Ferdinand Lösch Ferdinand Lösch - 1 year ago 104
Swift Question

How to access Siri Remote play/pause button and override menu button

How can I access the play/pause button with the Siri remote and override the menu button? I am currently using this, but it is not working for me. My program crashes when I use this code but only when I call it four example pressing the pause button
The coders is currently positioned below didMoveToView next to touchesBegan

let tapGesture = UITapGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: "handleTap:")
tapGesture.allowedPressTypes = [NSNumber(integer: UIPressType.Menu.rawValue)]

Answer Source

I fixed my problem by moving the tapRecognizer selector into my previously set up touch handler function so the code would look like this now

 private func handleTouches(touches: Set<UITouch>) {
    for touch in touches {
        let touchLocation = touch.locationInNode(self)
        lastTouch = touchLocation

        let tapRecognizer = UITapGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: Selector("handleTap:"))
        tapRecognizer.allowedPressTypes = [NSNumber(integer: UIPressType.PlayPause.rawValue)];


func handleTap(sender: UITapGestureRecognizer) {
    if sender.state == UIGestureRecognizerState.Ended {
        print("Menu button released")


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