Are you tired of fumbling around for your Apple TV remote to change the channel or adjust the volume? Well, guess what, your trusty Apple Watch can now take on the role of a remote control, making your TV experience smoother and more convenient than ever.
Let’s delve into the step-by-step guide on how to pair and wield the power of your Apple Watch to enjoy your Apple TV shows without having to search high and low for a remote control.
For your convenience, we have divided the tutorial into two parts.
Part 1: How to pair your Apple Watch with Apple TV
First things first, make sure your Apple Watch and Apple TV are both connected to the same WiFi network. Once you’ve ensured they are both on the same network, please do the following.
Step 1: Open the Remote App
Swipe to see the apps on your Apple Watch and find the Remote app, which looks like an old-school play button. Then, tap to open.
Step 2: Tap on Apple TV
If you don’t see it listed on your Apple Watch, no worries – just tap the Add button.
Step 3: Navigate to Apple TV settings
On your Apple TV, go to “Settings,” then select “Remotes and Devices,” and click on “Remote App and Devices.” Once inside, choose “Apple Watch.”
Step 4: Enter the passcode
Type in the passcode displayed on your Apple Watch. Once the pairing icon pops up, your Apple Watch is ready to take charge.
Part 2: Use your Apple Watch to control Apple TV
Now that your Apple Watch and Apple TV are synced, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the Remote app
Swipe to your apps, locate the Remote app, and tap to open.
Step 2: Navigate the menu
Choose your Apple TV on the app and swipe up, down, left, or right to smoothly move through the Apple TV menu options.
Step 3: Make your selection
Once you’ve landed on your desired choice, a simple tap will do the trick.
Step 4: Play and pause at your fingertips
Need a quick break? Tap the play/pause button on your Apple Watch to pause or resume playback on your Apple TV shows.
Step 5: Navigate back or go home
Use the “Back” button to retrace your steps or hit the “Home” button to return to the main menu.
Pro tip: For an even quicker access route, open the Remote app directly from the “Now Playing” app. In “Now Playing,” tap the “Back” button, select your Apple TV, tap on “More Options”, and hit “TV Remote.”
How to troubleshoot
If at any point you have trouble controlling your Apple TV with Apple Watch, ensure that both devices are connected to the same WiFi network. Moreover, please make sure Bluetooth is enabled on both devices.
If issues persist, a quick restart or checking for software updates might do the trick. Visiting the Apple support website might also provide additional troubleshooting steps.
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On a final note
Connecting your Apple Watch to Apple TV may sound like a time consuming process, but it will only take you a few minutes to sync the two devices and ensure seamless navigation. So, say goodbye to the days of remote hunting and embrace the simplicity of wrist-controlled entertainment. It’s a small shift that makes a big difference in your TV-watching experience.
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