I was hopeful 1/5
For some odd reason it didn’t see my Apple TV connection. It and my phone are on the same WiFi network. At least I have the physical remote.
Was perfect until it stop working 3/5
This WAS the best app for a remote until it stopped working. I’ve been using this app for years and of course like everyone I lost my remote. Today out of the blue it just wouldn’t connect to internet. My connection is fine, actually in the room this remote is in the WiFi is the best. But it will not connect! I’ve tried everything restoring my Apple TV.. deleting the app and reinstalling still does not work.. it just stopped! It’s so weird. Bluetooth is on and can connect to everything BUT the app.. I’ve had to pair a controller from another Apple TV to check and see if something was wrong.
PLEASE ADD TV VOLUME OPTION 3/5
Only thing missing is tv volume option- otherwise a good app
Love it....when it actually works 2/5
By Trey's iTunes
Great app when it actually works, which is about 2 days/wk right now. I delete and download the app seemingly twice a week at very least right now. Yesterday it would open, but the control square didn’t work at all. Today it’s saying it’s not hooked up to my wifi, even though both my phone and my AppleTV are both clearly hooked up and working. Just beyond annoying.
GREAT APP AND REALLY CONVENIENT JUST... 5/5
I love this app! It’s a really good on the run utility kinda app. It’s really convenient weather u don’t have a remote, just wanna quickly sit down and watch tv, or maybe you lost ur remote or it might not even work right. However I wish they could add (this is not a complain) scrolling up and down like the high speed when u hold down the remote as well as the capability when u finish an episode of let’s say a tv show on computers/iTunes, if u picked an episode of let’s say friends when u finish the episode it won’t play the next like an app I feel like I once had or one more thing, perhaps I could search on the app what u want to watch and then u click it and then it plays!
I think there is a glitch 1/5
My remote was working fine until the other day where I can’t swipe up/down or left to right. I can only tap. It so unreliable
Requires 2nd Remote to Pair 1/5
It requires a second remote to pair. If you don’t have a remote yet, it won’t work because you need to navigate to settings to pair it to the Apple TV
Yet to have this work 1/5
I have tried and tried to get this app to work but no such luck. Disappointed to find an app crated by Apple that is basically a piece of junk. Keeps telling me to be on the same WiFi network as my Apple TV (which I was). This really should get zero stars. In the words of Joe Biden, “come on man!”
Doesn’t work and can’t find or connect to the Apple TV. They should remove it from this list so people don’t waste their time. I tried it a few times over the last few months -year and it’s never worked. Fail.
Hasn’t worked in a while 1/5
By Thiago Malena
Hasn’t worked in a while ! What the heck !
Works like it says on the tin 5/5
Works great with my iPhone and Apple TV. Yay.
App has stopped working 1/5
It keeps telling me I need to connect to the wifi but I am connected to the WiFi. WHAT GIVES?! Could we please get an update or a bug fix or something??
Bad App 1/5
Constantly disconnects and refuses to connect.
Huge disappointment! Especially from Apple
barely works half the time 1/5
only button that works is the menu button ... 10/10
Doesn’t work 1/5
Really frustrating. Worked great for about a week and though exactly nothing has changed it now says that there is no connection even though they are both connected to the exact same high speed Internet. Really irritating considering that the remotes that come with them are also garbage.
Volume control 2/5
I cannot control volume via this app
When it works, it works 3/5
Randomly the app just cold shoulders my WiFi and Apple TV. It was just connected but now it’s saying “offline?”
it works when it feels like it, maybe 40ish% of the time
Was good, but isn’t working now 1/5
When I originally downloaded this app, it was great! I had misplaced my physical remote so this was very convenient and actually better than the having the remote!
But recently, the app has stopped working! I can no longer scroll to other apps on my Apple TV. Only the menu button works. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling, disconnecting from wifi and then reconnecting, and everything in between but the app just seems to have malfunctioned. I wouldn’t recommend the app unless they get an update that makes it work.
Never works 1/5
By apple remote doesnt work
Never works, seriously
One of the best apps I ever downloaded. Works flawlessly, better than the actual remote
By joey g ✨
i always lose my remote and i love this app so yeah ✨5 stars✨
??? How is it this bad? 1/5
I had an iPhone 6s for 3+ years. I had this app and it worked the first couple of times I used it. Then it would say I need to be connected to the same wifi as the Apple TV. I was. I chalked it up to my phone being old and Apple loves to slow down old phones. But I just got a BRAND new iPhone 11 Pro and it still won’t work. I’m not brilliant scientist but a remote app? Y’all can recognize me with a hat and glasses on but can’t connect to the EXACT same router I’m on?
I keep putting the code in and it says it’s wrong. I’ve tried to do it numerous times, unpair and repair etc but no luck! Worse app ever!
Good when it works but buggy 2/5
Much helpful app, but buggy. Often I have to exit and reopen the app for it to work.
