Needed to use because remote got lost and turns out I need to have a remote to connect this remote. 🤦🏼♀️
By t. frank.
Why is this remote always disconnecting from the Apple TV? Then when I try to connect, the Apple TV doesn’t even pop up to pair. You’re better off buying batteries for your Apple TV remote or a new remote in general.
1/5 stars because it only works 1/5 times... 1/5
It’s great when it works but it’s not very often. The only error message is “Don’t see what you’re looking for? Make sure you’re on the same WiFi network as your apple tv.” My WiFi network never changes, so why does this error come up aaaaallll the tiiiiiimmmmme?! FIX IT!
It used to be a good app but it’s not working anymore
Saves a lot of Clicking on the Remote 4/5
In addition to using the Apple 4K device for TV, I use it for iTunes. I can queue up music and listen through the stereo connection I have established with my Apple device. Using this app, I can type rather than individually click each letter in performing searches for music artists or albums. Once I have made my selections, I can turn off the TV and listen to music. Don’t need an iPad or a computer to drive the music which simplifies the experience.
Horrible worst experience Apple need to market an actual TV
Impossible to Pair! 1/5
How do you use an app that is unfindable and refuses to pair? Answer: you don’t.
Very unreliable. Looses connection a lot and can’t connect.
This app won’t even pair with the Apple TV. 1/5
What is the point? I’ve tried for WEEKS to connect via the random four digit code and half the time it won’t recognize the code I’m looking at, which then makes me think I can’t read, only to realize that I CAN read and the “technology” is dumb.
When it does recognize the four digit code, it just sits there, waiting for something to happen and then it reboots, saying, ‘can’t connect today, I’m eating my feelings’ and then I have to leave it for another two days before it’s ready to communicate again.
This might be the worst relationship I’ve ever had. 1/10 would not date again.
It used to work well, then it became flakey, now it doesn't work at all.
Trying to pair it with my appletv has resulted in numerous buggy side effects, with none of them being a successful pairing. Maybe time to switch to r**u.
Here’s an idea... Apple listen up 1/5
By Anonimously yours
Mirror whats on the screen similar to Remote Desktop from Microsoft to make it easier to navigate whats on the screen!
Never stays connected 2/5
When it is connected it works great. Too bad it always says there are no apple TVs in network, even though the Apple TV is playing. Frustrating.
Worked great but then... 1/5
I loved the app because of how easy it is to login or search on AppleTV apps. After a few months it stopped working. I deleted the app and redownloaded and it still can’t find my AppleTV. Looks like kazillions of people have the same problem and have had them for some time.
Hasn’t worked in over a year. 1/5
1% of the time it works and that is only after I try for 10 minutes.
The whole ‘it just works’ thing has gone away.
Not even close to being a replacement remote
Amazingly unreliable 1/5
By Jerry Bullfrog
This app is so unbelievably unreliable that I’m starting to think it’s intentional, to make sure you buy another physical remote from Apple if you lose yours. If not, it’s an embarrassing disgrace.
Useless 95% of the time 1/5
When it works it works fine. But almost always I get a screen saying “make sure you’re on the same WiFi network as your Apple TV.” Which I KNOW I am. So why won’t it reliably find the Apple TV??? It’s hard keeping track of a tiny remote especially as I have a toddler hiding it. Would love for this to actually work...smh
Refuses to connect right next to it . 1/5
Doesn’t connect. Doesn’t work.
This app is complete trash. “Don’t see what you’re looking for? Make sure you’re on the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV.” I’ve verified that both devices are on the same network and the same screen continues to mock me. Fix your app or lose a customer of Apple TV.
Fix it please 1/5
First of all let me just say that Apple remote widget in control center is no substitute for this app as it’s a pain to switch between any other iPhone app and the control center widget (too many taps). This is why you should fix this app ASAP. On my iPhone XR with Apple TV 4th G text already in a field often isn’t displayed in the input text field of the remote app so I end up typing the wrong thing. Also, autocomplete doesn’t work properly because in addition to entering the word suggested, it keeps the initial text that prompted the app to recommend the suggested word. If this were a third-party app this would be annoying but at first understandable but the fact that this is the official Apple app is truly irritating. Please fix this!
Please fix iPhone X compatibility! 1/5
This app is finally stable, always connects to my Apple TV 4, etc etc. but using it on my iPhone X is painful! Swiping up to exit the app interrupts whatever is playing and takes me to the TV app. APPLE! This is YOUR APP. For YOUR IPHONE X. please update the controls so this app works properly with the iPhone X!
How could this app not work ? 1/5
I have a Apple TV, I have an Apple phone, however the Apple TV remote app on my phone will not work...
This app is terrible unpredictable
Not a good app 1/5
Good luck trying to get it to connect to the Apple TV. Sometimes it works but most of the time it doesn’t.
No volume 1/5
By Eduardo Ali
I don’t get it. What a piece of garbage!
Needs watch support 4/5
Make work with watch
Works maybe 20% of the time. 2/5
I pair it...a few hours later it can't find my Apple TV. Airplay works fine and other 3rd party Apps connect without issue so this is and has been an issue with the Remote app. It's almost mind blowing that this is still an issue.
