Apple TV Siri remote scrubbing feature gone?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ddkkpp, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. ddkkpp macrumors 6502

    ddkkpp

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    when the Apple TV was new, I could scrub forward in a stream with a little preview of where I was scrubbing to or scrubbing back to, just by sliding my finger left and right on the controller. This only works sometimes now.

    What is the trick to doing this consistently? I was just watching infuse today and I wasn't able to scrub at all, had to click the touch area, scan forwards, and click again to play.

    Any advice? A setting I'm missing?
     
  2. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    It depends on the app. For me, it rarely works in Plex, but always works for videos I rented or purchased in iTunes. If I want to always see thumbnails when scrubbing, I need to use Plex on my 2016 Roku Streaming Stick.

    The feature isn't gone, it's working as it always has :(
     
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    It only works when paused now.

    I for one like this, as i don't accidentally skip around when picking up the remote in the dark and trying to figure out which way it's facing. or if i accidents touch the remote.
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    You have to tap first, then scrub.
     
  5. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Pause, then scrub. Apple changed it after numerous complaints
     
  6. ddkkpp thread starter macrumors 6502

    ddkkpp

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    Tap as in touch? or tap as in click?

    Even when I stop the stream, and try to scrub forward/back, it doesn't always work. Especially troublesome in Infuse (though this might not be apple's fault).
     
  7. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Click. It always works for me.

    Media players like Infuse always seem to have quirks when it comes to scrubbing. I don't think that's the remote's fault.
     
  8. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    Try in another app.
    1. Click to pause
    2. Swipe to scrub
     
  9. ddkkpp thread starter macrumors 6502

    ddkkpp

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    boooooo. ;p
     

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