Quickly Switch or Force-Quit Apps on Apple TV

With the Siri Remote, the Apple TV is iOS-like in the way we interact with it–from swipes to motion gestures. One useful aspect of this is the App Switcher. Similar to a double-press of the Home button on an iOS device, you can access and switch between apps on your Apple TV.

If an app or game has seemingly stopped responding, you can force quit the app in a similar way to iOS.

  1. On the Siri remote, double-press the Home button (this is the one with a TV icon)
  2. Swipe between the apps using the Touch surface and click to select the one you want to switch to
  3. To force-quit an app, swipe up on the Touch surface–the same gesture asn iOS.