Use Voice Search with your Apple TV

If you thought that Amazon’s latest offering, the FireTV is the only Media Player/Set-top box that lets you search the stores using your voice, think again. Apple TV has had that feature for quite sometime, you’ll need an iOS device and the Remote app, though.

Open the Remote app, tap on your Apple TV, and you will be able to control it. If you go to a search field, you can dictate into your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, instead of typing.


If you tap the search button in one of the stores like Movie, TV shows, or Music, the Remote app will display a search field. In the keyboard below the field you’ll see a microphone button, just to the left of the spacebar. Tap this button, and speak into your iDevice’s microphone.

As you speak, you”ll see the waves dancing around at the bottom of the screen. When you’ve finished, tap Done, then tap Return. The text will be sent to your Apple TV.

If you own an iOS device in addition to your Apple TV, this is an almost effortless way to use voice search with your Apple TV.


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Shaminder Pal Singh

I am a student by day and tech blogger by night. I try to bring to the public the latest and greatest news from the tech world!

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