Monthly Archives: September 2014

Use Apple TV without remote, without WiFi and without Home Sharing enabled

If you managed to lose your Apple TV remote, not have it connected to WiFi, Bluetooth is off and Home Sharing is not enabled so you can’t use the Remote App on your iPhone even if you use a network cable – there is still a way!

The key is that when you do a factory restore of your Apple TV, it enables Bluetooth and allow you to connect a remote keyboard. Get the OSX App 1Keyboard to have your Mac act as an Bluetooth keyboard and the connect the Apple TV to your Mac using a micro-USB cable and perform a factory restore.

After the factory restore is done, hook it up to your TV and use 1Keyboard to connect. Mission accomplished!