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How to use an iPhone as an Apple TV remote control

All the controls you need

1. Playback controls

How to use an iPhone as an Apple TV remote control

Initially, the app shows controls you need to navigate menus. When playing media, the area below the trackpad gains buttons that jump 10 seconds (video and podcasts), or skim or skip tracks.

Tap Details to reach shuffle or loop music controls.

2. Fast forward and rewind

How to use an iPhone as an Apple TV remote control

Alternatively, lay a finger on the left or right side of the trackpad and hold it there to start skimming video; playback resumes when you lift your finger.

Or, tap to pause, then use fast or slow swipes to fine-tune with variable accuracy.

3.Chapter selection

How to use an iPhone as an Apple TV remote control

Swipe down on the trackpad for a description (on your TV) of what's playing, along with a chapter list, subtitles and alternative audio tracks for video.

When you're done, swipe up till the focus is at the top of the info panel, and again to close the panel.