HT1551: Apple TV: Basic troubleshootingLearn about Apple TV: Basic troubleshooting
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to tlog)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to tlog)
They are infra-red remotes and won't work through walls.
Not planning to cart the AppleTV from room to room are you?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2012 8:46 AM (in response to erict43)
Yes Remote app would be the ideal solution.
There is however no need at all to pair an AppleTV at all - by default it will just work with any remote.
Pairing is only really useful if you have a Mac in teh room with the AppleTV and want to pair separate remotes to each.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2013 11:47 AM (in response to tlog)
It's almost counter-intuitive the way this works. You have to actually "unpair" the remote that it is paired to - then once no specific Apple TV remote is paired, all remotes (any remote, including standard TV remotes) will work!
The step-by-step would be:
Using a remote that is currently paired navigate to General under settings.
Go to Remotes.
Select "Unpair Apple Remote"
Once unpaired, simply back out of all the menus using the menu button to see that it does work. Then try on your other remote(s). It/they will now also work.
You can even use the Learn Remote feature to use a standard TV remote. I use my Directv remote and it works great.
The ONLY thing you need pairing for is if you want only one remote to be capable of controlling the ATV. So therefore unpair any remote that's paired, and you'll be golden.