This app is FREE version of the best remote for your Apple TV - CiderTV!
** Take the advantage of the wonderfull CiderTV PRO version in this CiderTV Free**

Always losing your remote? That’s where CiderTV app comes to the rescue. Featured on iDownloadBlog, Product Hunt, AppleTVHacks, Macsources as the best alternative to native ATV remote. More than 50 000 Apple TVs are controlled by CiderTV every day!

With CiderTV you can:
- easily navigate ATV menus with gestures from the app or
- control the box from Notification Center Widget with no need to unlock your iPhone or iPad screen,
- watch movies, songs or TV programs running on your Apple TV,
- find favorite photos, videos, apps and other content,
- quickly send text queries for your Apple TV with built-in keyboard,
- change linked Smart TV volume from same screen.

You should try CiderTV Pro Subscription:
** Special launch price only $1.99/month or $7.99/year

- Unlimited ATV slots
- Ads-free
- Priority support
- Pro Subscriptions are auto-renewable

NOTE: This app needs native remote (only for 1st setup), but even if you do not have it, any other remotes (including apps), paired for use with your Apple TV before will work as well. And once you pair CiderTV next time you'll be safe.

Want a solution right now? There are other options on how you can set up CiderTV without the Remote. For more information please visit our FAQ inside the app or ask support via in-app chat.

To control Apple TV box from widget you need to pair it from the CiderTV app first and then add CiderTV widget to your Notification Center.

Control volume from one device - no more juggling between remotes!
CiderTV is Apple TV remote control + built-in keyboard for use with Apple TV + your linked Smart TV volume control (over IP/DLNA). The app is especially handy in emergency situations (original remote is lost or broken, empty batteries, etc). And it just works!

- Move between items - swipe left/right/up/down
- Go to MENU (Home Screen) - long tap (press for a second) (or use the Menu Button in Native control mode)
- Play/Pause/Select - simple tap
- Go back - double-tap (long tap (press for a second) (or use the Menu Button in Native control mode)
- Rewind or Fast-forward - swipe left/right. Further swipes will increase rewind/fast-forward speed

If you like CiderTV or have any questions - DM @CiderTV in Twitter or email us at

What's New

Version 2.7

As many of you requested we've added the Native remote mode with "Menu" button.
Now you can use the Menu Button to go back or to home screen just like with native remote.
You can switch to previous tap-control CiderTV mode at any time too.

Do you like this new update? Please share us you thoughts

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5

17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Apl tv remote!?!


Oh it's way more than that let me come on we're free the pro version goes for nine dollars and you have to pay every month I mean come on it's got a built-in keyboard I hate the remote without the keyboard I'm going to throw my Apple TV remote way and just use this app. Keyboard that's right fives does for a keyboard you know what I mean frustrate Chin go along when you can't get your pin right or your password for your email or whatever it is with Apple

Weird message keeps popping up on tv


It does what it says it does - replaces your remote. but when you use the app directly, a weird message keeps popping up how the device needs a higher update when both my tv and phone have the most recent update. If you use it as a widget, it works good but it's still annoying whenever I open the app.

Way better than apple tv remote app


This app is very easy to use, and has more option than the apple tv remote app. It also works on mac which is so great. I'm very happy and I'm sure you will be once you start using!


43.7 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
In-App Purchases
  1. +1 Apple TV $3.99
  2. Premium Package Subscription $0.99
  3. Premium Package Subscription $7.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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