Let my girlfriend borrow my Apple TV for the weekend... Forgot the remote.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mrat93, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

    mrat93

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    Thinking she could just control the Apple TV with her iPod, I completely forgot that she'd need to connect to her WiFi network first. Is there any way she could user her iPod as a remote on a new network without the original remote?
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Set up a new wireless network with the same SSID, encryption type, and password as your WiFi network. It should automatically connect.
     
  3. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

    mrat93

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    It's her stepdad's router, and she doesn't have access to change the settings. Thanks anyway though!
     
  4. DaveN macrumors 6502

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    Can you just use an ethernet cable to connect the Apple TV to the router and then use the remote app to setup the network? Then disconnect the ethernet cable.
     
  5. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    Isn't there an apple remote app you can download on to your phone or iPod to use as a remote for apple tv? It's called Remote.
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Use hardwired Ethernet, it has priority over WiFi.
     

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