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Actions and App Control. Watch App. Point the Apple Remote three inches away from the set-top box, then press and hold the remote's Menu and Volume Up buttons for five seconds. If you see a notification on your television screen asking you to bring the Apple Remote closer, place the Remote on top of the Apple TV. If you don't see Remote connected notification on the television screen, unplug your Apple TV from the wall power outlet, wait at least six seconds, then plug it back in.
If necessary, repeat steps 1 to 3. Apple used to include a small white or silver infrared remote control with some Macs, which allowed Mac users to control things like Keynote presentations and iTunes media from afar. After downloading SiriMote, drag it from your Downloads folder to your Applications folder, then launch the app and follow the onscreen instructions to pair your Apple Remote with your Mac.
Related Roundups: Apple TV , tvOS Buyer's Guide: Apple TV Don't Buy. Top Rated Comments View all. I would buy an Apple TV in a heartbeat, if the remote was actually decent. I just use my phone. Thanks, I was wondering what Macs had IR. It looks like more than I thought. Although, I am sure that for every post of mine stating my dislike for something, there is one or more post about something that I enjoy. Maybe it was just a knee jerk reaction to someone disliking something that they like.
You came to that conclusion because I prefer physical buttons over a touch screen? I came to that conclusion based on your posts.
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You hate everything. You must of missed this one, it was right under the one you quoted: It doesn't look like I stated I hated the Remote Learning feature, actually it would seem I quite like it. Looks like you are wrong about me. Never had to "learn" or program anything, it just worked from day 1.
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This is a great solution if everything is compatible. I have a series 6 TCL that it doesn't work. One good thing about the Remote Learning feature is that you can use any IR remote, including old universal remotes that have all the playback buttons that most modern remotes do not have, like Skip, Step, FF, RW Jan 21 '16 at Arthur Stankevich Arthur Stankevich 2 3. There is a good review of this here mcleodm3. Also here: That this could be possible did not even occur to me!
Great hack. Falken Dec 4 '14 at Type2Phone is at houdah. I don't think there's any way to do that since iOS apps don't run well off an iOS device. Why do you think that apple wouldn't want me to do it? I could accept "No, there's no app for that" as an answer, but "they don't want you to" is a bold statement. To me, it just seems like an oversight given the different management paths that OS X and iOS have had until very recently with the departure of Scott Forstall. Do you have any actual facts to back up your claim that they actively do not want people to be able to do this?
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The Apple TV is an accessory; Apple does not generally want to provide users with ways to control accessories from a computer. They do it from iOS devices. This is the same as, say, not being able to control an iPod - even in a dock - from a computer.
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Also, the Apple TV's main interface is a TV set, not a computer, so adding an additional layer of abstraction - giving access from a computer, where you wouldn't be playing the content - makes no sense.