1. willthetech's Avatar
    OK so after months of painful researching I decided to get an apple tv, so far everything is good...But for some reason when i go to remote app on apple tv my iphone is not listed. Weird thing is I can mirror my phone to my apple TV fine..."WTF"...I am so confused...Apple tv and iPhone are in the same network (ATV wired, iPhone wireless)...I did all the basic trouble shooting like restart router, check ip, check all setting in my iPhone and ATV, home shearing is on in the same account...Any ideas?

    Thanks
    03-17-2013 10:38 AM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    There is no remote app on the Apple TV. There is a Remote app for the iPhone that let's you control the Apple TV. Is this what you meant?
    03-17-2013 10:44 AM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    What 'Remote' app on AppleTV are you talking about? There is no app I'm aware of that will give one the ability to control an iDevice (phone or pad) FROM an AppleTV with an app... the Apple Remote app only allows control of AppleTVs from iDevices.
    03-17-2013 10:46 AM
  4. willthetech's Avatar
    There is no remote app on the Apple TV. There is a Remote app for the iPhone that let's you control the Apple TV. Is this what you meant?
    What 'Remote' app on AppleTV are you talking about? There is no app I'm aware of that will give one the ability to control an iDevice (phone or pad) FROM an AppleTV with an app... the Apple Remote app only allows control of AppleTVs from iDevices.
    I am sorry guys, that's what I meant, i downloaded the remote app in my iPhone and it will not see the apple tv for me to control it...
    03-17-2013 10:53 AM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    On the Remote app - click the "settings" icon, upper right corner... turn on Home Sharing... that should allow you to see the AppleTV and your iTunes library(ies) that have home sharing enabled.
    03-17-2013 10:57 AM
  6. willthetech's Avatar
    I did and still cant see it...very odd
    03-17-2013 02:03 PM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    Your AppleTV, iPhone & Remote app are all using the same AppleID as the iTunes on computer is using? And you're leaving iTunes running on the computer all the time?
    03-17-2013 02:07 PM
  8. jclisenby's Avatar
    Your AppleTV, iPhone & Remote app are all using the same AppleID as the iTunes on computer is using? And you're leaving iTunes running on the computer all the time?
    You don't have to keep iTunes running on the computer. Mine works even with the Mac off.

    Do you think the ATV being a wired connection matters? I think I read somewhere before that to use the to iPhone remote they have to both be WiFi? I could be wrong.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    03-17-2013 02:31 PM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    Do you think the ATV being a wired connection matters? I think I read somewhere before that to use the to iPhone remote they have to both be WiFi? I could be wrong.
    You can't play anything from a home shared library if the library can't be accessed... the only thing you could play from an iDevice without the iTunes library available is media stored directly on the iDevice, or streamed through it.
    03-17-2013 02:34 PM
  10. jclisenby's Avatar
    You can't play anything from a home shared library if the library can't be accessed... the only thing you could play from an iDevice without the iTunes library available is media stored directly on the iDevice, or streamed through it.
    I think it works for me cause of iTunes Match maybe?


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    03-17-2013 02:40 PM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    I think it works for me cause of iTunes Match maybe?
    That would be streaming through your iDevice...
    03-17-2013 02:41 PM
  12. willthetech's Avatar
    Your AppleTV, iPhone & Remote app are all using the same AppleID as the iTunes on computer is using? And you're leaving iTunes running on the computer all the time?
    Yes and Yes...
    03-17-2013 06:17 PM
  13. willthetech's Avatar
    You don't have to keep iTunes running on the computer. Mine works even with the Mac off.

    Do you think the ATV being a wired connection matters? I think I read somewhere before that to use the to iPhone remote they have to both be WiFi? I could be wrong.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    Hmm! ill have to try that when i get home
    03-17-2013 06:18 PM
  14. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I have my apple TVs wired and it works just fine. I like using it to mess with my kids when they are using the Apple TV in another room.

