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Hrothgar

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Mar 11, 2009
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I live in an apartment, and someone near me is trying to pair their iPhone with my ATV. I keep getting a screen saying "Gloria's iPhone" with the code or "Fiona's iPhone" with a code.
I assume they can't pair because they can't see the code. But I don't want to keep getting these pop-up screens. I've looked for a setting to disabling pairing, but I can't find one.
 

Hrothgar

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Mar 11, 2009
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New York
i don't think people are stealing my Wifi -- but I do I find out what devices are connected?

I think it's the latter -- the Airplay connection. How to I block that?
 

Rigby

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Aug 5, 2008
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To my knowledge it's not possible to disable peer-to-peer Airplay. On the ATV3 you could disable Bluetooth, but of course the ATV4 uses BT for the remote control. Try giving your ATV a custom name rather than the standard names (e.g. "Not Gloria's Apple TV" ;)). That should hopefully prevent your neighbours from trying to connect.
 

Richard8655

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Mar 11, 2009
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To my knowledge it's not possible to disable peer-to-peer Airplay. On the ATV3 you could disable Bluetooth, but of course the ATV4 uses BT for the remote control. Try giving your ATV a custom name rather than the standard names (e.g. "Not Gloria's Apple TV" ;)). That should hopefully prevent your neighbours from trying to connect.

This made me think about something in my setup. With my ATV 3, I had my universal remote learn the ATV commands from the ATV remote. After getting an ATV 4, I find my universal remote continues to work with it too. My universal remote uses IR communication, not Bluetooth. So do ATV 3 and 4 understand IR commands too?

(I hope OP resolved the neighbor trying to pair with his/her ATV. I had no solution for that, unfortunately.)
 
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2010mini

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Jun 19, 2013
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Take my advice...

AirDrop Gloria and Fiona an invite to join you for some glasses of wine and a movie. Hey... you never know....
 
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CharlesShaw

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Yes, it's a great plus. My confusion is if the ATV remote uses Bluetooth or iR, or both. Looks like both to me.

It does both. I have a Yamaha sound bar that uses IR and the Siri remote can control it. When I'm using my AirPods, the Siri remote's volume control changes the ATV volume.
 
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