Lost ATV2 Remote + Home Sharing OFF

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by billy3785, May 26, 2011.

  1. billy3785 macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2008
    So somehow in my small apartment, my ATV2 remote walked away... been searching for weeks, but i have been using the remote on my iphone and ipad in the meantime, not really minding. Well suddenly Home Sharing turned itself off on the ATV and now I cannot repair my ios devices... Its set to never sleep so I am still able to airplay to it.
    Went to the genius bar today for an iphone related matter and brought up this issue, he had no clue what to do. He even told me that since it's paired to the other remote, buying a new one wouldn't do much good.

    I'm kinda at a loss. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  2. roidy macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    Direct quote from page 22 of the ATV2 manual:-

    So just buy a new remote, use it to unpair the ATV and then re-pair it. If the guy at the genius bar told you that buying a new remote is pointless then he needs some proper training in the use of Apple products:D
  3. DrDomVonDoom, May 27, 2011
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  4. Mak47 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2011
    Harrisburg, PA
    Just get a new remote. I use the same one with ATV, Mac Mini and MBP. It was never necessary to pair anything, it's infrared, not Bluetooth.

    The other day I had to do a restore on my ATV through iTunes, basically making it just like a brand new unit. The remote still worked fine.
  5. eTip macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    Yes if you DON'T pair then any Apple remote will work. However, if he DID pair the lost remote - he will need to before the new remote will work. No one said anything about bluetooth.

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