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    Default Remote Control or Mousepad

    Would any of you who own an Apple TV prefer to use the supplied super thin remote control device or would an Apple mousepad serve you better, if you could use it with the Apple TV?
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    Honestly? Neither. Not a fan of the thin remote at all, but would probably dislike a mouse even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les74 View Post
    Honestly? Neither. Not a fan of the thin remote at all, but would probably dislike a mouse even more.
    The remote control unit is okay, but I'm interested in seeing how a mousepad would work with it. I think the screen layout would work with the mousepad, but I could be wrong......Anyway, thanks for replying, and enjoy the rest of your evening.
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    The just updated yesterday Remote App is quite good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    The just updated yesterday Remote App is quite good...
    Yes, it is, however, I wish it felt a tad more sturdy.....oh wait. You said "remote app" and I was thinking the remote control device itself....lol...my bad!
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 11-05-2013 at 05:39 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Yes, it is, however, I wish it felt a tad more sturdy.
    Forgive me for asking this stupid question, but how does the Remote app work? Basically, what is it's purpose? I'm interested.
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    I have a spare Apple bluetooth keyboard... that is the preferred method for me. My wife uses the Logitech Harmony remote on the AppleTV connected to the family room entertainment center... so I guess our answer would be "none of the above".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les74 View Post
    Forgive me for asking this stupid question, but how does the Remote app work? Basically, what is it's purpose? I'm interested.
    It does a couple of things… 1) serves as a remote control for all aTVs in the house, 2) allows you to view and play anything in your iTunes home sharing library on the aTV.
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    I use the supplied ATV remote most of the time. I like the iPhone app but alway forget to use it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Les74 View Post
    Forgive me for asking this stupid question, but how does the Remote app work? Basically, what is it's purpose? I'm interested.
    To add to Karen's thoughts... it makes entering info requiring text a breeze with the iPhone or iPad keyboard instead of via the Apple Remote one letter at a time with lots of scrolling...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    To add to Karen's thoughts... it makes entering info requiring text a breeze with the iPhone or iPad keyboard instead of via the Apple Remote one letter at a time with lots of scrolling...
    Ah, that's great! Gonna DL it now. Thanks to you both!!
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    Wow learn something new everyday it's kind of touchy but being able to use the iPhone keyboard is a big plus


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    I never use the little remote that came with the aTVs. My Logitechs do the basic job of turning everything on and off mad then I usually use the Remote app to navigate the Apple TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    I have a spare Apple bluetooth keyboard... that is the preferred method for me. My wife uses the Logitech Harmony remote on the AppleTV connected to the family room entertainment center... so I guess our answer would be "none of the above".
    I just configured my Apple Bluetooth keyboard with it and man, I'm glad I read your reply. I might as well put the remote back in the box.......The arrow keys are used to maneuver through the features, the ESC key to back out of a menu or feature and, of course, the qwerty keys for search purposes. This is awesome!
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 11-06-2013 at 10:24 AM.
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    ATV needs the remote google TV has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Cook5 View Post
    ATV needs the remote google TV has.
    Absolutely not. No. Never. Don't ever say that again.

    I have a google TV and the remote is atrocious. Plain horrible.

    Besides, the AppleTV has been a success for Apple, Google TV was an embarrassment for Google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totalimmortal363 View Post
    Absolutely not. No. Never. Don't ever say that again.

    I have a google TV and the remote is atrocious. Plain horrible.

    Besides, the AppleTV has been a success for Apple, Google TV was an embarrassment for Google.
    Why do you say Google TV has been an embarrassment for Google?


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    Remote control for me but I feel that Apple could do a lot to improve the remote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rayz336 View Post
    Remote control for me but I feel that Apple could do a lot to improve the remote.
    Like adding a 10sec back button like Roku! I use the Remote app exclusively. I haven't used the actual remote since I set my tv up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Cook5 View Post
    Why do you say Google TV has been an embarrassment for Google?


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    The partners that released GoogleTV's sold a deplorably low amount of them, Logitech in particular was particularly disappointed in the low sales numbers. Apple, on the other hand, sells a very steady amount of AppleTV's every quarter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totalimmortal363 View Post
    The partners that released GoogleTV's sold a deplorably low amount of them, Logitech in particular was particularly disappointed in the low sales numbers. Apple, on the other hand, sells a very steady amount of AppleTV's every quarter.
    Honestly, the first batch of Google TV products were vastly overpriced so I don't understand why those partner ps were shocked by low sales given that some were higher than game consoles
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    My AppleTV remote is stored in a drawer in one of my end tables. The Remote App is great. More functional on both my iPhone and iPad.
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