Apple Watch Remote: Watch as a remote control for iTunes and Apple TV

If you want to get even more smart workflow out of the Apple Watch at home, then you can relatively easily use the Apple Watch as a remote control for Apple TV and iTunes. Information on coupling tvOS and watchOS or the music application under macOS is available, among other things in writing from Apple Support. I still have you useful apps for using the Apple Watch as a remote control and related information, hints and tips. Have fun with the multimedia experience;)

Use the Apple Watch with the Remote app as a remote control for Apple TV or iTunes on the Mac: Here's how!

Use the Apple Watch with the Remote app as a remote control for Apple TV or iTunes on the Mac: Here's how!

Apple Watch as a remote control - Apple TV

In order to use the Apple Watch as a remote control for the Apple TV device on the television or with iTunes on the Mac, the devices must be integrated into the same WiFi network as the watch. Once that has been clarified, simply open the remote app on the watch and then tap on the “Add device” menu item. To pair the Apple TV, proceed as follows in its menu:

  • 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV: Settings -> General -> Remote control -> Select Apple Watch
  • 4th generation Apple TV: Settings -> Remote control and devices -> Remote app -> Select Apple Watch

A four-digit code is then displayed on the watch, which you have to enter on the Apple TV to complete the pairing. When the same is done, a pairing symbol is displayed on the Apple Watch. Now you can control the program on the TV with the clock.

Watch as Remote Control - iTunes on Mac

As mentioned above, Apple Mac, iMac or MacBook and the Apple Watch must be integrated in the same WLAN network. If that happens, select the remote app on the watch again and tap on "Add device". This icon appears in iTunes after you pair your watch with your computer:

Source: Apple.com

Source: Apple.com

Click on the symbol and a four-digit code for pairing will be shown on the watch display. Enter this in iTunes and the fun begins. You can now control media playback on the Mac with the watch. Among other things, the Digital Crown can be used to change the volume. You can also use the symbols on the display to skip titles, play and pause, etc. You can find more details on the Apple support page linked above;)

iPhone as a remote control

If you want to take the “detour” via the iPhone, there are also options here to control the Apple TV and iTunes remotely on the Mac. In addition to the tools integrated by Apple, two apps from the store help. Admittedly, they have mixed ratings, but you can give the free applications a test to see whether they are something for your iPhone or iPad:

[appbox app store id284417350]

[appbox app store id1096834193]

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