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Learn How To Control Your Apple TV With A Third Party Remote

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Learn How To Control Your Apple TV With A Third Party Remote: Did you ever feel if you could control your Apple TV with some another remote? Yes, the original remote is good but you might not like it may be because of its miniature size. Moreover, it is fun to control your Apple TV with a third party remote that you love. Whatever may be your reason, I am pretty sure you would love to try this idea. After all, you do not need to go out of the box to implement this idea. If you still think that it can spoil your TV, you would be pleased to know that Apple allows you to use any third party remote in place of the original remote if you wish.

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How To Use Apple TV with a third party remote

Step #1. First of all, you need to go to the Settings app on your Apple TV.

Step #2. In the settings, you would find the option of Remotes and Devices as you scroll down.

Step #3. Navigate to Learn Remote > Start to start the proceedings.

Before moving to the next step, you need to check if your Apple TV is responding to the commands of the third party remote. Simply follow the instructions on your screen and let your TV become compatible with the signals of the new remote.

Step #4. Next, you will be asked to provide a tag or name to this new third-party remote.

Step #5. You can also use the option ‘Set Up Playback Buttons’ to help you TV recognise the commands of your new remote.

With the last step, you are all set to control your Apple TV with a third party remote. However, you will need to wait for a few seconds before you can start using this remote. After the third party app is added to your Apple TV app, you can start using it just like the main remote. Your TV interface will confirm that your remote is added successfully by displaying it in the list.

How to Delete a Third-party Remote Connected to your Apple TV

In case you decide to no longer use the third party remote, you can remove it in just a few steps. You just need to follow the steps below to delete the third party remote from your Apple TV app.

Step #1. First of all, you need to go to the Settings app on your Apple TV. On the screen, scroll down and navigate to Remotes and Devices → the name of your third-party remote to locate your remote.

Step #2. Now, you just need to select Delete Remote to delete the added third party remote.

Step #3. The app will ask you to tap the option once more as part of the confirmation.

The Bottom Line

Your original Apple TV remote gives you the complete control of the TV but there is always some scope for improvements. Sometimes, you might not find it fast enough to live up to your expectations. Also, the original Apple TV remote can have issues with understanding the foreign accents. After all, there is absolutely no harm in trying Apple TV with a third party remote.


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