Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to pielimekey)
Do you have seperate remotes for the Macbook and Apple TV
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2012 2:45 AM (in response to pielimekey)
Disable the IR receiver on the Macbook via System Preferences under Security, General tab.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2012 4:17 AM (in response to Alley_Cat)
Alley_Cat - That's what I did on my iMac a while back because I was having the same issues as pielimekey and that did solve it for me.
But I just went into Apple TV/Settings/General/Pair Remote and noticed I had not paired my Remote with Apple TV. Would pairing the remote with Apple TV eliminate the need to disable the IR on the Mac. That's why I asked if pielimekey had more than one remote as you would not want to disable the ability to use a second remote on the Macbook.
I guess I could test it out by enabling the IR on my iMac and seeing if pairing my remote with Apple TV prevented it from controling the iMac.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2012 4:39 AM (in response to Joe Gramm)
I paired my remote with Apple TV, but the remote was still able to start iTunes on the Mac. I don't have a second remote for the iMac, but I assume if the Mac had it's own remote and was paired to the Mac, the Apple TV remote would not be able to control the Mac.
But in the case of one remote, disabling the IR on the Mac seems to be the only solution.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to Joe Gramm)
Joe Gramm wrote:
... I just went into Apple TV/Settings/General/Pair Remote and noticed I had not paired my Remote with Apple TV. Would pairing the remote with Apple TV eliminate the need to disable the IR on the Mac...
No - the remotes don't know they're paired, only the devices.
My theory on this is that each remote has an identifier code transmitted with the IR instruction.
When a device is paired it only responds to a remote with that identifier and ignores others - so unless the iMac was paired with another remote it would still respond to the one AppleTV was paired to.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 8:39 PM (in response to Alley_Cat)
I have a problem... my SETTINGS / SECURITY/ GENERAL tab does not have an option for IR?
I'm on a macbook pro 10.7.5
My options are:
A login password has been set for this user
Require password for sleep & Screensaver
Show a messsage when screen saver is locked
Disable Automatic Login (this is checked)
Allow application downloads from:
Mac App Store
mac App store & identified developers
Anywhere ( this is checked)
HELP! My remote just keeps playing itunes on my macbook pro when i'm trying to change the channels on Apple TV. Argh!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 3:48 AM (in response to storme)
In the /General tab, click the lock and enter your password then select Advanced. That's where the IR setting is.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 7:33 AM (in response to Joe Gramm)
Thanks! This was incredibly helpful
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2013 4:56 PM (in response to Joe Gramm)
thank you!! that worked for me.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2013 8:59 PM (in response to pielimekey)
Make sure you pair your iMac/Macbook remote with your iMac/Macbook via system preferances > security & privicy > advanced (click padlock in faded out) > pair > follow on screen instructions.
Then pair your AppleTV remote with the TV via Settings > General > Remotes > pair.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to Joe Gramm)
Thanks! Not easy to find!