Remote Control sync

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by frogspawn504, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. frogspawn504 macrumors newbie


    Nov 3, 2015
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Does anyone know why it takes a couple of minutes for the remote to sync with one of my ATV4s? When I hit the button light blinks but nothing happens for almost two minutes. Thanks
  2. CarlJ macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2004
    San Diego, CA, USA
    The remote has some sort of power save mode. I usually hit the play/pause key if, say, the ATV4 is in screensaver, and it's working again in a couple seconds. If the ATV4 is sleeping (no LED and no picture), it comes up in perhaps 5-10 seconds.
  3. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    I have this problem. I noticed that the TV Key will bring up the TV App when nothing else works. But after changing the TV Key to the old setting of bringing up the Menu then it does not work either. I sometimes see mine reboot after a bit of time. I seem to think there is a problem App when I can mot connect. Anyway, I have tried a few things as suggested by some people but it does not help. Mainly just have to wait. I tend to walk by and hit the Menu key then do something else and by the time I come back it is ok. I also use a longer then normal Sleep Timeout to reduce this. I wish I could Sleep the TV but not the Apple TV. Really hoping that Apple just resolves it at some point.

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