Control the Apple TV

Starts off by waking up the TV, setting it to my account and my preferences, and then presents a menu for taking advantage of all the Apple TV remote actions available in Shortcuts.

This multitool is part of my “Watch Something” shortcut on my Home Screen, letting me have full control over the Apple TV without needing to find that tiny little remote.

Menu includes options for:
• activating the Screensaver
• the Up Next queue in the TV app
• turning subtitles on/off
• recreating the “What did they just say?” feature and other Skip controls
• opening a specific app
• showing the Remote on the current device
• sleeping the TV

These actions could be separated out into single commands for Siri usage as well.
Rating
5
5/5
Level
Actions
49
Actions

Shortcut Details

How this works:

Starts off by waking up the TV, setting it to my account and my preferences, and then presents a menu for taking advantage of all the Apple TV remote actions available in Shortcuts.

How to use this:
This multitool is part of my “Watch Something” shortcut on my Home Screen, letting me have full control over the Apple TV without needing to find that tiny little remote.

Menu includes options for:
• activating the Screensaver
• the Up Next queue in the TV app
• turning subtitles on/off
• recreating the “What did they just say?” feature and other Skip controls
• opening a specific app
• showing the Remote on the current device
• sleeping the TV

These actions could be separated out into single commands for Siri usage as well.
Matthew's Rating
5/5
Complexity Level
Total Actions
49
Supported Features
Works well on:
Folder grouping

Key Actions

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