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bpratt88

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Oct 26, 2015
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Does anyone know if it's possible to use the USB-C remote on the back of the Apple TV 4 as a charging port to charge the new remote control from? Obviously I'd need a USB-C to Lightning cable, but will the port provide the necessary power out?

thanks,
Bob
 

CaptTCS

macrumors regular
Jan 13, 2013
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Bainbridge Island, WA
Does anyone know if it's possible to use the USB-C remote on the back of the Apple TV 4 as a charging port to charge the new remote control from? Obviously I'd need a USB-C to Lightning cable, but will the port provide the necessary power out?

thanks,
Bob

Not sure if we'll be able to use the USB in the back of the box, but it would make sense that we would. The unit is shipping with a Lightning Cable, but doesn't indicate that it includes a block.
 

zak_the_great

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Oct 30, 2015
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Does anyone know if it's possible to use the USB-C remote on the back of the Apple TV 4 as a charging port to charge the new remote control from? Obviously I'd need a USB-C to Lightning cable, but will the port provide the necessary power out?

thanks,
Bob
according to the Apple Support the remote cannot be charged by connecting it to the Apple TV USB-C port. The two options they give are connect it to the computer or use the adaptor provided with your phone / ipad
 

bpratt88

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 26, 2015
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according to the Apple Support the remote cannot be charged by connecting it to the Apple TV USB-C port. The two options they give are connect it to the computer or use the adaptor provided with your phone / ipad

Interesting, thanks. My Apple TVs are waiting at home for me, so I'll give this a try anyway since I'll have all the bits, but I won't be too optimistic about it. I'm a little surprised, since it seems like you'd have to do extra work to provide a full USB-C port that DIDN'T energize the "power" pin.

If I get a different result (i.e. if it does work after all), I'll add to this thread.

thanks,
Bob
 

elvisimprsntr

macrumors 6502a
Jul 17, 2013
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Florida
I found an Apple TV4 Easter Egg! If you use an ATV2/3 IR remote on an ATV4 and head to
Settings -> General -> About -> Page Up, additional information will be displayed at the bottom of the About screen each time one hits Page Up.

  • WiFi BSSID
  • WiFi Channel
  • Bonjour ID
  • Advertising ID
 

d-b

Suspended
Feb 8, 2013
32
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Interesting, thanks. My Apple TVs are waiting at home for me, so I'll give this a try anyway since I'll have all the bits, but I won't be too optimistic about it. I'm a little surprised, since it seems like you'd have to do extra work to provide a full USB-C port that DIDN'T energize the "power" pin.

If I get a different result (i.e. if it does work after all), I'll add to this thread.

thanks,
Bob

Can you confirm that it didn't work?
 
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