Apple today updated its Apple TV Remote app for iOS devices to introduce several new features for the 2018 iPhone lineup and the iOS 12 update, which was released this morning.
The app now supports new screen sizes, making it compatible with the upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max and the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone XR. The iPhone XS Max will be available starting this Friday, while the iPhone XR is coming in October.
Today's Apple TV Remote update also brings support for AutoFill Passwords, a feature that is designed to let you fill saved passwords securely from an iOS device to the Apple TV, alleviating the need to type in a full username and password.
Apple TV Remote is also automatically being added to Control Center as a default option, providing quick access to controls for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV. Apple TV Remote access has been available in Control Center since iOS 11, but until now, it was not one of the default Control Center icons.
Apple TV Remote can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]
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Did you have to do the same?
What I’m getting at is in order for the iPhone to communicate with your setup, there has to be some method for it to talk to your TV, A/V etc..
I’m not an A/V expert so perhaps someone else who has a working volume control and more knowledge can jump in.
If you could take a pic of your Settings - Remotes and Devices - Volume Control screen it may shed some light.
Edit: I found this on Apple site:
Looking for the app's onscreen keyboard or volume controls?
* A keyboard appears in the Apple TV Remote app when you select a text field on your Apple TV.
* Want to change the volume using your iOS device? Receivers with HDMI-CEC volume support let you adjust volume with the volume buttons on the side of your iOS device. You just need to plug your Apple TV directly into your receiver and not into your television. Get help with HDMI-CEC ('https://support.apple.com/kb/ht205225').
[doublepost=1537235796][/doublepost]After playing around with two different setups and reviewing your original comment, it appears your TV is setup to “Auto via IR (TV)”.
If that is the case it appears you are not using HDMI-CEC which is what is required according to what I posted earlier.