BUTTON REMOTE FOR APPLE TV

USER GUIDE & FAQ

HOW TO PROGRAM YOUR BUTTON REMOTE


The Button Remote is programmed to work with your Apple TV and Apple TV 4K out of the box. 


The Button Remote for Apple TV is an infrared remote (IR), please make sure there are no obstacles between the remote control and your Apple TV or Apple TV 4K.


For controlling your TV with the Button Remote for Apple TV (Set up for Power, Volume, and Mute Keys)
 

If you have a Samsung TV then your Remote is already programmed.

Auto Search of Popular TV Brands:

The Following Brands are supported for Auto Search.  

Samsung
LG
Sony
Philips
Panasonic
TCL
Brandt
JVC
Sharp
Thomson

To conduct the Auto Search method for Top TV Brands:

 

1- Press the [MENU] + [OK] keys at the same time for more than 3 seconds to enter the set-up mode. Then the LED will turn on with a solid red light at the top of the remote. If any button is not pressed for the next 20 seconds, the LED will be switched OFF and the remote will exit out of set-up mode automatically.

2- Press the [P^] key to transmit the volume command signal to your TV.   The Button Remote will send the [VOL+] code of the next TV code on every [P^] key press. (Hint:  the volume indicator on your TV screen will appear when the volume command and TV match up.  The volume indicator may only appear for just a few seconds).

3- If a user presses and holds the [P^] key, the remote control will send the [VOL+] code of the next TV code every 2 seconds.

4- If the end of the DB is reached, the LED will blink 3 times.

5- If the [P^] key is pressed and held, the remote control will repeat [VOL+] commands through another cycle.

6- When the volume indicator appears on your screen, test the [VOL+], [VOL-], and [Mute] keys to confirm it works with your TV.

7- To complete set up, press the the OK button. The changed setting is saved and the remote control will exit the set up mode. The remote control LED will blink three times to let the user know that the remote control was exiting set-up mode. 

ADDITIONAL TV SUPPORT PROGRAMMING

To conduct the auto search method of the full database of TV Brands:

1- Press the [MENU] + [OK] keys at the same time for more than 3 seconds to enter the set-up mode. Then the LED will turn on with a solid red light at the top of the remote. If any button is not pressed for the next 20 seconds, the LED will be switched OFF and the remote will exit out of set-up mode automatically.


2- Press the [Pv] key to transmit the volume command signal to your TV. The Button Remote will send the [VOL+] code of the next TV code on every [Pv] key press. (Hint: the volume indicator on your TV screen will appear when the volume command and TV match up. The volume indicator may only appear for just a few seconds)..

3- If a user presses and holds [Pv] key, the remote control will send [VOL+] code of the next TV code set every 2 seconds.

4- If the end of the DB is reached, the LED will blink 3 times.

5- If the [P v] key is pressed and held, the remote control will repeat [VOL+] commands another cycle. In set-up mode, users can test the [VOL+], [VOL-], and [Mute] keys.

6- When the volume indicator appears on your screen, test the [VOL+], [VOL-], and [Mute] keys to confirm it works with your TV.

7- To complete set up, press the the OK button. The changed setting is saved and the remote control will exit the set up mode. The remote control LED will blink three times to let the user know that the remote control was exiting set-up mode.

FULL SELECTION OF TV CODES

SOUND BAR AND AUDIO SUPPORT

Soundbar and Audio Receiver Set-up 

NOTE BEFORE PROGRAMMING YOUR AUDIO DEVICE: The Button Remote for Apple TV will support controlling the audio, mute, and power of the TV or the external audio device, but not both systems.

Auto-Search Auto search method for Top Audio brands.

The following Brands Auto-Search are supported:
Logitech
Samsung
LG
Sony
Philips
Bose
JBL
Harman Kardon
Arcam
Jamo

To conduct the auto search method for Top Audio and Soundbar Brands, please follow the instructions below.


1- Press the [MENU] + [OK] key for more than 3 seconds to enter the set-up mode. Then the LED will turn on solid red at the top of the Button Remote.

2- If any keypress is not followed for the next 20 seconds, LED will be switched OFF and will exit out of set-up mode automatically.

3- If a user presses the [UP] button (the arrow above the OK button), the remote control will send the [VOL+] code of the next audio system code on every [UP] button press.

4- If a user presses and holds the [UP] button, the remote control will send the [VOL+] code of the next Soundbar code every 2 seconds.

5- If the end of the DB is reached, the LED will blink 3 times. If the [UP] button is pressed and held, the remote control will repeat [VOL+] commands another cycle.

6- When the volume signal appears on your audio device, test the [VOL+], [VOL-], and [Mute] keys to confirm it works with your audio device.

7- If the OK key is pressed, the changed setting value is saved and the remote control will exit the setup mode. The remote control will blink the LED three times to let the user know that the remote control was exiting set-up mode.

ADDITIONAL AUDIO SUPPORT

Audio All Brands Auto Search (Auto search method for All Brands)

To conduct the auto search method for All Audio Brands.

1- Press the [MENU] + [OK] key for more than 3 seconds to enter the set-up mode. Then the LED will turn on solid red at the top of the Button Remote.

2- If any key press is not followed for the next 20 seconds, the LED will be switched OFF and exit out of set-up mode automatically.

3- If a user presses [DOWN] button (the arrow located below the OK button), the remote control will send [VOL+] code of the next Soundbar code set on every [DOWN] key press.

4- If a user presses and holds the [DOWN] key, the remote control will send [VOL+] code of the next Soundbar code set every 2 seconds.

5- If the end of the DB is reached, the LED will blink 3 times. If the [DOWN] key is pressed and held, the remote control will repeat [VOL+] commands another cycle.

