con el contexto del iphone y es más seguro que tengas el iphone a la mano a él siri remote.
i can never get the remote to connect to my apple tv, and nothing i’ve tried works
Works for me 5/5
I see all the bad reviews but I’m not having any of the problems others are. I bought a used 4th gen on eBay a great deal that didn’t come with a remote. Used iTunes to reset and update it then connected it to my tv. The app found the tv right away, make sure home sharing is on, and I used it to set up the tv.
Stopped working with new update 1/5
I the app stopped recognizing my Apple TV, I removed device and now it doesn’t show anything to connect to. I have Apple TV 4K and iPhone X all on latest OS updates.
Good app but could be great 3/5
I think this app works well-we have been users of it over 5 years and it has been very handy (especially when our kids lose the Apple TV remote and I usually have my phone on me).
I have a couple of recommendations.
Add a way to connect to newer TV’s (Visio, Samsung, Sony, etc) to turn on/off the TV and also adjust volume louder/softer. If that was added this would bump it to 5 stars for me
Great app 5/5
I love the keyboard function for when I have to type things on my Apple TV. This app makes using my Apple TV more convenient than ever
Makes it so much easier to binge all the shows you love without using a physical remote.
Works on iPhone not on iPad 3/5
Please fix I’m trying to make my new iPad the center of my ecosystem and it just won’t connect to the tv. Airplay works this is the only app that doesn’t.
Useless app. 1/5
The iPhone 7 will pair with the Apple TV only between the YouTube app on the phone and YouTube app on the Apple TV. It will not work in any other fashion, and it was working with YouTube even BEFORE I downloaded this Apple TV app. In other words YouTube got it right and Apple go it’s own device wrong. So the Apple TV app is pointless and non-functional. It is disappointing because Apple usually does this wonderful work! I am looking forward to an update to correct this problem.
Volume doesnt work 4/5
Cant control the volume using my phone everything else is genius
It kinda works... 1/5
I downloaded this app so it would be easy to keep track of the remote. I’m always loosing my Siri Remote. But this app works for like a day or two then it doesn’t connect to the Apple TV so I unpair it repair it and again works for a day or two and I’m back to square one. So it’s not really worth the space on my phone.
Missing 1 thing 3/5
Nice app/remote would be 5 perfect except one crucial thing no volume button with that being said I’m one gonna give this app 3 stars once they add ability to change the volume using the app I’ll rewrite a review that will rate the app perfect 👌🏼
Not worth it 1/5
The app worked for maybe 2 weeks before it would no longer connect with my Apple TV, despite being on the same WiFi network. Just order a new Apple TV remote through the amazon app, their app works perfectly.
SO BUGGY COME ON APPLE!!!!!!! 1/5
By Want to use it.. But..
Please fix. If it can’t tell music is playing on Apple TV, then just leave the next / forward buttons displayed all the time.
Gen 3 replacement 5/5
I don’t know what these people are talking about. This app works great and is much better than the remote I had for my 3rd gen unit. I love that I can get a keyboard on my iPad screen to type what I am searching for. The finger pad created on the iPad is a great way to navigate.
It did work great 1/5
Now it doesn’t work at all. I open the app and it can’t find my Apple TV. Not just on my phone but every single device I have linked to it. Everything is running on the latest OS but maybe that’s my problem since it all worked before I updated to 11.3.1.
Needs improvement 3/5
Keeps crashing, saying it's not connected to my Apple TV or keeps closing the app on my phone...
Needs a lot of work 2/5
Don’t you dare open this app before your Apple TV is up and running and waiting for you. Stupid thing won’t show all the controls if you open it too soon. You have to either reboot your phone or the Apple TV! What a piece of junk
Stops working 1/5
Come on Apple. You're better than this. Get this app to work. It did for a bit, but it only says my Apple TV is offline and never connects any more, even when I'm watching something on the Apple TV. My regular tv remote somehow took over controlling the Apple TV so the Apple remote doesn't work any more. I can't do all the things on my tv remote that I can on the Apple remote, like close apps, and I have to unplug the Apple TV box to restore order. I'm about ready to go with a firestick because Apple is losing it.
Keeps disconnecting 1/5
The app worked fine as soon as I downloaded it, but I tried using it the following day and it doesn’t connect to my AppleTV. Yes, I did make sure that all devices are on the same WiFi. I removed the app and downloaded it again and it worked fine. The next day, the exact same issue.
What a half baked product 1/5
This includes the new menus for the Apple TV.
Think of the worst product user interface and this pretty much mimics it. Who developed this?! Where they starved of oxygen?! I know i should provide more constructive criticism, but really did you try to see if average users could work with this?? I don’t mean developer, just regular off the street, i mean that is the target for this.
I also find myself jumping from my phone to the Apple TV remote. Make up you mind which one!
The only way it would be worst is if it did nothing, right now you just can’t do much and the additional apps seem to have no template/guidance on how to make consistent menus/paths specially when they provide the same service.
My suggestion, remove the name Apple from this.
Doesn’t connect to Apple TV 1/5
Doesn’t work - trouble shooted and reset everything - surprised Apple has such a poorly functioning app -
Really? No widget? 2/5
Why isn't there a widget for this? Apple products on an Apple platform should have all the bells and whistles and perform seamlessly. Instead, it goes to sleep and constantly drops connection.
Only works IF YOU HAVE THE REMOTE 1/5
Literally the dumbest app ever. If I download an Apple TV remote that might mean that I don’t have the Apple TV remote? I don’t know, I mean just maybe. So why is it asking me to USE THE REMOTE TO GO TO THE SETTINGS!? Honestly so stupid. I wish I could just rate it 0 stars because it doesn’t even deserve 1. I’ve never written a review on anything. That’s how frustrated I am with this stupid app.
This Blows 1/5
I own more than one Apple TV, shocking I know. Had the developers thought, hey maybe this apple product will be popular people might want to load multiple devices into the que so they can use their phone or iPad on either tv. But no foresight is cool not a lot of tech companies work that angle. You’ve found a niche’.
Rarely works 1/5
Wish this had arrows instead of the pad sensing what direction you’d like to go. The sensory pad rarely works making it impossible to navigate and use.
More connection issues 1/5
If you’re familiar with computer networking, it may blow your mind that an app like this can _find_ your Apple TV no problem, get it’s name and info reliably, but then fails 100% of the time to actually “connect” to it. Same Wi Fi network and everything is just an excuse— this is 2018, and Apple is the largest tech company in the world with ownership of both the TV and the phone platforms, and a cloud platform that could connect the two. If anyone can make a simple remote work, and work well, it _should_ be Apple. Still, my Roku remote works every time, and this almost never works. While I’m at it, the actual Siri remote is a terrible design— half the time you grab it you don’t know which way is up, and the stupid touch scrolling region is about the least precise way to navigate I’ve ever used on a computer. #mademegrumpy
Please move the TV Button 3/5
By Moron test up arrow
I love the convenience, but every single time I use it, I hit the stupid TV Button. Please move it to the top or to the side to make it harder to accidentally hit when going for the home button.
Won't connect 1/5
By Alex riel
Updated 10/27/17..updated 2/24/18... updated 5/5/18....