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countryside

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UPDATE: I am now able to turn OFF the ATV and TV with the power button... but not turn the TV ON with the power button (ATV turns on of course).

Is there a way to make the power button on my new AppleTV remote not only turn off the AppleTV but also my TV?

Currently, when I hold down the button, it just turns off the ATV and I get a nice big "no signal." I would rather just click the "off" button on my other remote.

Also, right now you have to hold the power button to turn off ATV. Is there a way to program TV or remote to change the input from HDMI 1 to HDMI 2 with a click?
 
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MacSE1987

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Yes there is.

Go to Settings, Remotes and Devices, Control TVs and Receivers. Toggle the switch to ON.

The Apple TV automatically turns on the TV and switches the TV to appropriate input.
 
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countryside

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Yes there is.

Go to Settings, Remotes and Devices, Control TVs and Receivers. Toggle the switch to ON.

The Apple TV automatically turns on the TV and switches the TV to appropriate input.
I have that switch set to ON already. Does that mean it is an issue with my tv?
 

countryside

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Yes there is.

Go to Settings, Remotes and Devices, Control TVs and Receivers. Toggle the switch to ON.

The Apple TV automatically turns on the TV and switches the TV to appropriate input.
I am sorry, I meant to clarify. I am now able to turn OFF the ATV and TV with the button... but not turn ON (HDMI-CEC was off in TV settings).
 

PC1967

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Is there a way to get the remote to control more than one device without HDMI-CEC?

I have the Apple TV connected to a soundbar, and the power button on the remote turns on/off the Apple TV and the soundbar. I'd like it to turn the TV on and off as well, but I don't think the TV has HDMI-CEC.

Is it possible for the remote to send out more than one IR signal?
 

countryside

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Is there a way to get the remote to control more than one device without HDMI-CEC?

I have the Apple TV connected to a soundbar, and the power button on the remote turns on/off the Apple TV and the soundbar. I'd like it to turn the TV on and off as well, but I don't think the TV has HDMI-CEC.

Is it possible for the remote to send out more than one IR signal?
I do not believe so. But, your remote does turn ON and OFF your TV? Mine only turns OFF the TV, not ON.
 

chabig

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I do not believe so. But, your remote does turn ON and OFF your TV? Mine only turns OFF the TV, not ON.
It depends on your TV. Some turn off, some don't. I have a Sony A1E that isn't turning off as it should. The internet says a firmware update will fix it.
 

waw74

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sometimes there's another setting related to CEC called power sync or similar.

I've moved on to a sound bar, but had an AVR before, the aTV remote would turn both the TV and the receiver on and off. (using CEC, not IR)
 

MacGiver

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I am sorry, I meant to clarify. I am now able to turn OFF the ATV and TV with the button... but not turn ON (HDMI-CEC was off in TV settings).
Same here. I actually just posted a thread about this. Since I paired my mew Siri remote to my ATV 4K 1st Gen it turns off the ATV and TV at once as it did before but when I click the on/off button on the new remote it turns on the ATV but not my TV. I have not changed anything but pairing the new Siri remote. Wtf!
 
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countryside

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Same here. I actually just posted a thread about this. Since I paired my mew Siri remote to my ATV 4K 1st Gen it turns off the ATV and TV at once as it did before but when I click the on/off button on the new remote it turns on the ATV but not my TV. I have not changed anything but pairing the new Siri remote. Wtf!
I wonder if this is a software issue on the Apple end, as this is exactly what I am experiencing. Disappointing... and renders the feature useless as I still have to use my crappy TV remote to turn on.
 
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fwmireault

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Same here. I actually just posted a thread about this. Since I paired my mew Siri remote to my ATV 4K 1st Gen it turns off the ATV and TV at once as it did before but when I click the on/off button on the new remote it turns on the ATV but not my TV. I have not changed anything but pairing the new Siri remote. Wtf!
Same except I used the new remote all weekend without any issue. I could turn on and off both my Apple TV and my TV. But since the tvOS14.6 update this afternoon, it doesn’t work anymore
 

countryside

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Same except I used the new remote all weekend without any issue. I could turn on and off both my Apple TV and my TV. But since the tvOS14.6 update this afternoon, it doesn’t work anymore
I hope it is a software issue and not hardware. Not about to buy a new tv.
 

