1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I misplace my Apple TV remote and would like an alternative to be able to remotely use it. Any good remote apps?
    01-05-2016 01:41 PM
  2. firedept10's Avatar
    If you have an iPhone try the Remote app. Setting it up instructions are here. Pretty good for the TV 3, but will only do the basics for the TV4.
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    01-05-2016 02:38 PM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    If you have an iPhone try the Remote app. Setting it up instructions are here. Pretty good for the TV 3, but will only do the basics for the TV4.
    What @firedept10 said. With the gen 1-3 AppleTVs you won't notice a difference in functionality but if you have a gen 4 AppleTV you'll lose Siri and the Remote app doesn't make a very good game controller. What I do like about the Remote app with all versions of AppleTV is the full keyboard that pops up so you can type in searches rather than swiping around and selecting letters on the TV screen.
    TurboTiger likes this.
    01-05-2016 04:26 PM
  4. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Having an issue using the Remote app with my new ATV4
    hen opening the app on my iPhone 6S or my iPad Air, it tells me to "Turn on Home Sharing......"
    Home Sharing is turned on and logged in using the proper login on my ATV4, iPhone and iPad.
    I've signed out and logged back in on my ATV4 and still no dice.
    Any clues?
    TIA
    01-06-2016 09:36 PM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Having an issue using the Remote app with my new ATV4
    hen opening the app on my iPhone 6S or my iPad Air, it tells me to "Turn on Home Sharing......"
    Home Sharing is turned on and logged in using the proper login on my ATV4, iPhone and iPad.
    I've signed out and logged back in on my ATV4 and still no dice.
    Any clues?
    TIA
    Have you paired the Remote app on the AppleTV? It would have generated a code for you to type in. If you need detailed instructions I can post them a little later once my wife isn't using our AppleTV to watch Friends reruns.
    01-06-2016 09:59 PM
  6. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Have you paired the Remote app on the AppleTV? It would have generated a code for you to type in. If you need detailed instructions I can post them a little later once my wife isn't using our AppleTV to watch Friends reruns.
    Tks DB,
    I found the Pairing section on the ATV4 but it keeps trying to pair but nothing is happening.
    TIA

    New issue
    The remote app on iPhone & iPad is not working on my 3rd gen ATV on another TV.
    Same message appears that it wants me to Turn On Hame Sharing.

    A week ago when I set up the new ATV4, the Remote App on the iPhone and iPad worked with both ATVs.

    TIA
    Last edited by TurboTiger; 01-06-2016 at 10:48 PM.
    01-06-2016 10:17 PM
  7. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Tks DB,
    I found the Pairing section on the ATV4 but it keeps trying to pair but nothing is happening.
    TIA

    New issue
    The remote app on iPhone & iPad is not working on my 3rd gen ATV on another TV.
    Same message appears that it wants me to Turn On Hame Sharing.

    A week ago when I set up the new ATV4, the Remote App on the iPhone and iPad worked with both ATVs.

    TIA
    Got it solved.
    Ended up reseting my Wi-FI router.
    Tks DB
    Good Luck
    01-06-2016 11:05 PM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Got it solved.
    Ended up reseting my Wi-FI router.
    Tks DB
    Good Luck
    Great! Funny how often the "turn it off and then back on" method works.
    01-07-2016 06:17 AM

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