Pairing with apple tv

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by alexthegreat80, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. alexthegreat80 macrumors newbie

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    I can pair my watch with Apple TV- I can see it listed but I don't get any controls on watch. It just shows the add device button after I have entered in the code.
     
  2. Bozley0621 macrumors 6502

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    I also experienced this with our bedroom Apple TV. It works great with the living Apple TV. Out of curiosity, is yours an ATV 2? I THINK the one in the bedroom might be. I was wondering if that was the reason.
     
  3. joshcls macrumors 6502

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    Gonna be super bummed if the TV2 is unsupported.
    Guess I'll be upgrading in June.
     
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  5. joshcls macrumors 6502

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    Good news...
     
  6. mitchsaunders macrumors 6502

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    does the ATV1 work with the Apple Watch?
    Haven't received mine yet (coming soon) but was just wondering.. I already have an iPhone 6 paired up to it.
     
  7. danmanmtl macrumors member

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    Same here

    I am experiencing the exact same thing, latest gen Apple TV, enter the code, shows up on the screen , but watch stays at the add device screen.

    Did it 10 times then gave up. Anybody figure it out?

    Cheers
     
  8. Costino1 macrumors 6502

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    And both devices are on the same wifi network?

    I had issues with remote on my iPhone because my ATV was on my Comcast modems wifi and phone on my Airport wifi
     
  9. Totalkharnage macrumors 6502

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    I had same problem but then made sure my iPhone and Apple TV were on the same network and worked fine.
     
  10. shandyman Suspended

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    I didn't have to do it via 'Add Device', it showed up below that straight away, as it's one the same network as my phone.
     
  11. alexthegreat80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have Apple TV that purchased in November. Not sure what number..
    Apple TV is hard wired to my network.
    If it helps my remote app on my phone not longer connects either, and I have home sharing enabled.
    I'm going to get on with Apple support later.
     
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  13. Jayne Doe macrumors member

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    I didn't have to pair either. Worked with my ATV2 worked right off the bat.
     
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  15. Techfan2015 macrumors newbie

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    Restart your Apple TV
     
  16. BradWould macrumors 6502

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    ATV2 watch remote works for me. Day one it didn't show up. I assumed it wasn't supported as I don't have the latest ATV2 firmware(jail broken) but today I checked again and it works with no setup at all. Possible a reboot would help. If you previously had the iPhone remote app setup I don't think there is any setup required for the watch app.
     
  17. alexthegreat80, Apr 26, 2015
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    I got it to work! I did a few different things so I'm not exactly sure what got it to work!
    I deleted the remote app on my phone and re downloaded
    I logged Out of home share on all devices
    I restarted all devices including iMac
    Re logged into home sharing on iPhone iMac and Apple tv
    Then I set up remote app on iPhone then on Apple watch.
     
  18. Armen macrumors 604

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    I didn't even enter a code. I turned my Apple TV on and clicked add device on my watch and the Apple TV showed up. gestures and such work fine.
     
  19. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    Both my ATVs showed up on the watch Remote app automatically (both were already on the Remote app on the phone, which may have helped!).

    This is one of the great AW uses: not using the phone remote app or the ATV remote. Works great!
     
  20. tomcos macrumors newbie

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    I had this issue and restarted my Airport Extreme via the Airport Utility and that solved the problem with my 2nd Generation Apple TV. I had been getting the message "Could Not Connect. Make sure 'Apple TV' is in range and powered on" in the Remote app on the Watch. Hope this helps.
     
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    Make sure you've updated the aTV software! For the last few updates, I've not received s notification on my aTV...I e either seen them in a post here, or went into settings and manually checked for updates every now and then.
     
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    thanks
     

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