Apple TV remote for TV volume?


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Apr 15, 2012
United Kingdom
I'd like to use the Siri remote to be able to change the volume on my TV, is this possible?

I've tried using the learn remote option, but that seem to be for allowing my TV remote to control my Apple TV, which works fine.

I've plugged my Apple TV into a friends TV which is 10 years old and it controls the volume perfectly, but doesn't work on my 2 year old TV ... Any advice?


macrumors 6502a
Nov 17, 2008
You may have to enable HDMI-CEC on your TV, which goes by a lot of different names depending on the manufacturer (EasyLink, VIERA Link, EZ-Sync, E-link, SimpLink, NetCommand, RIHD, HDAVI Control, RuncoLink, Anynet+, Aquos Link, BRAVIA Sync, Reza Link, etc.).

This will allow the AppleTV to control power, volume and input settings on your tv (which will be really nice if/when they update the remote app to work with the new AppleTV, since it means you can use your iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch to turn on your tv and control volume).


macrumors newbie
Jul 8, 2015
Los Angeles, California
There are two components here; one option lets another device learn ATV commands, while the other lets your Siri remote learn volume commands. I went the first route and realized it wasn't what I wanted, but can control my receiver volume just fine via IR with the Siri remote now. Make sure you're looking at the right option.
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