6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 13, 2014 11:47 AM by vazandrew
Howard191 Level 1 (0 points)

Lost my remote to my Apple TV. Downloaded the remote app to my iPhone but you need to have home sharing turned on the Apple TV to use this. Does this mean I need to purchase a new Apple TV?

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  • Brian Cook4 Level 4 (1,960 points)

    Well you could, but it would be a lot cheaper to just buy a new remote.  They are like $20

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,561 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Community Howard.


    There is no way to set up home sharing on the Apple TV without the original remote from Apple, you will need to purchase a new remote from the Apple Store.

  • dtmoney Level 1 (0 points)

    yes you can i just did it. i downloaded the remote app on my iphone 5.

    then you go into home sharing and you get a code. on your macbook you go into itunes put in the code and booom. you are in. zero dramas.

  • vazandrew Level 6 (17,946 points)

    Home sharing has to be enabled on the Apple TV, there is no way to do that without a remote. The newer models (2nd and 3rd gen) have no syncing capability with iTunes, and that method will not work.

  • dtmoney Level 1 (0 points)

    yes you can.


    i got an app downloaded on my iphone. you go into homesharing element. it gives you a code. you put that code into your macbook when it asks you and it works. you do not need to buy another remote. there is an app.

  • vazandrew Level 6 (17,946 points)

    Any code association only applies to 1st gen Apple TV.


    Again, the remote app will need home sharing enabled on the APPLE TV. They also need to be on the same wifi network. The OP has a new network.


    Using unsupported apps or modified devices are not permitted for discussion here.