I lost my apple tv remote. can I use the remote application on my ios device to control apple tv?

I can't get the Apple remote app on my iphone to see my apple tv. I lost the remote to the apple tv two years ago because I could not figure out how to use it and I lost track of the remote. Now I want to try again. Do I have to buy another remote or can I control apple tv with the remote app on my iphone. It's an apple tv 3rd generation.

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    Very simple solution if you have an Xfinity remote:

    Press Aux (Device) Button
    Hold Setup Key until Aux Button Blinks Twice
    Type in code 31115 (Aux Button will blink twice, if it is a long blink try last three steps again)

    This allows up, down, left, right to act as controls. Center ok/select button as enter. Last as back button.

    I lost my remote, was up an running in 2 minutes.

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  • You should be able to if your Apple TV and your iPhone are accessing the same wi-fi network, the Apple TV has Home Sharing turned on (check its Settings), and both devices are using the same Apple ID.

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  • Yes. Turn on home sharing on both devices and log in with the same apple ID. It should work from there.

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