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ethan028
Jul 29, 2013, 03:35 PM
Will post a picture soon! This is awesome now we don't need that small lose able silver remote! :D



blujacket
Jul 29, 2013, 03:39 PM
Yea, my big hands swallow that tiny remote. Glad I have a Harmony One. :cool:

ethan028
Jul 29, 2013, 03:40 PM
Proof....Touch the Apple TV with bluetooth? I don't understand...

ethan028
Jul 29, 2013, 03:44 PM
Proof....Touch the Apple TV with bluetooth? I don't understand...

Damn. I literally touched my iPhone to my Apple TV AND IT SET UP. IT WAS CRAZY.

GimmeSlack12
Jul 29, 2013, 03:50 PM
Damn. I literally touched my iPhone to my Apple TV AND IT SET UP. IT WAS CRAZY.

I'm not one to be gullible, but I can't tell if you're messing around. You literally touched the devices together?

ethan028
Jul 29, 2013, 03:51 PM
I'm not one to be gullible, but I can't tell if you're messing around. You literally touched the devices together?

Yes. I swear to god. I didn't believe it myself.

GimmeSlack12
Jul 29, 2013, 03:56 PM
Yes. I swear to god. I didn't believe it myself.

Wow, not sure how that works. Can Bluetooth connections tell proximity to paired devices?

ethan028
Jul 29, 2013, 03:57 PM
Wow, not sure how that works. Can Bluetooth connections tell proximity to paired devices?

I have no clue. It was so weird. I literally placed my
iPhone 5 on top of my Apple TV and it started doing that.

Peace
Jul 29, 2013, 04:00 PM
I have no clue. It was so weird. I literally placed my
iPhone 5 on top of my Apple TV and it started doing that.

Are you running the betas on the phone and the apple tv ?

ethan028
Jul 29, 2013, 04:01 PM
Are you running the betas on the phone and the apple tv ?

Yes.

Intell
Jul 29, 2013, 04:11 PM
It's possible that Apple is making Bluetooth do NFC like things by telling the Apple TV and/or the iPhone to turn the broadcast power very down and/or using Bluetooth LE as the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 don't have that ability.

Peace
Jul 29, 2013, 04:11 PM
This does not work on the 2nd gen. apple tv.

It does work on the Apple TV 3rd. Gen. but you still have to set up the remote app with the old remote.

I'm guessing final build will have this complete.

Also you need to remove the iPhone case.

ethan028
Jul 29, 2013, 06:25 PM
This does not work on the 2nd gen. apple tv.

It does work on the Apple TV 3rd. Gen. but you still have to set up the remote app with the old remote.

I'm guessing final build will have this complete.

Also you need to remove the iPhone case.



I didn't have to remove my case.

hipnetic
Jul 29, 2013, 06:41 PM
This is very cool and a step up from even the Google Chromecast's supposedly easy setup process but, let's face it, setup is something you do once and then never have to think about. I'd like to see them implement the DIAL functionality that the Google Chromecast uses, so I can search for shows in the Netflix app on my iPhone, start it up from there, but let the ATV grab the stream from the Netflix servers (rather than use AirPlay or force me to use the TV GUI to navigate/find/play my Netflix show).

shaown
Jul 30, 2013, 10:34 AM
Its tied to accelerometer timestamps

ethan028
Jul 30, 2013, 01:08 PM
This is very cool and a step up from even the Google Chromecast's supposedly easy setup process but, let's face it, setup is something you do once and then never have to think about. I'd like to see them implement the DIAL functionality that the Google Chromecast uses, so I can search for shows in the Netflix app on my iPhone, start it up from there, but let the ATV grab the stream from the Netflix servers (rather than use AirPlay or force me to use the TV GUI to navigate/find/play my Netflix show).

Cast really doesn't match up to the Apple TV though. Especially without Mirroring.

Intell
Jul 30, 2013, 01:57 PM
Its tied to accelerometer timestamps

The Apple TV doesn't have an accelerometer and putting the iPhone down flat right next to the Apple TV doesn't trigger it.