HomePod Turning Apple TV on/off with HomePod

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by RRIVERA APPL, May 30, 2018.

  1. RRIVERA APPL macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I was able to wake Apple TV with HomePod but can not turn it off/sleep. Anyone tried this command?
     
  2. OutGolfn macrumors regular

    OutGolfn

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    #2
    I’m seeing the same behavior. I can have the HomePod/Siri turn on Apple TV and actual TV, but the “Hey Siri turn off Apple TV” does not work currently. Hopefully Apple addresses this in next update as I have submitted feedback to them.
     
  3. BlankStar macrumors 6502

    BlankStar

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    #4
    I'm at work so can't test, but maybe try other commands? Since you never really turn it "off". Can you make the screensaver pop up?
     
  4. tromboneaholic Suspended

    tromboneaholic

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    #5
    It's able to use HDMI to turn the connected TV on. The screensaver doesn't turn the connected TV off again...
     
  5. kylew1212 macrumors regular

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    #6
    +1 I would like to be able to do this. Set an automation to turn the tv off when I go to sleep..
     
  6. actcyclist macrumors 6502

    actcyclist

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    #7
    I get the message saying it's paused. It then turns off the Apple TV after 15 minutes, which also turns off my TV and soundbar.
     
  7. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816

    3rdiguy

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    #8
    I never knew that you could turn
    on TV/Apple TV with HomePod
     
  8. BlankStar macrumors 6502

    BlankStar

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    #9
    It's a new feature of iOS 11.4 so brand new :)
     
  9. DNichter macrumors 604

    DNichter

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    #10
    What do you say to turn on the TV? "Hey Siri, turn on the Living Room Apple TV" - would that work? I have mine named "Living Room Apple TV".
     
  10. BlankStar macrumors 6502

    BlankStar

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    #11
    I always wake it up by letting it play some music. Haven't tried "turn on".

    "Hey Siri, play some music on the Apple TV in the living room"
     

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