Apple TV controls shortcuts

Shortcuts for managing playback of currently-active media on an Apple TV.

Use these shortcuts in the Shortcuts widget or via Siri on HomePod to control what’s playing on your Apple TV.

Start/stop the current show, adjust skip times according to your preferences, and pause as needed and turn on your smart lights in other rooms for quick breaks.

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Bathroom break

Starts off by waking up the TV, setting it to my account and my preferences, and then presents a menu for taking advantage of all the Apple TV remote actions available in Shortcuts, including:
• activating the Screensaver
• the Up Next queue in the TV app
• turning subtitles on or off
• recreating the “What did they just say?” feature and other Skip controls
• opening a specific app
• showing the Remote on the current device
• sleeping the TV

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Dishes break

Starts off by waking up the TV, setting it to my account and my preferences, and then presents a menu for taking advantage of all the Apple TV remote actions available in Shortcuts, including:
• activating the Screensaver
• the Up Next queue in the TV app
• turning subtitles on or off
• recreating the “What did they just say?” feature and other Skip controls
• opening a specific app
• showing the Remote on the current device
• sleeping the TV

Get shortcut »

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