In watchOS 5, we gained the ability to control our Apple TV from our Apple Watch. Apple has setup instructions
, but in short: it involves opening the Remote app on the Watch and granting it permission from the Apple TV under Settings > Remotes and Devices > Remote app.
Plus, with my Series 4 Watch, I feel apps have finally become viable. All of my apps open and are ready immediately, and it’s a much smoother experience. I can finally enjoy leaving my phone elsewhere in the house more often, and just having the bare essentials on my wrist.