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    app to control apple tv

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    app to control apple tv
    I wish to get rid of my apple remote control and use my iPhone to control my apple TV. I have downloaded the remote app, however I can't find a way to use this remote to control the playing of movies on the Apple TV.

    The app allows me to control what happens on the iMac but not the TV.

    I wish to control the apple TV even with the iMac is off.

    I have the last generation HDD type Apple TV, this be the reason.

    Thanks

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    app to control apple tv
    mdfuller's Avatar
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    You need to pair it with the Apple TV and unpair it with the iMac (unless it is shut off when using the Apple TV). It will do everything the original remote did plus having a keyboard and being able to use gestures. You might have to "add library" or something. I cannot check as mine is not in front of me...

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    app to control apple tv
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    Question. do you have airplay enabled on the AppleTV? Does the old version of the Apple TV support Airplay? I use the Remote App on my iPhone to control iTunes on my Mini and my Apple TV2. Works great, but you do have to enable Airplay on everything.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

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    app to control apple tv
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    You need to activate Home Sharing on your AppleTV and then enter the same username (Apple ID) and password for the Remote app on your iPhone. Once that's done you'll see the ATV in the Remote app and can select it.

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    app to control apple tv

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    I can't seem to find home Sharing on the AppleTV. I have looked in Settings - Computers - Add shared iTunes Library. This then gives me a code to lock on to the iMac. I cannot see the ATV in the Remote app. Am I looking in the wrong place in the ATV menu?

    Please advise

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    app to control apple tv
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    No worries - I just looked around. This should help:

    Setting up Home Sharing for Apple TV (2nd generation)

    ...unfortunately this shows how to do it in the older OS version on the ATV. The new system looks quite a bit different. Is there an all/tile in the new ATV menu that says "Computers" or something like that? If you'd try to access this, the ATV should ask you to enable Home Sharing first.

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    app to control apple tv

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    I think it may be time to purchase the new ATV damm!

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