Apple TV — a great way to enjoy content on the big screen, but how do you manage the device Android ? Although Apple does not release an official remote TV app for the platform, in Google Play Store there is a large selection of third-party applications ; However, do not waste time on self-disassembly. We’ve picked our favorite option and are going to set it up. You will instantly watch your favorite Netflix shows and stream Apple Music .

Our best app for Apple TV on Android

Because there were so many different apps on the Google Play Store for Android devices, it took a while to find an app that was almost perfect, but we’re pretty sure that’s exactly what we did when we discovered AnyMore Universal remote + WiFi Smart Home Control . Combining the ability to manage devices with WiFi or an old-school IR blaster, and a user-friendly interface, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

In this tutorial, we will use the Wi-Fi control feature as it is compatible with all Android tablets and smartphones.

Setting up the AnyMote App for Android

Before you can start using the AnyMote app to control your entertainment, you need to set it up on your Apple TV. To get started, follow these steps:

Before you continue, make sure your Apple TV and Android device are already connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  1. Download AnyMote from the Google Play store.

  2. Launch the AnyMote app, select the option » Control my WiFi devices» .

    Control my WiFi device with AnyMote
  3. Select an option from the list Apple TV (beta) .

    Selecting the Apple TV option in AnyMote
  4. AnyMote will now find the Apple TV on your Wi-Fi network and when it appears, select it from the list.

    If you’re having trouble finding your Apple TV, make sure your Android device and Apple TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  5. On your Apple TV, go to submenu Remote in application » Settings» .

    Apple TV Generations 1-3 : Settings > General > Remote

    Apple TV 4 and 5 generations : Settings > Remotes & Devices > Remote Apps & Devices

    If you’re not sure which generation of Apple TV you have, use the Apple support web page, to correctly identify it.

  6. Choose an option AnyMote-Smart Remote on the screen and then enter the pin code, displayed on your Android device.

  7. AnyMote will connect with Apple TV and you can enjoy your favorite content.

Controlling Apple TV with AnyMote

To use AnyMote as an Apple TV remote at any time in the future, simply open the app on your Android device. AnyMote showcases your virtual remote with buttons similar to those you’ll find on a physical Apple TV remote. Use arrow buttons in the center for navigation and click button OK to make a selection on the screen.

AnyMote App for Android

At the bottom of the screen, you’ll also find media buttons to quickly pause, play, rewind, or fast-forward your content. Additional buttons at the top of the screen include » Home» » Menu» » Playback» and » Keyboard» .

  • Home: press this button to return to the Apple TV home screen.
  • Menu: press this button to return to the previous OSD menu.
  • Playback: press this button to play or pause playback.
  • Keyboard: click this button to use your Android device’s keyboard to enter information on your Apple TV (as shown in the picture above).

Troubleshooting the AnyMote App

It should be noted that the process of controlling an Apple TV through an Android device usually showed problems in our testing. Thus, you may encounter a situation where your Apple TV refuses to connect to your Android device, or the device is connected but does not control the screen content.

If this issue occurs, follow these troubleshooting steps:

Finally, if you are still having issues, try contacting the AnyMote team via their support page . Otherwise, check out some others remote applications that we recommend to control Apple TV via Android.

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