apple remote control netflix on late 2013 iMac with Mira & Mantra?

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  1. RickRack macrumors newbie

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    I guess my expensive new 27" iMac does not work with the apple remote as it has no IR blaster. Right?

    I just want to control Netflix on my iMac. I would get an Apple TV and hook it up to my TV but my TV is an old SD making my iMac a much better monitor.

    So is anyone using Mira software and a Mantra USB IR adapter to use the Apple Remote on the 2013 iMac? I would like to know that it works before I spend the cash. The apple remote is the small white plastic one.

    TIA!
     
  2. analog guy macrumors 6502

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    i used to use the Mira/Mantra combo to control my 2008 Mac Pro. I still have it. i could test it for you if you have a few days as i have a 2013 iMac here.

    i'll need to think about whether i want to use it in the future--could maybe make you an attractive deal (provided it works).
     
  3. haddy macrumors regular

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    Yes using the silver remote to control VLC.
    Mira version 1.4.9b8 works with OS 10.9.1 Late 2012 27"iMac.
    Works okay.
     
  4. RickRack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Don't get me wrong... I absolutely love my iMac... the1TB SSD makes it what I always wanted a computer to be. But it does peeve me that Apple has been making remotes to work with it's computers for quite awhile and I don't really get why they would suddenly make a fantastic computer and then hobble it slightly by taking away an inexpensive but desirable convenience like a remote.

    Oh well...

    analog guy:
    That would be super if you would be so kind as to test the Mira/Mantra setup. While it isn't that expensive to buy at $30, I hate to just throw more money away. I am already out over $10 bucks for the remote. All I want to do really is play/pause/stop Netflix when I have it coming through Safari.

    haddy:
    Nice to know that it works with the Alum. remote. I have the little plastic one but I am hoping it won't make a difference.

    Thanks for the replies.
     

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