Apple TV remote weirdness

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by VelvetElegance, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. VelvetElegance macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Hi Folks,
    I'm trying to figure out what's wrong with my remote. The battery seems to be ok. I'm not getting a low battery indicator on my screen at all. My remote has all functionality EXCEPT arrow right. When I hit the button, the light flashes on the Apple TV, but it doesn't respond. Has anyone every heard of this. I know I can use my iPhone as a workaround, but I would really rather use the remote.
  2. RadiDoc macrumors member

    May 17, 2011
    You need a new remote. Same thing happened to me. Light flashes but no response. Changed the battery, reset, cycle the power, etc...

    Purchased a new remote and works like a charm!
  3. waw74 macrumors 68040

    May 27, 2008
    couple things to try, can't hurt.

    try changing the ID of the remote, hit center and menu for about 5 seconds.

    try unpairing the remote, hit menu and left for about 5 seconds.

    try pairing the remote, hit menu and right for about 5 seconds.

    or maybe paring then unparing.
  4. afd macrumors 65816

    Apr 12, 2005
    The Apple TV can learn another remote. An old dvd remote gives you extra buttons too.
  5. AFEPPL macrumors 68030


    Sep 30, 2014
    You could also download the "remote" app and use and iOS device.

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