TV that everyone can control.

Apple TV comes with assistive technologies that open up the future of television to everyone. Catch every word of a comedy without needing to hear it. Know what’s happening in every scene of a movie without needing to see it. Or stay up late to binge-watch your favourite series, even if you never pick up the remote.

Switch Control with Platform Switching

Switch Control on Apple TV

Switch Control is a powerful accessibility technology for people with extensive physical motor limitations. It allows you to navigate sequentially through onscreen items so you can select, tap, drag, type, control your media playback and more using Bluetooth-enabled switch hardware. And with Platform Switching, you can control your Apple TV directly from your iPhone, iPad or Mac, without having to set up your switches on each new device.1

Bluetooth Keyboard

As an alternative to using gestures or Switch Control, you can use a Bluetooth keyboard to navigate Apple TV and enter text.2

Switch Control on Apple TV

Siri and Dictation

Siri on Apple TV

The Siri Remote allows you to use your voice to bypass onscreen navigation. Ask Siri to perform a wide range of tasks, such as “Find Andy Samberg movies,” “Rewind exactly five minutes,” “Open Netflix” and more.3 You can also use Dictation to enter text in search fields and sign in to apps with your voice by spelling out your user name and password.

Touch Surface Sensitivity

Customize the Touch surface on the Siri Remote to match your preferred control style. Set Tracking to Fast to make your smaller thumb movements go farther on the screen. Or set Tracking to Slow, so your larger movements will move a smaller distance.

Siri on Apple TV



User Guides

Apple TV User Guide (Tagged HTML)

Learn more with the Apple TV User Guide

Apple TV User Guide (Apple Books)

Open the Apple TV User Guide in Apple Books

Enable accessibility features on Apple TV.

    1. Open settings and select General.
    2. Select Accessibility.
    3. Select the features you want to use.