Prevent Silver Remote from working with ATV4?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Gamer9430, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

    Gamer9430

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    So I have one of the silver Apple remotes from previous generation ATVs and I want to use it for my iMac. However, because my ATV is near by, the silver remote triggers it as well as the iMac. According to Apple's website, it shouldn't be able to work with the ATV4, but it does. I can seem to find any setting either on how to prevent it from interfacing with the ATV. I have it paired to the iMac properly as well. Anyone know how to prevent this from happening?
     
  2. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

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    It can be done, as I had a similar problem when I got my aTV4 and still had an aTV3 sat next to it, but I can't remember the exact solution. It came from Macrumors though, so have a search through the aTV forum about the time of the aTV4 launch.
     
  3. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Is the ATV4 also paired to its own remote? I would think that if so it should not work at attention to any other remote.
     
  4. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes. It's paired to the Siri remote
     
  5. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Then it sounds to me like an ATV4 problem. That shouldn't be happening.
     

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