control apple tv from my macbook pro

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by falkedup, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    need a way to control apple tv with my macbook pro because i left my apple remote at home and have no way of connecting the atv to the wifi. im renting a house and the tv is bolted down on one side of the room and the router hooked up to the only dsl jack is on another. i found a spare ethernet cable but its only a 3ft cable. I used that to connect my mbp to the atv and shared my signal so now the atv has internet but no controls. It still doesnt show up on the wifi as well.

    Any solutions?
  2. macrumors 68030


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    You might be able to use Apple Configurator to get the :apple:TV to connect to Wi-Fi. However that doesn't really solve the control issue, unless you also have an iOS device - then you could use the Remote app.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2011
    The solution is 1Keyboard for Mac

    Use your Mac’s keyboard to control your Apple TV easily using 1Keyboard for Mac

  4. macrumors 65816

    Southern Dad

    May 23, 2010
    Now that was an incredibly helpful piece of information.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    I just happened to be looking in this forum and was surprised to see my post from last year lol.

    Thank you anyway though lol

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