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sofakng

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Dec 5, 2008
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I'd like to stick an IR emitter onto the Apple TV (2015) but I can't find the exact spot where the IR receiver is located.

Does anybody know where it is?
 

bluespark

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Jul 11, 2009
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I don't know the answer, but I taped my emitter to the cabinet a couple of inches in front of the ATV and pointed toward it. It works fine.
 

dnjmarlboro

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Oct 15, 2008
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The new apple tv uses bluetooth connection for the remote. The reason the remote has a IR is so it can control tv's and amps that don't work with hdmi control.

Of course the remote uses bluetooth. But the Apple TV has got a ir receiver too....
It's located nearly at the same place as the Apple TV 3. Not directly in the middle, just a little bit to the right.
 

thisismyusername

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Nov 1, 2015
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I'd like to stick an IR emitter onto the Apple TV (2015) but I can't find the exact spot where the IR receiver is located.

It shouldn't be too hard to find it via trial and error. That's how I found out where to stick the IR emitters on my Apple TV 3 and my receiver.
 

Rigby

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If it's anything like the older models, the whole case is IR-transparent. Mounting the IR blaster anywhere above or in front of the ATV should work.
 

ActionableMango

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I'm looking for this too. I'm trying trial and error, but the problem is that it works intermittently.

On the ATV3 case I actually stuck it on toward the left, which is the wrong place, but it worked 100% anyway. On the ATV4 I'm having a rough time finding a good spot.

I can't find the location of the IR receiver in any picture I've seen so far on the Internet.
 

ActionableMango

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Awesome, thanks! I've tried the left and the center top, but not the right yet, and it looks like it's on the right.
 

appleCakes

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Jan 6, 2015
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Does anyone know where the IR receiver is for the Apple TV 4K 3rd generation. Note that box size and shape have changed compared to 1st and 2nd gen.
 
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Alpha Centauri

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Note: writing your question into the same text area as the OP makes it hard to respond to you.

As to the why? Speculating that the OP wants to use the Apple TV inside a cabinet or low board that has a frontal enclosure instead of netting. So for this there's emitters that are placed near/ in front of the device's IR receiver, then another main IR receiver in line of sight that is triggered by the device's actual remote.

Edit: I didn't revive this 7yr old thread but did reply to someone from that era. Note to self: check posting dates with more care.
 
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