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    Apple TV Remote Alternatives

    Apple TV's remote software allows you to control Apple TV with your iPhone and iPad touch-based keyboard, a swipe of your finger, or just for use along with the physical (yet fragile) Siri Remote bundled with every Apple TV box. You can access this on the iPhone or iPad of your choice by swiping up into the Command Center and selecting the Apple TV Remote icon. The ability to speak commands into the remote allows for more people than ever to access content than would otherwise be possible.

    Though the ability to control your Apple TV is built in to every iPhone and iPad, the functionality is "what you see is what you get." For those of you that desire more customization and robust control over your Apple TV from your iPhone or iPad, the alternatives listed on this page should help.

    This page was last updated Mar 26, 2021

    1. Control iTunes and Apple TV using your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad over your Wi-Fi network. Choose playlists, songs, and albums as if you were right in front of your computer or Apple TV.
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    2. Best alternative for your Apple TV remote! Plus keyboard and Smart TV volume control! Lets you to: - easily navigate Apple TV menus - watch movies, songs or TV programs - quickly send text queries, - change TV volume - control AppleTV from Widget.
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    3. A simple menubar app that allows you to control an Apple TV from your desktop. Usage 1. All of the keys are mapped to the keyboard when the application is open (pressing return or enter on the keyboard for select, delete for Menu, etc).
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