Although the Apple TV’s remote control looks sleek, it leaves a lot to be desired. The tiny buttons on the awkward-shaped directional pad can make it difficult to browse through iTune’s library of thousands of movies and TV shows.
As you know, you can easily replace the remote with your iPhone using Apple’s Remote app. But did you know there’s another option? You can control your Apple TV with a third-party remote. And it’s actually fairly easy to setup…
If you have a universal remote, like one that came with your TV or cable/satellite box, you can perform these easy steps to program it to run your Apple TV.…read more
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.
We’re pleased to announce, thanks to Remote HD, the 1st gen AppleTV is now able to act as an AirPlay compatible device! With Remote HD installed all the amazing features of AirPlay for the new black AppleTV are now available on the original silver models.
What can I stream?
- Video, YouTube, video podcasts, and photos from iOS devices.
- Video, and video podcasts from iTunes.
- Video from other 3rd party apps if your iOS devices is modified to do so.
- Audio streaming coming soon.
How does it work?
- If you don’t already have Remote HD purchase it here [iTunes link].
- Install Remote HD on your AppleTV
- Restart your AppleTV.
This is a quick and easy tutorial on how to install NitoTV onto the Apple TV 1G, this program is needed in order to enable external storage.
In order to install NitoTV, your Apple TV must be jailbroken, for a tutorial on how to do this, click here.
Step 1. Navigate over to ‘Software Menu’ along the menu of your Apple TV.
Note: this menu will only be there if you have jailbroken your Apple TV
Step 2. Under Software Menu, select ’3rd Party’
Step 3. Click on NitoTV, and select download.
The Apple TV will now download the installation file, once this is complete it will be installed.…read more
This is a quick, easy and clear tutorial on how to jailbreak the original Apple TV. After you have jailbroken, you will be able to allow external storage, additional media codec’s and so on.
Step 1. Download ATVUSB-Creator.
Click here for the download link for Mac (Intel/PPC OSX)
Click here for the download link for PC (Windows XP/Vista)
Step 2. Launch ATVUSB-Creator.
Step 3. Plug in a flash drive
Plug a flash drive into your computer. (greater than 1GB preferably)
Step 4. Hit ‘Create Using’
Hit the ‘Create Using’ button. This will go head and install ATV USB Creator onto your flash drive.…read more
Earlier today I bought an original Apple TV. When I was looking for available hacks for the origanal Apple TV (something we are looking to add here at AppleTVBlogr.com sometime in the future) I came across this.
This is an overview tutorial on how to control the music in your car using the Remote app on your iPhone. This will work for both the Apple TV 1G (original) and the Apple TV 2G (when external storage has been enabled). This isn’t all that practical, I am sure there are more efficent methods of doing this, but how many people can say they have an Apple TV in their car?…read more