ATV4 Turning On By Itself

DashSatan

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I'll put the ATV4 to sleep with the remote then twenty minutes later it will turn on and continue playing whatever I was watching. It did this like 4 times last night while I was sleeping. I woke up to find my Netflix playing. I've restarted the device, unplugged it. It's still doing it. Any thoughts?
 

d21mike

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Strange. Maybe somehow getting a Bluetooth signal from the SIRI Remote or ??? Since it restarts Netflix have to tried to CLOSE the Netflix App? Double TAP the Home Button then navigate to the App's to CLOSE and slide UP.
 
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the1payday

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Mines been doing it too. When it starts up again, in the Netflix app, closing the app entirely, or just going back to the homescreen has fixed it for me.
 
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fpnc

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I think this might be happening because of the Siri remote. I notice that my remote seems to generate phantom taps on its touch surface that cause the Apple TV to display its video overlays. This happens even when the remote is sitting by itself, untouched for many minutes on a table. I've also noticed that the touch surface will often stop working while I'm watching a video until I click a button on the remote, so it looks like the touch surface can have states where it is too sensitive or completely non-functional (asleep?). Basically, in my hands (literally) the touch surface doesn't work very well.
 
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kschles

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I'll put the ATV4 to sleep with the remote then twenty minutes later it will turn on and continue playing whatever I was watching. It did this like 4 times last night while I was sleeping. I woke up to find my Netflix playing. I've restarted the device, unplugged it. It's still doing it. Any thoughts?
I had the same problem, which I talked about in another thread. Someone responded that I should try resetting the HDMI CEC setting on my TV. Once I figured out how to do that, it fixed the problem. I found the following article useful:

http://www.howtogeek.com/207186/how-to-enable-hdmi-cec-on-your-tv-and-why-you-should/
 
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jeek

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BTW I had the same issue last night (just bought it). I wonder if 9.0.1 fixed this, because killing the app doesn't seem like a proper fix. Will update this thread tomorrow on what I find.
 
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jeek

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It hasn't happened at all yet, and the TV has been off for hours. I think the update fixed it.
 
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