Looking for Apple TV remote replacement? Lost native remote?
CiderTV is just for you.

CiderTV is a bluetooth remote control for 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Apple TV. Control your Apple TV right from your Mac.

The app lets to navigate between menus right from your Mac.

Main controls:
Arrow left = Move to the left
Arrow right = Move to the right
Arrow up = Move up
Arrow down = Move down
Enter = Select
Esc = Menu

Option + Arrow up = Select previous device
Option + Arrow down = Select next device
Option + Shift + Tab = Hide/Unhide CiderTV window

To start, just follow easy setup instructions or visit for more details.

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What’s New

Version 2.3

We are constantly working on improving our CiderTV products. Always looking forward to see your reviews!

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

ChaisMeyer ,

Works great, just like the description says it should!

If you need an apple tv remote for your apple laptop or desktop, this is a perfect solution.

The only thing I would like to see it have in the future (as a feature request) would be to set up the remote so it could pause video too. I’m trying to pause shows on netflix by using the “OK” button, like I would with the apple remote, but unfortunately it doesn’t work like that currently.

I LOVE using the arrows and enter keys on my keyboard to navigate around however, thanks for making this and I’d be happy to pay something nominal to continue app development. $2.99 to $4.99/download?

Amyzbbb ,

Saved me $20!

I lost my remote for my Apple TV, and I reset my Apple TV because it was acting up. I didn’t realize till afterward that I wouldn’t be able to use my Apple Remote app on my phone. What a freak out I had. This is the only way my children watch TV, so you can guess I was combing the internet right away for info on what to do. I remembered when I reset my Apple TV it said I could use a bluetooth keyboard, so I wondered about my MacBook, if I could use it. So i searched in the app store for an Apple Remote, and then here and behold this app popped up. What a life saver! Now everything is up and running again. Thanks a million!!

Wizbang Trainer ,

It has potential, but very limited market.

too many bluetooth devices that are in too far away location. This app depends on a stable bluetooth connection and must be the latest technology to work. so if you have a pre 2016 mac, give it up this isn’t going to work for you. It’s a good app, but the bluetooth dependency makes it suceptible to wirelss device interference unless you have the most recent apple hardware. prior to 2016 bluetooth was really just to for arms length (up to 10’) even though the spec for bluetooth said oh 25 to 50 or 100 ft, that was a theorhetical distance without interference from other devices or from environment (walls, other metal items) So you may download it and it’s fine, you may download it and it works once or twice and then won’t connect or does so sporadically. The latter is the bluetooth limitation.


3.9 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+


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