Waking aTV with iPhone app?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by BruiserB, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Aug 9, 2008
    Is it possible to wake the AppleTV with the Remote app? Seems that when the AppleTV sleeps, it disappears from the network. Annoying to have to search for where I left the aluminum remote. Guess I can set it to never sleep, but seems like there should be a better solution.
  2. macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2003
    I did. I just hit "Menu" and up it woke.

  3. macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    Yeah should should be able to wake it with the menu button on the Remote app.
  4. macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2007
    FWIW there are a few issues with older hardware not being compatible, so you might want to look up each individual component and search for WOL to see if the individual devices support the feature
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 9, 2008
    When my AppleTV is asleep it disappears from the list of devices I can control with the app. I'm not talking about when it is in screensaver mode, but rather when it is fully asleep. The front LED is off when asleep.
  6. macrumors 68020

    Jun 9, 2009
    SI, NY
    Yea that sucks, so I can't just be out and then have it start up when I walk in the door. I wouldn't want too keep mine on all the time, also there is the fact that if the tv is sett on cable and not on hdmi so u have to switch the "source" too. These are my annoyances with the apple tv I'll still be getting one but it still will anoy me.
  7. macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2003
    Here I go, a "live" test. My ATV light is off, TV says "searching for signal". Launching Remote on iPhone...

    Remote App says, "Connecting to Library Apple TV"...1 second goes by and the Control screen is up. ATV still asleep, no light.

    Tap the "Menu" button....ATV lights up...three seconds and it's on the TV.

  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 9, 2008
    Strange.....I swear this didn't work in the beginning, but now it seems to work just as described above. Also I can now see that there are similar posts asking the same question, so it's not just me.

    Could Apple have somehow silently updated my firmware? Or maybe it just takes time for the Home Sharing setup to get remembered by the Remote app so that it knows that my Apple TV should be there, even if it isn't showing up on the network when it is asleep? In any case, it works now!
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    I'm having the same issue. As of last night I still couldn't use the iphone app to wake up the tv.

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