How to stop Apple TV home button from opening the TV app

Apple TV Settings

Noticed the home button on your Apple TV doesn't go to home anymore? Once updated to tvOS 10.1, the default behavior of the home button on Siri Remote changes automatically. Instead of returning to the home screen, the home button opens the TV app. Apple introduced the TV app to help unify all of the different streaming services and media libraries in one place.

All-new Apple TV Remote app now available

Apple TV Remote iOS

The wait is over for Apple TV owners looking forward to a new remote control option. The official Apple TV Remote app has been released by Apple after being revealed earlier this year. Once installed, any compatible iOS device will function as a remote control for second, third and fourth-generation Apple TV set-top boxes. Not only does the app simplify text entry with a keyboard for search fields, it offers full control of media playback.

New iOS Remote app will replace Siri Remote

Siri Remote 2015

One of the highlights of the fourth-generation Apple TV is the Siri Remote. Compared to the previous Apple TV remote control, the Siri Remote vastly expands on its capabilities. In addition to a glass Touch surface for navigation and swipe gestures, the unit listens with dual microphones for voice commands. The Siri Remote even doubles as a gaming controller, with a built-in gyroscope and accelerometer. Apple has long offered the Remote app for iOS devices to get in on the action.

How to use the Apple TV Siri Remote to control TV volume / power

Apple TV 4G Siri Remote

Once the Apple TV is installed, simplifying control of the entertainment system is possible with Siri Remote. Both the Apple TV and the Siri Remote are capable of interacting with TVs and other equipment thanks to built-in infrared capabilities and HDMI-CEC compatibility. In other words, you can control the TV volume with the Siri Remote after a few simple steps. Follow these instructions to teach the Apple TV how to pretend it's a third-party remote control.

How to remote control presentations with Apple Watch

Keynote remote control

Using PowerPoint or Keynote to deliver presentation slideshows just got easier with the Apple Watch. Now presenters can remote control slides right from the watch, with no other external remote needed. Keynote for iOS version 2.5.3 adds support for the Keynote Remote Apple Watch app. Previously, Keynote users could use their iOS devices to remote control a slide presentation on a Mac. Apple Watch functionality operates in much the same manner.


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