Apple TV remote weirdness

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

  1. VelvetElegance macrumors regular

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    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 68030

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    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 6502a

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    #4
    The Apple TV can learn another remote. An old dvd remote gives you extra buttons too.
     
  5. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

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    You could also download the "remote" app and use and iOS device.
     

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