Samsung TV remote and Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by downingp, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    Should I be able to control an Apple TV 4 with my Samsung TV remote?
    I got a new series 6 Samsung TV for Christmas and hooked it up to my Apple TV 4. Everything works fine other than the fact I have to use the Apple TV remote to control the Apple TV. Is this normal? I even went into the Apple TV settings and tried to setup the third party remote option but when I press the “down” button on my Samsung remote it says the command is already in use.
    Any thoughts?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    I had a 7 series a 49MU7000 and the remote worked with it fine. Assuming it's the same remote it should work automatically.
     
  3. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That’s what I don’t understand. On the initial TV setup, the TV recognized the Apple TV in HDMI 1 and thought everything was good to go.
     
  4. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just got off the phone with Samsung support and they are telling me it is not possible to control the Apple TV with the Samsung TV remote.
    That doesn’t seem right if I am reading all over the internet that it’s possible
     
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    you must turn on HDMI-CEC, on my LG it's called simplink,
    looks like samsung calls it anynet+

    samasung anynet+ - Click for instructions.
     
  6. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the response. I have already verified anynet+ is on.
     

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