The new Siri remote that comes with 4th Generation Apple TV is undoubtedly smart enough. But if you have kids in your house, you’ll have to keep your Siri remote safe like a treasure. Being smart does not make Siri remote durable enough to handle falls.
Now the question is what would you do, if you want to operate your Apple TV? The answer is your Apple Watch. Yes, you can do basic functionality on your Apple TV using the Apple Watch. Check the guide below for complete details, but before starting the process make sure you have updated your Apple TV to latest tvOS version. In addition, your Apple Watch should also be on latest WatchOS version.
How to Use Apple Watch as Remote for Apple TV
Step #1. On your Apple Watch press the Digital Crown to go to home screen.
Step #2. From the tiny little icons of app, tap on the Remote app icon followed by Add Device to get your pairing passcode.
Step #3. Now on your Apple TV, go to Settings → General.
Step #4. Now select Remotes.
Step #5. Now click on “Select to Add” beside Apple Watch.
Step #6. Enter the Passcode in Apple TV from the Apple Watch to pair them.
Step #7. Click on Done to confirm the operation.
That’s it; you have now successfully setup your Apple Watch to work with your Apple TV. You can use options like: Menu, select, pause, play, skip forward or back. Some exclusive features of Siri remote do not work with Apple Watch.