Charging the Apple TV 4 remote from the USB-C port on the Apple TV 4?

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  1. bpratt88 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. CaptTCS macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  3. zak_the_great macrumors newbie

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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
     
  4. bpratt88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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
     
  5. elvisimprsntr macrumors regular

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    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
     
  6. d-b macrumors newbie

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    Can you confirm that it didn't work?
     
  7. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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