Help no remote

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by darb888, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. darb888 macrumors newbie

    darb888

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    help. I bought a used Apple TV with no remote. Now I can’t program my iPhone Apple TV remote app and can’t enjoy it. Also sometimes it will go to a message “could not sign in” but I’ll deal with that after I get a remote working.
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68040

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    if it was factory reset before they sold it to you, you can hold your phone close to the aTV when you power it up, it should pop up something up on the screen if the aTV is in that mode and ready to go.

    If your TV supports HDMI-CEC, it should send the basic commands (arrows, enter, and back) over the HDMI cable, enough that you can get what you need working. Once your see the aTV home screen on your TV, try pressing the arrow buttons on the TV remote and see if that changes anything on the aTV.

    they also have an IR receiver, if you have an old apple remote laying around (the white or silver version), you can use that.
    Or a lot of the "smart" remotes have the apple codes built in, so check the remote for your cable box or TV, you'll probably need the manual for that remote to find the paring code.
     
  3. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    Definitely give the Harmony remote a try. I used my Harmony 700 to set up two 4k ATVs that has been reset before the remotes went astray.
     
  4. darb888 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks, I will give it a try.
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    ok I will try. Thanks
     
  5. satcomer macrumors 603

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    If you have an iPhone hen read the Apple Documents article
    HTML:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201664
     
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  7. darb888, Jul 17, 2019
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    darb888 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks I will.

    Ok than you
     

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