ATV 4 skip 10 seconds keypress hard on siri remote

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by TwoBytes, May 5, 2016.

  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

    TwoBytes

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    If you tap the left or right side, you can skip 10 seconds. With my siri remote, I have to press uncomfortably hard to skip. Is this the same experience with you ATV4 owners? Something seems wrong to press so hard..
     
  2. Puonti, May 5, 2016
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    Puonti macrumors 6502a

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    I don't believe the skip action can be described as "tap". It's definitely "press and hold", in a way that engages the trackpad's physical click. Personally I don't feel like I need to excert any more pressure on the trackpad when skipping ahead, than I do when I'm doing an ordinary click (not a tap).

    Would you say that if you press the trackpad until it clicks and hold it there for a while skipping does not work, but instead you have to press down even more firmly after you hear the click before anything happens?
     
  3. benjitek, May 5, 2016
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    benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    If a click that involves pressing down less than 1/32" is somehow "uncomfortable", then the remote probably needs to be exchanged for a replacement.

    If you're doing something other than a click on either side for 10 seconds back or forward, or a click 'n hold to FF or RW -- you're doing it wrong.
     
  4. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hmm. I think I need to play with another ATV remote to see if this is normal or not. Thanks for the help!
     
  5. shandyman Suspended

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    Apple changed it to a clock with a tvOS update a few months back. Used to just be able to do it with a touch before that, but apparently people complained about accidentally skipping that way.
     
  6. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    just to help anyone reading this thread, it was a hardware problem. Everything *seemed* ok but after trying a new siri remote, it was clear something was wrong and Apple replaced it. New remote works perfectly; no painful pressing down until your thumbs turn blue. Everything is responsive and touch sensitive. Get yours checked out if something doesn't feel right
     

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