MacGiver

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I am skeptic that it has anything to do with hardware, as I was able to use it without issues before the update. I just hope that Apple is working to a quick fix
It was working for me with 14.6 with the old Siri remote but does not work anymore with the new remote paired when I click on the on/off button the tv does not turn on…Seems like the CEC protocol is half broken.
 

lewjh

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Sony tv, able to turn on apple tv and TV with the siri remote. Will turn off the apple tv but not the tv. Also seems to switch off my sonos beam.
 

deryk

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Yes there is.

Go to Settings, Remotes and Devices, Control TVs and Receivers. Toggle the switch to ON.

The Apple TV automatically turns on the TV and switches the TV to appropriate input.
Thank you!

I just upgraded to the Apple TV and was frustrated that my firestick remote would power on/off my TV, but the Apple remote wouldn't.
 

python0704

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Thank you!

I just upgraded to the Apple TV and was frustrated that my firestick remote would power on/off my TV, but the Apple remote wouldn't.
Since you mentioned fire stick, did you use Apple TV in addition to fire stick? If so have you tried connecting Apple TV to the port fire stick is using. Some tv’s HDMI ports are not the same and maybe only one is best suited to use Apple TV.

When I had my old Apple TV, I bought a fire stick in addition and the fire stick took 5 minutes to fully turn on every time. I switched the ports and fire stick turned on immediately.
 

deryk

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Since you mentioned fire stick, did you use Apple TV in addition to fire stick? If so have you tried connecting Apple TV to the port fire stick is using. Some tv’s HDMI ports are not the same and maybe only one is best suited to use Apple TV.

When I had my old Apple TV, I bought a fire stick in addition and the fire stick took 5 minutes to fully turn on every time. I switched the ports and fire stick turned on immediately.
I replaced the firestick with the Apple TV. I am using the same port, but I needed to follow the steps outlined above to get the remote to power both my TV and Apple TV on/off.
 

digiman1946

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I just received my first Apple TV product with the new 4K unit. I have a Samsung 2019 TV and a Nakamichi soundbar. My devices would sometimes turn on, but I would usually have to press a button other than the power on the ATV remote. Both the TV and soundbar would turn off with the remote's power button. I investigated this on the Nakamichi web site and after turning Remotes and Devices/Control TVs and Receivers toggle the to ON, Nakamichi said that to power all devices off, actually put them in standby, hold the TV button down and an option to sleep appears. At that point, put all to sleep and everything wakes up the next time with the press of any button. Hope this helps someone, as it worked for me!
 

tejo.me

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UPDATE: I am now able to turn OFF the ATV and TV with the power button... but not turn the TV ON with the power button (ATV turns on of course).

Is there a way to make the power button on my new AppleTV remote not only turn off the AppleTV but also my TV?

Currently, when I hold down the button, it just turns off the ATV and I get a nice big "no signal." I would rather just click the "off" button on my other remote.

Also, right now you have to hold the power button to turn off ATV. Is there a way to program TV or remote to change the input from HDMI 1 to HDMI 2 with a click?
I was having the same issue. You just need to press the power button longer.
Hope that helps.
 

diddl14

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The power button on the new remote lets me power on/off the AppleTV and Denon AVR. Unfortunately my LG projector doesn't have HDMI-SEC and needs a separate IR-remote to be powered on/off.

Was hoping the new Apple remote could also learn IR power on/off, similar to volume and mute.

Has anyone found a way to power on/off their TV or projector using IR via the new SiriRemote?
 

countryside

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I was having the same issue. You just need to press the power button longer.
Hope that helps.
Press how long? I tried pressing it for a long time and it will not turn on the TV. It still only turns off the TV.
 

digiman1946

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I had to learn my soundbar (Nakamichi) remote commands and make a custom ir in order for all to turn on consistently.
 

Cardsfan85

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I had a similar issue initially where my ATV would turn my TV off but not on. I had HDMI-CEC control turned enabled on both my TV and ATV. However, upon further exploration, I discovered a sub-menu within my TV’s CEC settings. The sub menu allowed you to select which functions were controllable via CEC. For some reason, the CEC Off function was enabled by default. However, the CEC On function was disabled. Once I enabled CEC On, my ATV was able to successfully turn my television on as well as off. I don’t know if this is helpful to anyone else, but I figured I would share my experience. Also, my TV had a proprietary name for the CEC control, so it wasn’t labeled “CEC” in the TV menus.
 
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