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Original Air Date: May 4, 2015

Apple TV Remote Tip

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The Apple TV is a wonderful device but I have a bone to pick with Apple. The remote is so small and sleek that it constantly disappears.

Whether it ends up between the cushions of the couch or it disappears underneath magazines on the coffee table, the refrain is always the same: has anyone seen the Apple TV remote.

Well, I have a cure for anyone suffering in a house full of users; program your primary remote to control the Apple TV box.

Buried in the Settings of the Apple TV is a simple way to take an unused input of your cable or television’s universal remote and add it.

Most remotes have an option for controlling a VCR, which most of us don’t use anymore, so that usually works perfectly.

The process only takes a few minutes and it’s changed the world at my house.

I’ve posted a link to the instructions at

Tomorrow, I’ll help all you Roku Box users with a similar tip