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Geoff Palmer Level 1 (15 points)

I love using the Remote app to control my Apple TV. But, there's no volume slider at the bottom. I believe this functionality is supposed to there. Any ideas?



Geoff Palmer

iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.1
  • vazandrew Level 6 (17,986 points)

    If you are streaming content from your IPhone then just double tap the home button and swipe to bring up the volume controls. If you are watching content natively then control the volume via your stereo.

  • nadsta Level 1 (85 points)

    It seems that 3rd gen apple tv has no volume functionality, if you use airplay to stream local content you'd use that device's volume control, but if you stream via iTunes match + remote app you have no volume control as far as I can tell.  Annoying.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,839 points)

    How many other source devices, such as DVD players and satellite systems et cetera do you know that have volume controls.

  • Geoff Palmer Level 1 (15 points)

    Like I said in a similar thread - none. Not a single one. But 99.9% of the remotes for those devices have volume control.

  • Geoff Palmer Level 1 (15 points)

    Thank you, nadsta. That is consistent with the functionality (or lack thereof) that I'm finding. I guess my workaround is that I'll AirPlay stream from my iPhone or iPad vs. playing iTunes Match on my AppleTV and using the Remote app.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,839 points)

    My point is that there is a difference between someone thinking it is a good idea and expecting it to be a feature. If you think it is a good idea then leave feedback with Apple, however I am not sure it is a point about which you should complain, because the notion of not having a volume control on the source device seems quite normal to me.


    This is a user to user community, Apple are unlikely to read your comments, if you have any suggestions that you think might enhance the Apple TV you can send Apple your feedback here.

  • linzayfromhouston Level 1 (0 points)

    Here's the deal: the volume functionality used to be here and was a very practical feature that I used often, especially when I was in my backyard (media room is on second floor).  Sometime over the winter, the feature was lost.

  • nadsta Level 1 (85 points)

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    Here's a familiar source device with volume control

    Winston Churchill wrote:


    How many other source devices, such as DVD players and satellite systems et cetera do you know that have volume controls.

  • vazandrew Level 6 (17,986 points)

    That's iTunes on a computer, not really the same

  • vazandrew Level 6 (17,986 points)

    I don't recall that, you can still control the volume from your IOS device in any case.

  • Paul Penna Level 1 (0 points)

    Using the iPad, at any rate, with the Remote app, you only get the volume slider in Remote if you've intially selected your iTunes library rather than Apple TV in the Remote main screen - the one with the blue background showing an image of the Apple TV box and another of the iTunes icon (musical note in blue circle). If you first choose Apple TV and then opt to access your iTunes library, there is no volume slider in the Remote app. But if you've first selected iTunes from the Remote main screen and then (using the AirPlay selector) opt for Apple TV rather than Computer speakers, the Remote app will show the volume slider.

  • nadsta Level 1 (85 points)

    True but as I understood it, OP asked about iTunes Match + Remote app + Volume rather than Remote app + Airplay from local iTunes library.


    I can't see why Apple would not incorporate level control in Remote app + iTunes match running through ATV, especially when you pay for a service that's supposed to 'free you up' from having all your content stored locally.


    If I can select the tune that's streaming from anywhere via Remote app, its so uncool to have to also carry around another remote which is generally much larger than an iPhone/iTouch.

  • JustanAlias4Me Level 1 (0 points)

    From iTunes on my Mac streaming through Apple TV (2) the volume slider at the top works fine for me. The master volume has no effect.

  • Dennas Davis Level 1 (5 points)

    The original poster asked for ideas and I don't understand why people said that he shouldn't need what he asked for. I need it. It makes sense to take away a function only if you have the ATV hooked up to a traditional tv/stereo. If you use it instead of a stereo, to stream music, then you can control everything via the remote app except volume.

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