    Try going into Settings, General and somewhere in there is a network test. It might've able to give you some info.
    03-17-2013 06:52 PM
  15. willthetech's Avatar
    I have my apple TVs wired and it works just fine. I like using it to mess with my kids when they are using the Apple TV in another room.

    Try going into Settings, General and somewhere in there is a network test. It might've able to give you some info.
    I tried that before and nothing, odd thing is i can air share my iPhone to my Apple tv...
    03-17-2013 06:55 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    In order for the Remote app to be able to "see" and control the AppleTV - you have to turn on HomeSharing on the AppleTV itself using the same AppleID you're using on the iDevice(s).
    03-17-2013 07:00 PM
  17. Peligro911's Avatar
    Wired or not it don't matter as long as phone a Apple TV are on same network I have 2 Apple TV one wireless and one wired I can control both from my phone or iPad ..

    Double check your settings for network and make sure home sharing is turned on in the settings of Apple TV and on your iPhone


    Sent from my iPhone 5 from a galaxy far far away (in the USA ) using Tapatalk !
    03-17-2013 07:32 PM
  18. ridiculocity's Avatar
    Don't you have to pair it with iTunes by entering a 4 digit code provided in the app?
    03-17-2013 10:10 PM
  19. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Don't you have to pair it with iTunes by entering a 4 digit code provided in the app?
    No
    03-17-2013 10:12 PM
  20. kch50428's Avatar
    Don't you have to pair it with iTunes by entering a 4 digit code provided in the app?
    You can set up a PIN/password for AirPlay to AppleTVs... other 'security' is HomeSharing - and that's tied to an AppleID/Password.
    03-17-2013 10:13 PM
  21. willthetech's Avatar
    Home share is on in my Apple TV with the same log on...I am wondering if it has to do with my phone that is Jailbroke...
    03-18-2013 03:00 AM
  22. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    My iPhone 5 and iPad 4 are jailbroken and the remote app works as it's supposed to.

    Dumb question. Did you unplug the ATV itself to reboot it? I noticed in your OP that
    you reset the router but made no mention of resetting the ATV. And you did check
    that the ATV firmware is up to date?
    03-18-2013 04:08 PM
  23. willthetech's Avatar
    Ok so i decided to connect my ATV wireless instead and now it works, but wired it doesn't...Weird not sure if ATV and Dlink do not like to play with each other but for some reason iphone and ATV need to be wireless for the remote app to work in my nextwork.
    03-20-2013 03:45 AM
  24. outonmybike's Avatar
    Yeah. I get the same thing. When my apple TV is connected to the internet via ethernet cable my ipod touch can't find it when I use the Remote App. When the apple TV is connected wirelessly my ipod touch can connect to it and control it just fine through the remote app. Homsharing, airplay and stuff work, just not the remote app when the apple TV is connected via ethernet. And its all on the same network. Apple TV shows up in the remote app screnn on my ipod touch, it just doesn't ever connect....it just says "connecting" forever and never actually connects. Is this the same thing that happens to you?
    06-27-2013 04:32 PM
  25. Fausty82's Avatar
    Yeah. I get the same thing. When my apple TV is connected to the internet via ethernet cable my ipod touch can't find it when I use the Remote App. When the apple TV is connected wirelessly my ipod touch can connect to it and control it just fine through the remote app. Homsharing, airplay and stuff work, just not the remote app when the apple TV is connected via ethernet. And its all on the same network. Apple TV shows up in the remote app screnn on my ipod touch, it just doesn't ever connect....it just says "connecting" forever and never actually connects. Is this the same thing that happens to you?
    That is interesting/strange. I have 3 AppleTVs in my home - one is connected via ethernet direct from router, one is connected wirelessly, and the last one is connected via ethernet to an airport express that is acting as a wireless bridge... and my Remote app can see/control all three units without issue.
    06-27-2013 04:44 PM
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