How to install Remote HD on Original Apple TV (1G) tutorial
Setting up Remote HD is a breeze. Follow these simple instructions to get up and running in no time.
Disclaimer: Adding 3rd party software to an Apple TV is not supported by Apple. The instructions below describe how to unlock and install/upgrade Remote HD plugin as a 3rd party software.
You will need:
- An iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch running Remote HD
- An Apple TV to connect to (software version 3.0 or newer)
Follow these simple steps:
Install/Upgrade Remote HD plugin on the Apple TV
Remote HD’s Apple TV plugin must be installed and running on the Apple TV before you can control it with Remote HD. This part explains how to unlock your Apple TV and install/upgrade Remote HD plugin:
- Follow the atvusb-instructions for jailbreaking your AppleTV.
- Use your preferred SSH-client (free ones include OS X’s very own Terminal, or Putty for Windows) to connect to your AppleTV. By default, both the username and password are set to ‘frontrow’ (without the quotation marks).
Here’s an example of how to connect to the Apple TV using Terminal:
- Once connected, run the following set of commands on the Apple TV. They will download, uncompress, install/upgrade Remote HD plugin and restart the Apple TV interface.
scp ssh.remotehd.com:RemoteHelper.tar .
tar xvf RemoteHelper.tar
If prompted for a password, use ‘frontrow’ (without the quotation marks).
Start using Remote HD!
After the installation completes and the Apple TV restarts, you’re done! Now grab your device and have Remote HD scan for available connections. Your Apple TV should show up in the list of available WiFi-connections – just tap to connect! The default password is empty.