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AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 15, 2019 03:36PM
I know we've all discussed what a crappy design this remote is but for crying out lout I'm on my 3rd remote and the remotes cost about half what a new AppleTV costs. I think I'll just get a generic remote. I'll miss that microphone though.



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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: modelamac
Date: January 15, 2019 03:43PM
I use the Remote only to set up the ATV initially when moving back and forth from MI and FL. After setup, I use the ATV Remote app on my iPhone. Works a charm.



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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 15, 2019 03:52PM
....use iPad or iPhone.....or get a remote for the older Apple TV the one with hard keys.....it works on the newer Apple TVs......



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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: January 15, 2019 03:58PM
No problems here with Apple TV 3, or previous TV 2.
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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: mikebw
Date: January 15, 2019 04:00PM
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DeusxMac
No problems here with Apple TV 3, or previous TV 2.

Same here.

EDIT- I have an ATV2 and ATV4. No issues with either. /EDIT

What is happening to yours Dave?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/2019 04:05PM by mikebw.
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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: Gareth
Date: January 15, 2019 04:04PM
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DeusxMac
No problems here with Apple TV 3, or previous TV 2.

Presumably Dave is referring to the ATV 4 remote, which is indeed junk. But, like others, I just use the older remote from an ATV 3 with the ATV 4.
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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 15, 2019 05:06PM
There is a silicone Skin on Amazon that helps a lot.

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You no longer have to guess if you hold it right, it makes it easier to hold (the thing is damn too thin and slipper) and adds some protection if you drop it.

But I agree that naked the remote is junk. Apple should be ashamed of putting out such crap.
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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: January 15, 2019 05:11PM
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DeusxMac
No problems here with Apple TV 3, or previous TV 2.

Yeah, ditto. And when it's not convenient to use (dammit, kids; where did you put it?), I use the app on my iPhone to control it.

And ditto also space-time's recommendation of a remote cover; I got this one. Helps a lot.



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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: rz
Date: January 15, 2019 05:33PM
I got an older Apple TV at an auction a few months back, but it didn't come with a remote. Unfortunately, you can't use the iPhone app without first connecting to the same network, which I couldn't do without the remote! They I found out that the remote that came with my Macbook like 12 years ago actually works with the Apple TV! But as I said, it's an older model (2nd gen) that only does 720p, and has no internal storage. I'll probably sell it.
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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 15, 2019 05:42PM
....can you put the junk.....in the trunk.....??/



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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: January 15, 2019 05:49PM
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space-time
There is a silicone Skin on Amazon that helps a lot.

I have those for my aTV remotes.

Work fine.
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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: January 15, 2019 05:52PM
Zero problems with our ATV4 remote...have never even bothered setting a phone as a backup.
YMMV I guess.



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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: davemchine
Date: January 15, 2019 06:06PM
I have the rubber skin also. Big help for holding the remote. The first remote just stopped working one day. The second has an unresponsive touchscreen.



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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: decay
Date: January 15, 2019 06:49PM
Can a Harmony programmable remote be used with an older Apple TV?



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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 15, 2019 07:09PM
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Markintosh
Zero problems with our ATV4 remote...have never even bothered setting a phone as a backup.
YMMV I guess.

How can you tell which way you hold it in a dark room?

I see that and I raise: How can you tell which way you hold it in a well lit room? Serious question. No matter what I do, I end up picking up the wrong way half the time.

second Q: if the remote was idle for a long time, does it respond? mine does not, I usually use the volume buttons to wake it up, then it works.

But even then, it is not as responsive as it should be. Yes, the damn thing is fully charged.
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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 15, 2019 07:09PM
I used to keep alerts on TV that remote disconnected, then reconnected, but I have not seen those in a while.
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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: FormerlySaleenl
Date: January 15, 2019 07:33PM
We use Harmony remotes (touchscreen and non-touchscreen) with all of our AppleTVs and I think we have had every version. No audio input but they work well otherwise.
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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 15, 2019 07:35PM
.....in perfect harmony.....??



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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: Forrest
Date: January 15, 2019 08:38PM
I was an early adopter on the ATV4. Never had any problems with the remote - zero.

If you don't care about the Siri, the old silver remote used on ATV2 and ATV3 works just fine and it's simple to determine which way to point the remote.

FYI Apple still sells the silver remote for $20 and you'll find clones Amazon for $6-$12
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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 15, 2019 08:42PM
....so that skin is like a prophylactic......????



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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: January 16, 2019 01:44AM
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Gareth
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DeusxMac
No problems here with Apple TV 3, or previous TV 2.

Presumably Dave is referring to the ATV 4 remote, which is indeed junk.

I have two Apple TV 4 units and I have never replaced the remotes. I don't think they're junk.
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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: space-time
Date: January 16, 2019 06:01AM
very polarizing opinions, some people think the remotes are junk, others think the remotes are just fine.

besides the design which is the same, I wonder if we are talking about two different manufacturers or two different batches? Like I said, mine is very "glitchy".
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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 16, 2019 06:35AM
....never had issues with my remote but don't like it.....it isn't precise enough.....



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Re: AppleTV remote...junk
Posted by: TLB
Date: January 16, 2019 11:30AM
I've had no real issues with my ATV4 remote. If it acts "glitchy", a quick recharge brings it back, so for me, poor performance is a weak battery indicator.
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