one Apple TV two appletv tv remotes?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by x-evil-x, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

    x-evil-x

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    I have my Apple TV running to two seperate rooms tv's I want to get another remote for the living room. Can I use an extra appletv remote with the same appletv? having two paired at one time?
     
  2. JackieInCo Suspended

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    Yes you can. I'm still using a white remote that came with my old 2010 MB with my 4KATV plus the remote it came with.
     
  3. rolandhurt31 macrumors newbie

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    The Home Button on my Amazon Fire Stick Remote has the ability to switch my ATV 4K on/switch to it as well for some strange reason.

    Roland
     
  4. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    you can only have 1 siri remote at a time.

    you can use the old apple IR codes though, so any older apple remote will work, or a lot of smart remotes have the codes built in.

    also your TV remote might be able to control the aTV via HDMI-CEC (it sends commands over the HDMI cable, and will depend on if your Television, and HDMI splitter support it.)
     
  5. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    Ans then there are the iOS remote apps for iPhone/iPad.
     
  6. JackieInCo Suspended

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    Just tested this and it's true. I tried another 4KATV remote with the 4KATV that I am using the old white Apple remote with and only the remote that the ATV came with will control the ATV.

    I can use the remote that came with my Samsung TV To control my ATV. I just use the control wheel to control everything and instead of the actual pause button on the remote, I use the center button as the pause button.

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  7. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a

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    Which are great! If my wife has the remote (and she usually does), I just take my 8+ or iPad and change the station.
     

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