Not working 1/5
By Kaiju Legend
The app worked great in the beginning but now it is garbage. The only functions that work are in the bottom half with menu and play/pause. The top half I am able to tap the screen and whatever app it is on it will open but I can not move around to select different apps. This is happening on BOTH of my IPhone 11. Other than that the app was great I am now forced to buy a remote so I can watch my Apple TV. MAGA (Make Apple remote Great Again)
Please add volume control!
Needs a fast forward and rewind feature not just go back or skip ahead 10 second, which doesn’t really skip 10 second, more like 2.
Great then not so great 1/5
I loved it at first and I couldn’t understand why there were ANY bad reviews. 1 month later, it stopped controlling the volume from my phone...then the play/pause button didn’t work. Now I have uninstalled and tried reinstalling multiple times and just says “Apple TV not found, make sure you are on the same WiFi.” Which I am...but still nothing. I’ve been trying for 3 hours as I type this.
So many reviews are probably at a timeframe shortly after they downloaded it. Give it some time and it stops working. A shame because it’s a great idea and soooo convenient when it works. Steve Jobs never would have allowed this poor quality that hurts the brand.
It stopped working! 1/5
I used to love this app. However it simply stopped working. It no longer recognizes the Apple TV box. When I Uninstall and reinstall, it works for a few days...and then suddenly stops again. C'mon guys. Can't you please figure this out?
its okay 4/5
i love this app and its very useful for when i loose the remote but urs very inconvenient that there is no way to change the volume off the app. you should at least make it a choice to make it easier for users
Very good but I have an idea 4/5
By urkudj uhrjfgfbfugd
What if when you watch a show at the top of the screen you see the show then the name of the episode. Other than that it is amazing!
Not controlling WiFi 3/5
This app was great when I first got it. Currently, it will not connect to the WiFi. I’m at home and everything else connects to my Apple TV remote app. When working it’s great!
Wish it worked with Bluetooth 2/5
By The Sidewinder Three-Thousand
This is a nice app, but it would be infinitely better if it worked via Bluetooth as well as WiFi.
Works OK, but... 2/5
You took away the 10 second advance and rewind. That was a great feature because sliding the touch screen is super imprecise.
Working perfectly so far 5/5
By Oh Malone
Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist but I kinda wonder if all these 1 star ratings are bots for Apple trying to make this app look bad so some people don’t bother and instead choose to spend the $60 on a new remote.
You can’t change volume! 3/5
I like it except you can’t change the volume!!!
Apple’s worst product 1/5
Woefully unreliable and impractically designed. Constant connection issues. Slippery and imprecise controls. It’s bewildering to me that this app made it through Apple’s rigorous QA testing and still survives years of negative reviews and feedback. Any third party app studio could’ve made a better remote than this embarrassment.
I don’t get it 5/5
By fred bear is cute
I don’t know why this app only has 2 stars it’s way better then using the normal remote because I have 2 grate danes and the remote gets lost In the couch way to often and I use this app at least once a week and don’t have a problem at all but I do have to admit it dose glitch sometimes but that’s only happened like 3 times
Apple TV remote 5/5
By q bade
Is this app on Samsung a 50 or on android version phone
What every body promble 5/5
By jay for k
Like it works you have have a Apple TV then get a Apple device then point it at the tv on the app you dummys
It Just Works...Sometimes 1/5
If your car was this unreliable you would NEVER buy this brand again. Reboot your router, delete the app and reinstall, make sure you’re on the same network and this app MIGHT connect 60-70% of the time. Error messages would ruin the interface so don’t expect those (but rest assured tech support will ask for such a message).
The physical remote stopped working (again indicator lights would ruin such a “beautiful” product) so this was the next best thing. So much for the Apple premium buying consistency or reliability. Bah!
Trash just like the actual remote 1/5
Garbage app. Garbage remote control ... my buttons get stuck and we have used the real remote just a few times .... of course Apple wanted to charge us.
Garbage company that uses Chinese made parts from kids in sweat shops. Pathetic company.
Can’t understand why I can’t use facial recognition to buy a movie. I can for all my other apps. Just not for Apple TV using my Apple iPhone.
Latest update broke it please fix 2/5
No Volume Control 3/5
By Profesh Critic
This app mimics the Apple TV Remote in every way except for volume control, which forces me to go back to the actual remote every time I need to adjust TV volume.
Not working 1/5
After using the Apple TV remote app for years, now it doesn’t work. Can’t connect to WI-FI. Worthless. Come on Apple, FIX IT!
Just plain doesn’t work 1/5
I open it up, and it takes me to a screen to select which Apple TV to connect to (I’ve got 2). It tells me both are off line, though I am watching one of them right now. It won’t let me select either. It doesn’t work.
Amazing app 5/5
It’s so easy to use I live in a house of 7 people and whenever we lose the remote we use this as a substitute and it’s an amazing one and we lose the remote a lot and sometimes my puppy tries to find the remote but she never does. Apples so well so easy to use whenever you want to use it all you have to do is press on the app and turn on a show
Tech Support Please help 2/5
i like the app, when it works. It suddenly stopped working with the latest update.
As of now I can only tap, which is useless without the remote.
As a user, I found it a little more difficult to locate and change settings (CC, etc...) with the prior update)