Pairing iPhone w/o original remote

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by cjlee, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. cjlee macrumors member

    May 1, 2008
    So, I lost the original remote for my ATV and would like to pair my new iPhone with it.

    Is this possible?
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Just download the free Remote app from Apple's app store.
  3. cjlee thread starter macrumors member

    May 1, 2008
    Thank you Cave Man.

    I actually did that, but it tells me to go into the ATV's settings and select remote control. I can't do that without the original remote.

    Add: Basically, the original was paired and it seems the only way to do this is to get another original and hold down the FF and Menu key. I would like to avoid this if at all possible.
  4. cjlee thread starter macrumors member

    May 1, 2008

    I went digging in my sofas and actually found the original remote!! It was in a very odd crease to say the least.

    There should definitely be some sort of work around for this. :apple: can't expect people to go out and buy a new remote.

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