Voice commands are at the heart of the Control Center experience. You can search for shows, live TV channels (if you’re a subscriber), and even the devices that you have plugged into your television.
Simply press and hold the MIC button on your Control Center remote and speak what you want to search for. Control Center will scan through all of the apps, devices, and services to find exactly what you’re looking for. Then select the content you want to launch from the list.
Once you start using Control Center to launch shows, it will learn what episodes you are on. Then you can tell Control Center to “watch” that show. For example, if You’ve been watching House of Cards on Netflix, you can say “watch House of Cards”, and Control Center will jump right into the next episode. For a list of possible voice commands, click here.
You can also ask Control Center to "watch" the name of any of your devices and it will automatically switch to that source.
Searching for Live TV Shows
If you’d like to watch a specific program, press and hold the MIC button on your Control Center remote, speak the name of the program or event, and Control Center will search for any available options and display them in the search results page:
Search results are organized into different categories on the left hand side, and any live TV options are in the “Live” category.
Searching for Youtube Content
After performing a voice search, you can launch youtube content that was found in the search. Simply navigate to the left side of the search results and select "Web". If you have a compatible web streaming device, these results will automatically launch in the YouTube app:
The Watch command
For any content that is in your Caavo Cache on Control Center, saying "watch" before the movie title, show, episode, channel or device will automatically open the appropriate service and start video playback.
For example, you can say "watch Netflix", "watch CNN", "watch AppleTV", "watch The Big Lebowski" or "watch Game of Thrones" and if that item is in your Caavo Cache, or connected to Control Center, it will automatically begin playback.
Control Center will only automatically tune to a channel if it can find an exact match. For better success in getting the right channel to automatically tune, try using the channel number instead of the call sign, or the complete channel call sign. For example, you might try ESPNHD instead of ESPN.
Without the "watch" keyword
If you say the movie title, show, episode, channel or device name, but do not use "watch," Control Center will do a search for the term you used.
For example, you can say "Netflix", "CNN", "AppleTV", "The Big Lebowski" or "Game of Thrones" and Control Center will show you the search results page for the term you used. You can then select the item you wish to watch, and press the select button to start playback.