Lost ATV3 remote

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Beachguy, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. Beachguy macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2011
    I've lost my ATV3 remote in a move, and, in all honesty, I think someone spilled something on it right before the move anyway.

    What does it take to home a new remote control to my ATV3 so that I can use it for other than simple AirPlay video?
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    Apple remotes are generic, unless you purposely paired your old remote with your Apple TV any new Apple remote will work.

    If you did pair your old remote but you have a new Apple remote, you can unpair the Apple TV by holding down Menu and Left for six seconds.

  3. Beachguy thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2011
    Thanks! I have 2 ATV3s but just one remote. I couldn't get that remote to work with the other ATV.
  4. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    I never paired my ATV 3 Remotes so they all will work on any of my ATV 3's. They were in different rooms so never had a problem. They are not that expensive to get a new one. Maybe the remote you have can be unpaired. Maybe one of the ATV 3's needs to be reset (not sure). Also, you could use your iPhone Remote App (if you have an iPhone). I am now all in on ATV 4's where I have to pair all remotes because of the BT.
  5. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    You must have inadvertently paired one of the remotes, because by default they all work the same. Heck, even the white plastic IR remote that came with my Mac Mini (back in the day) works on ATV3.

    It looks like Alrescha provided the unpairing procedure for you. I'd try that.

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