Worst of time 1/5
Don’t even bother
Terrible, just terrible 1/5
Stops working all the time. Need to delete, reinstall, turn around five times, and pray to the gods for it to work again.
Used to be good 😒 2/5
I hooked up my older Apple TV in the bedroom a couple weeks ago and ever since, I cannot get this app to connect to the primary Apple TV 4K in the living room. Keyboard option comes up on my phone to type, yet doesn’t connect. Sounds like a lot of people are having the same issue, so how about fixing it already?
Piece of sh** app, doesn’t work. Won’t sync with your apple tv and continues to say, “make sure your apple tv and phone are on the same WiFi. Which they are yet the app still doesn’t work, I’ve even manually set the IP address and sub net mask, etc to match the exact information on the apple tv on the network settings option. Not acceptable, especially from a company like apple.
Way to go guys Nothing works 1/5
Ever since the iPhone update my remote app won’t find my Apple TV 3rd gen. I but when I screen mirror it does. So to watch anything on tv I have to mirror it from my phone. Now my Apple TV remote after changing the battery won’t pair either. So what am I doing wrong??
Apple remote 1/5
If app is open for 90 seconds or so the remote will lose connection and will no longer respond until app is deleted then added back.
Where’s the keyboard?! 1/5
When I first got this remote, I LOVED it! I would be alerted when the kids were trying to get on because it would ask me for my password. I could easily input the password without changing rooms, if needed.
Now I can’t even pull up a keyboard. I don’t want my kids to know the password, so I have to cover their eyes or the TV or get their attention somewhere else to pull up Hulu.
Please just add a button so I can get. Keyboard and enter the password from my phone. I’d LOVE if my phone would just notify me again.
It used to work beautifully. Then today it just decided to stop. It won’t connect to the Apple TV even though they’re on the same network. I can airplay from my phone to it, but I can not control the tv itself. I’ve tried resetting my Apple TV. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the app, and still nothing. At this point I think it’s a ploy to get you to buy extra remotes. The app was my only way to control my tv after I had lost mine.
It’s a shame I can’t control my Apple TV with my Apple Watch
Never works 1/5
The Apple TV Remote App NEVER works. It works for a total of 5 minutes about once a week. The app on my phone and the Apple TV are both up to date, both on the same WiFi network, and it still never works. I’ve deleted and reinstalled the application and re-started my Apple TV and still nothing. It’s really annoying.
Just to echo everyone else’s sentiments, this app is terribly unreliable, as more and more of my Apple products seem. It seems like it’s time to make a change.
Add “mirror tv” 3/5
A simple feature addition would make a giant difference. My Apple TV functions as my home system... including for audio... I can’t tell you the amount of times I wanted to change songs, or switch to a different podcast, or navigate to another app from another room. It’s impossible with the remote because I can’t see what’s on the TV to know where I’m clicking.
Add a simple “picture in picture” mirror type display that would allow you to have a little view on the remote of what’s showing on your TV.
Like Youtube does with little video where you can still navigate the app.
Then you could use the remote app as always but pop up a little “view tv” icon whenever you need it.
Doesn’t work 1/5
By Adam Striegel
Pretty self explanatory.
Get it together Apple...
2019! It works perfectly! 5/5
I downloaded this app beginning of 2019. It works 100% I’m very happy. Confused with all the bad ratings, don’t understand why.
5 star for sure! Great app!
Issue waking Apple TV 4K 1/5
I continually have issue waking the device from this remote app. I have a gen3 Apple TV I can always wake with app but the 4K unit will not work regularly.
Remote App version: 2.0.1
Apple TV model: A1842
Apple TV os: 12.1.1
What has happened to Apple? 1/5
This remote, and the physical remote for that matter, are unfortunately a great example of how the intuitive/easy to use nature of Apple products has slipped tremendously over the years. I have been an Apple customer since 2003 and have witnessed the steady decline. The design of some of these products is pretentious and obnoxious, sacrificing ease of use for slick styling and pushing boundaries that no one actually wants to push resulting in a poorly functioning products . It’s also tremendously frustrating since simple fixes could easily be created. Fixes that a child would intuitively imagine. If this remote had simple hard left, right, up and down buttons and 30 second forward and reverse buttons it would probably be a decent remote. I think part of the reason the app lacks this feature is because Apple is always trying to make it more difficult to access other company’s services. They don’t want it to be easy to navigate Amazon Prime or You Tube TV content. How about making your content more appealing, easier to access or competitively priced instead of just making your competitor’s products more difficult to utilize?
Just needs volume controls 3/5
Just needs volume controls
Need a mute button! 2/5
Apple please design a mute button. It’s about time!
Connectivity issues ! 1/5
Seriously Apple ! Get it together with this app . More than 90% of the time it won’t connect .
Doesn’t work at all after recent update. 1/5
Before the update, I needed to connect it to the device every time that I used it. Now, it will not connect at all. App keeps asking me to be sure that I have the Apple TV on the same WiFi network. They are, but it still will not find my Apple TV...😑
Doesn’t work 1/5
Tried many times. Have tried previous versions. They are always disappointing. The small Apple TV remote is easy to misplace
Extremely handy 5/5
By Steve Davidson
I use it (and the Apple Watch component) all the time. It makes it easy to manage the AppleTV, and I really like the text entry it affords. It also makes setup of a new device a snap.