What if I still can't use HomeKit remotely with my Apple TV?

  1. Check your Internetand Wi-Fi connections on your iOS device and Apple TV.
  2. Update the software on your iOS deviceand Apple TV.
  3. Make sure that your Apple TV is on the same Wi-Fi network as your HomeKit accessories and within about 25 feet of your Bluetooth HomeKit accessories.
  4. Go to Settings > HomeKit and make sure that your iOS device has Use iCloud turned on.
  5. Make sure that your iOS device and Apple TV are on the same network and not in Airplane Mode.
  6. Sign out of iCloud on your Apple TV and sign back in after about two minutes. Make sure that your iOS device and Apple TV are signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID and password.
  7. Make sure that any HomeKit accessories you’ve added using your iOS device can be controlled on your Wi-Fi network or using Bluetooth. If the accessories aren’t within reach, you might need to restart them. Check the batteries in your accessories and replace them if needed.
  8. Restart your iOS deviceand Apple TV.
  9. Go to Settings > Airplane Mode and turn Airplane Mode on and off. Then try to control your HomeKit accessories locally.