A lot of Apple users and Alexa owners have been having this particular question in their minds. We have observed many similar questions where users wanted to know whether or not their Alexa device can control their Apple TV, and if yes, what is the procedure to do so.
In this article, we have clarified the answer for can Alexa control Apple TV, and if so, how to make that happen? Just follow the article from start to end.
To answer the main question, no, there is no direct method or integration to get Alexa to control your Apple TV. But there are still some features such as volume and play/pause control regarding smart speakers if connected to the Apple TV through Bluetooth. To set the speaker to be controlled by Alexa, you can give Alexa a command to enable Bluetooth. Now you can go to Apple TV settings and then connect the TV with your Echo speaker.
It is noteworthy that you cannot access the features like ‘forward’ and ‘rewind’. Additionally, many users have suggested not to use Bluetooth with your Apple TV as it might not be a practical option.
Can Alexa Control Apple TV?
Most users prefer using the one very effective method to link their Alexa and Harmony hub remote together. Then they send the commands to their Apple TV using this remote. To link Alexa with the Harmony hub remote-first, you will have to set it up with your Apple TV.
Now, to do this, you can search for Wi-Fi devices on the Harmony Hub. You can even use the search function and locate the Apple TV first to proceed with the pairing procedure. You will have to provide your information to pair the Apple TV with the Harmony Hub. Once you have paired your Apple TV, you can start creating activities in the Harmony Hub and control the Apple TV accordingly.
After you have done all the processes explained above, you will use the Alexa app and set up the voice commands according to your requirements. Moreover, you will also be able to control the Apple TV without accessing it with any remote. However, you won’t have much access to the features at a full range, and you will still have to use the Apple TV app to stream specified content at a particular hour.
Having mentioned that, we should also state that you can still use the basic commands consistently on your Apple TV. However, some users find themselves confused and daunted by the high-tech info on the internet. If you are one of them and still don’t understand the procedure, then many videos on YouTube will guide you through each step in a much more illustrative manner.
As we have established no direct roots through which Alexa can control Apple TV, you can still apply the alternative. You will have to connect your Apple TV to your Harmony Hub or even to the Bluetooth in case the former doesn’t work.
This is the only way you can use features, although limited, towards controlling your Apple TV using Alexa. Upon going through the most users prefer using Harmony Hub since it is way more reliable than Bluetooth and doesn’t have many errors.
But not everyone will have Harmony Hub available with them. In such a case, you can always try pairing your Echo device with Bluetooth. We certainly believe that out of the two, at least one will work just fine for you.