Apple TV remote

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Gix1k, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Gix1k macrumors 68030

    Gix1k

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    Clever idea, but man is it awful. So touchy.!!! Forget leaving it in the bed and having to hunt for it. You'll flip to four different channels. Is there an alternative?
     
  2. PinballMagician macrumors newbie

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  3. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030

    Gix1k

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    I'll adjust the sensitivity. It's far too touchy!
     
  4. flashcube macrumors newbie

    flashcube

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    I have two Apple TV4's and find that the remote works ok in a bright light room and love the fast response and sensitivity, but in a dark home theater room, reaching for it and bumping it, can occasionally cause an unwanted feature to happen. I found that you can program any older push button remote that has the basic up/down/left/right arrows and center select, plus any side lower left "back" button to control the Apple TV4 very nicely for easier dark room feel. This eliminates any accidental command totally, while you DO lose a little speed in the swiping commands on the original.

    Go to General, Settings, Remote, then select, Learn Remote.

    Since the Apple TV uses RF, and most of the old remotes use IR, you are on two separate technologies, and they do not interfere with each other.

    It takes less than 2 mins to do it.

    Go here for a detailed step by step explanation on the programming:

    http://www.macworld.com/article/301...se-any-remote-control-with-your-apple-tv.html
     
  5. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    The ATV 4 remote is very much a product of Jony Ive's thinking and priorities.

    Some clever ideas, mixed execution, and "WTF--do Apple designers live in the real world?" elements.

    All embodied in a sleek, thin package.
     
  6. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    It is touchy! For something less touchy and larger, use the iOS ATV Remote App. I have it on both my iPad Mini and iPod Touch, and it is more intuitive and less fussy. I switch back and forth between these and the ATV Remote depending on what I'm trying to accomplish.
     
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Sometimes it's too touchy, and other times not touchy enough. Takes some getting used to. Sometimes I can't get it to go left or right, while other times the same gesture makes it go a dozen screens too far.
     
  8. AL2TEACH macrumors 6502

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    I found that using the Griffin cover has helped a ton.
     
  9. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    if your TV supports it you can use the TV remote to control it also via HDMI-CEC, without having to teach the ATV the remote.
    it should just work, if you're viewing the aTV on the TV.
     
  10. clarkgoble macrumors newbie

    clarkgoble

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    The iOS app is very nice too and works well 95% of the time. The only place you absolutely need the remote is unfortunately during setup. I'd reset my AppleTV after forgetting the password when I restricted settings from the kids. Unfortunately I'd lost the remote which meant I had to go spend $70 to get a new one! Almost half the price of the Apple TV!
     

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