How to quickly go back where you were after accidentally scrubbing on Apple TV remote

By , Nov 19, 2015

Apple TV Siri remote in hand

You’re sitting on your couch watching a movie. You reach for the Siri remote to adjust the volume, and once again, you accidentally scrub forward or backward when your finger touches the Touch surface. Now you’re struggling to scrub back where you were until you find the right spot.

If you own the new Apple TV, you have most likely faced this annoying situation several times. Thankfully, a quick press of a button can fix this problem and take you right back where you were before you accidentally scrubbed.

For all that’s great about the new Apple TV Siri remote, I can count just as many things that are annoying to me, or that compromise on user experience for the sake of beautiful design. But I guess I am digressing.

This cool tip comes compliments of Let’s Talk iOS listener Stephaughn Alston:

Accidentally scrubbed backward or forward? Simply press the Menu button once and you will be directly brought back where you were in the movie. It’s simple, but until someone tells you about it, it might not be very obvious. I know it wasn’t for me.

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  • Boodgie

    Been there, done that….thank you for the tip!

  • Hotrod

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you oh my God the wife and I would start a movie and I would get up and move the remote control to the other side of the room

  • TechnoBuff

    Wonderful tip….Thanks.
    One of those ATV4 niggling bits solved! Bothersome when laying on the couch and you rub against it or sit on the remote mistakenly and it scrubs forward.

  • George

    I’m actually surprised people are finding ways to deal with this terrible remote instead of writing articles about how bad it is. When you people lie to apple about your experience they will never fix these things.

    • White Michael Jackson

      Only for apple. Anyone else would be ripped to shreds.

  • @sexyhamthing

    Great design apple. Kudos!