Apple Remote for iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by LiveLife10, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. LiveLife10 macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2013

    I bought today a new iMac and I have the Apple Remote I got with my Apple TV.
    This Apple Remote worked great on my old iMac but doesn't seem to work on this one.
    I know that they changed something in the bluetooth but I was wondering if there's any way to make it work on this new iMac ( Late 2013 ) and if not what can I use as an alternative?

    Thank you very much!
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

    Sep 6, 2002
    Your AppleTV remote is IR (not Bluetooth). Current iMacs no longer have IR receivers. Consider using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod as a wireless remote.
  3. LiveLife10 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2013
    How do I do that?
  4. LiveLife10 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2013
    Thank you so much.
    Do you have any idea why Apple dropped IR support?
  5. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    When Front Row was removed from OS X, that is when that feature was no longer needed on the hardware side. Probably, Apple wanted people to use their Apple TV instead of Front Row.
  6. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    Satechi makes several Bluetooth remotes compatible with the iMac, such as the MediaRemote.

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