Need help no Apple TV remote

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kiddk1, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009
    I just purchased an apple tv 2nd gen off of ebay with no remote, is there anyway to access it with my iphone, I have installed the app remote but cannot get access. thanks
  2. macrumors 68030

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    If your on the same network the remote app should work. The apple tv can also learn pretty much any remote but you need a remote to make your way to that part of the settings.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009
    I am on the same network, when i open the app on my iphone, nothing shows up
  4. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Detroit, Michigan
    I'm thinking you will need a physical remote to turn it on and navigate to the Home Sharing option to log in so that you can get the on the iPhone to "see" it and use it.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009
    I think you may be correct
  6. macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2010
    How would you get the ATV on your network without being able to control it and telling it what network to connect to. Your iphone remote app wouldn't be able to connect to the ATV because you haven't been able to get into the ATV settings. Am I wrong?
  7. macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2011
  8. macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009
  10. macrumors 603


    Nov 5, 2009
    unfortunately you need one for first set up, you can pick a logitech universal remote instead though and get better control of your stuff.
  11. macrumors newbie


    Jun 16, 2011
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    If you have a remote from an apple computer, they work as well in a pinch. Doesn't have to be the shiny silver one for the Apple TV.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2012
    I am so much interested about Apple TV. Also I want to buy it as soon as possible because this is great ultra modern technology. So, I have no more idea about Apple TV because now I have no any Apple TV.
  13. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009
    Thank you for all the help, now i just need to figure out if it s jailbroken or not, the seller stated it was "modified" but was not sure if it was jailbroken, he said a friend modified it for him, it does have the "apple tv" symbol on the bottom right but all the movie info is in Chinese or japanese. Any advice?

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