Apple Remote App does not support AT4!?!?

FoxD

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 28, 2010
503
247
is this for real? I have tried everything and cannot control my Apple TV 4 via the Apple remote app that is on my phone and Watch.

I always use both my Watch and iPhone to control Apple TV but cannot use them with new Apple TV.

Anyone else think this is terrible? Glad I have my old Apple TVs still...
 

FoxD

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 28, 2010
503
247
Sorry, I checked for some threads but did not see it. Sorry for the repost.

I really cannot believe it...have they said if there is an update coming that will allow for the app to work again? Man...
 

seadragon

Contributor
Mar 10, 2009
1,408
1,453
I feel your pain. My gut feeling is that Apple is working on an updated Remote app that will work well with the new ATV. That along with Bluetooth keyboard support.
 

TurboPGT!

Suspended
Sep 25, 2015
1,595
2,567
No you didn't check for other threads, you didn't check for anything, you just made another whining thread like every other whining thread.
 

dawindmg08

macrumors regular
Sep 25, 2008
115
17
Los Angeles
They HAVE to be updating the app, right? Entering text on the ATV4 is my main gripe about the new interface. Especially on initial setup when you have to type in your account info like 20x.
 

leesweet

macrumors demi-god
Feb 1, 2009
1,044
239
Northern Virginia, USA
Bottom line is, we don't know. There are reports that there is no input to be on the ATV4 except the Siri remote. That means no Remote app and no BT keyboards. That's weird, especially after Tim stood up and said all he said about how wonderful controlling his ATV3 from his Watch was. WTF?!

If they were going to let these work you'd expect to have them work day one and not piss everyone off. But we are where we are and we got nothing for complex data entry. :(