Apple Remotte problems in workouts

using Wahoo Kickr, Companion bluetooth, and Apple TV. selecting the FTP is nearly impossible. can get it set and then off that section without it changing. also, when I select a workout (and it turns blue) I cannot get out of that section to select the WORKOUT button at the bottom. also, sometimes I cant select the ERG button. it takes 15 minutes of floundering around with the remote to select a workout. Is this just an Apple TV remote issue? any tips?

PS cannot get the remote on Iphone to work. it recognizes the TV but does not otherwise work.