Mac OS X hints
The good news is that Apple gives you the ability to use another remote with your AppleTV without too much hassle. You simply need to show your AppleTV the buttons on your new remote control .
To configure a new control you must follow these steps:
- Launch your AppleTV and access your computer’s preferences.
- Select the option GeneralRemote and then the option: “Configure a new control”.
- Now you’ll see on your screen the buttons to show to your new controller. Simply press on your new controller, in the order shown on the screen, the different buttons you will use for those functions.
Apple specifies that not all controllers are compatible , but a large majority work without problem. If you have a TV with a remote that can control more than one device, it’s a good option to save another remote on the couch.