Pairing Apple remote

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by shneady, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. shneady macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2009
    I have my apple tv and my macbook in the same room. Everytime I use my apple remote, it wakes up both devices. I want to pair this remote only to the apple tv. Any help out there for a brotha how to do this? Much thanks
  2. keysersoze macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Point the remote at the apple tv from 3 inches away. hold the Menu button and the Next (right arrow) button down together, until a little link icon flashes on screen.


    Alternatively, just prevent IR from reaching the macbook by going to Security preference panel and shut off IR remote access.
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    you can turn off the receiver on the mini (system prefences -> security), or you'd have to pair a different remote to the macbook.
  4. shneady thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Thanks for the quick reply's and for your help. Pairing the remote to the apple tv was perfect. Thanks again :D

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