Apple TV Remote Shortcuts

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tthip, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. tthip macrumors member

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  2. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    Thanks - I like the trick for putting it to sleep without digging through the menus!
     
  3. cambookpro macrumors 603

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  4. betman macrumors regular

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    Both links provide completely different instructions for putting your Apple TV to sleep:

    Link #1: Hold down the Play/Pause button for five seconds or until your Apple TV goes to sleep.

    Link #2: Press and hold Select for five seconds

    Strange...
     
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    Not strange. Look at the apple link. Depends on if you have the white or silver apple remote.
    Both options are on that page
     
  6. scapegoat81 macrumors 6502a

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    This one I would love but it doesn't seem to work on my ATV3

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    Never mind. Got it. You can't be deep into an app. Works from home screen only. Great shortcut !
     
  7. betman macrumors regular

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    Look at the links again. It is strange because both sites give those different instructions for the silver remote. I'm not even talking about the white remote which is irrelevant nowadays...
     
  8. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    i've had a nasty cold, and got no sleep at all last night. so wasn't paying attention

    the apple page i posted is out of date
    and looks to pre-date reordering the home screen which you can do now.

    here's the real apple page, that only lists the silver
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT200131
     
  9. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Just did some testing... it is indeed the play/pause button that puts the AppleTV into sleep mode on the aluminum remote, NOT the select button.

    Still, this is something I didn't know until now. Very useful!
     

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