Other things you can ask Siri

Siri can do much more than find you a great show to watch. You can also use Siri to open an app or switch to another app on your Apple TV, control the playback of a video you’re watching, learn more about the actors or directors of a show, and much more.

Navigate Apple TV

You can use Siri to open or switch to an app on your Home screen.

Ask Siri. Say something like:

  • “Open App Store”

  • “Launch Netflix”

  • “Go to Photos”

While playing video

When you’re playing video content there are a number of commands you can use to control playback.

Ask Siri. Say something like:

  • “Pause this”

  • “Play from the beginning”

  • “Skip forward 90 seconds”

  • “Jump back 10 minutes”

  • “Turn on closed captioning”

  • “Turn on French subtitles”

  • “What did she just say?”

    In this case, Apple TV skips back 15 seconds and temporarily turns on subtitles.

Get more information about a show

You can ask questions to get more information about a program you’re watching.

Ask Siri. Say something like:

  • “Who stars in this?”

  • “Who directed this?”

  • “What’s this rated?”

  • “When was this released?”

Get information

You can ask Siri about other topics, like sports, weather, and stocks.

Ask Siri. Say something like:

  • “Who won the World Series?”

  • “Who are the Mavericks playing tomorrow?”

  • “How’s the weather?”

  • “What’s the weather in Vancouver?”

  • “When is sunset in Paris?”

  • “Where’s the NASDAQ today?”

  • “How’s Apple’s stock?”

The results appear at the bottom of the screen.

Sports Results

In some cases, you can swipe up on the Touch surface to reveal more information.

Note: Not all Siri commands are available in all apps.