How to Use an iPhone to Control an Apple TV

The Apple TV allows you to stream various kinds of media, such as movies and music, to your television. You can even use it to access your Netflix or Hulu Plus account. You can use your iPhone to control it, kind of like a remote. Here's how:

Step 1
The first thing you need to do is download the “Remote” app for your phone. This app is free and made by Apple.

Step 2
Make sure your Apple TV and your iPhone are connected to the same internet network. You cannot sync the two if they are not on the same Wi-Fi connection.


Step 3
Open up your Remote app on your phone. You should see an option to “Add Library.” When you select this the app will give you a four digit password which you will then plug into your Apple TV.

Step 4
With your Apple TV hooked up to your TV, go into General Settings. Select “Remotes” –there should be an option for your iPhone to click on. When you do this you will be prompted for the password you got from you Remote app. Plug in the password and click “Done.” You now have access to your Apple TV library from your phone.


 
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