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ZMacintosh

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Just curious if anyone is able to control their TV Volume with the AppleTV Remote App (iPhone)?

I have two set-ups,

TV1 <- Soundbar via HDMI port 1 / AppleTV via HDMI port 2. Remote App controls volume no problem + turn on/off, all functionality

On the other set, the volume controls function stopped

TV2 <- AppleTV via HDMI port 1

In the past the volume controls worked, swapped it out with TV1 and had the Soundbar + AppleTV connected and that worked, in the past standalone TV<->AppleTV 4 volume controls worked. Not sure what changed (no tv updates seem to affect it).
 

ZMacintosh

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It works well on the hdmi connected sound bar, with just the tv it did work briefly, early on with the initial appletv 4 release and app.

It certainly powers on and off the tv.
 

BeefCake 15

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It works well on the hdmi connected sound bar, with just the tv it did work briefly, early on with the initial appletv 4 release and app.

It certainly powers on and off the tv.

I have an LG and no soundbar currently just TV sound and it never worked to turn the volume.
 

ZMacintosh

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thanks for the confirmation, must have been a fluke since I did not add a soundbar until a few months after.

Hopefully this can be updated in a software release. Siri remote works fine of course (IR).
 
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