6- When the volume signal appears on your audio device, test the [VOL+], [VOL-], and [Mute] keys to confirm it works with your audio device.

7- If the OK key is pressed, the changed setting value is saved and the remote control exits the setup mode.

8- The Button Remote Control will blink the LED three times to let the user know that remote control is exiting set-up mode.

DETAILED BUTTON FUNCTIONALITY 

  • STANDBY / POWER ON - With this button, you can turn your TV on or off. You must have previously synchronized your TV with the remote control as explained in the instructions (unless you have a Samsung TV).
    A long press on this button (more than two seconds) allows you to switch off the Apple TV only (unless the CEC is activated; in this case, your television will be turned off as well).

  • MENU - This button is used to activate hidden options of a page.
    It also allows you to return to the previous screen.
    Additionally, you can use this button to turn on your Apple TV when it is off.
    A long press on the Menu button allows you to return to the Apple TV home screen.
  • NAVIGATION ARROWS - With the navigation arrows, you can navigate through the screens and select the icons of the services you want to use.
    The top arrow activates the channel carrousel: They are sorted by category, and you will also find your favorite selection.
    The down arrow activates the player's option menu when you watch TV so you can access advanced features (Info & Controls and Audio).

  • OK - The OK button confirms the entry in the menu corresponding to the icon on which the cursor is pointing.
  • PROGRAM UP & DOWN - P ^/v. These buttons allow you to  program your Button Remote at set up.  You can switch to the upper or lower program when the user is watching a live TV program. If the program is not live, you will have to confirm that you want to return to live TV before switching.  This feature works on select Apple TV apps such as Apple Music.
  • VOLUME UP & DOWN - VOL +/-. These buttons allow you to increase or decrease the sound volume of your TV. You must have previously synchronized your TV with the remote control as explained in the instructions (unless you have a Samsung TV).
  • MUTE - This button mutes the sound of your TV. By pressing it again, you can reactivate the sound. You must have previously synchronized your TV with the remote control as explained in the instructions (unless you have a Samsung TV).
  • SKIP FORWARD - Skip forward. Allows you to skip part of the program by jumping forward 10 seconds.
  • SKIP BACK - Skip back. Allows you to skip part of the program by jumping backwards.
  • FAST REWIND - Fast rewind. This button allows you to rewind a program. A second press will accelerate the rewinding. A third press will return to normal playback mode. You can also return to normal Play mode by pressing the “Play” button.
  • FAST FORWARD This button allows you to fast-forward a program (not on live TV). A second press will accelerate the forwarding. A third press will return to normal Play mode. You can also return to normal Play mode by pressing the Play button.
  • STOP - Allows you to stop a running program.
  • PAUSE / PLAY - Allows you to interrupt a program. Pressing again will resume the program where you paused it.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What is the Button Remote Transmission range?

IR distance can change, depending on the receiver’s performances and distance can be affected by the environment. The maximum distance is 12 meters (13+ yards) with the RCU pointed to the STB at 0° angle. Directional limits: Horizontally +/-30° at 7 meters - Vertically +/-30° at 7 meters. What batteries are required: Two AAA batteries (included with the Button Remote)

2. Does Siri work with the Button Remote?
No. The Button Remote is an infrared only remote and does not support Bluetooth.

3. How can I access commands like the Home Button on the Apple Siri Remote?
If you do a long press on the Menu button on the Button Remote, you will go directly to the Apple TV home screen. If you do a long press on the power/standby button, you will be able to put your Apple TV to sleep. 

4. How do I turn on / wake the Apple TV with the Button Remote?
Press the Menu button.


5.  Is there a way to access App Switcher mode to close out unresponsive apps?
You will need to use the Apple Siri Remote or Remote App to get into App Switcher mode. When you are in App Switching mode, the Button Remote can close out apps with a double tap of the UP button (located above the OK button)

6 Where is the Indicator Light?
The indicator light is located at the top of the Button Remote and is a red LED.

7. How do I do a factory reset on the Button Remote?
1. [MENU] + [STOP] key for 3 seconds.
2. The Factory reset will be initialized as LED blinks 5 times.
3. Factory Reset initializes the remote settings.

8. I have line of sight to my Apple TV but I just see a fast blinking light when I use the buttons. How do I fix this issue?

This may require a Factory Reset of the Button Remote. Please follow the instructions below to conduct a factory reset.
1. [MENU] + [STOP] key for 3 seconds.
2. The Factory reset will be initialized as LED blinks 5 times.
3. Factory Reset initializes the remote settings.

Another issue that another Apple device such as a Mac Mini, iMac, or MacBook may be conflicting with the signal. Try pointing directly at the Apple TV or move the devices further apart.

Make sure you are in line of sight of your Apple TV as the button remote is an infrared only remote. Another fix we have discovered is a “Reset and Restart” in the Apple TV Settings.  We recommend a TVOS software update and Apple TV restart first before conducting the "RESET AND UPDATE.This may require to have you re-login into your accounts. If you have any questions please contact support@function101.com.

9. How do I know the Number Call of my TV?

1. Press the [MENU] + [OK] key for more than 3 seconds to enter the set-up mode. Then the LED will turn on.
2. If any key press is not followed for the next 20 seconds, the red LED will be switched OFF and get out of set-up mode automatically.
3. If the [Rewind] key is pressed, the LED will blink to indicate the set-up number of the TV.
4. If the [Fast Forward] key is pressed, the LED will blink to indicate the set-up number of the Soundbar. (If TV0851 is set up, 10 times blink _ Pause _ 8 times blinks_ Pause_5 times blinks_Pause _ one times blinks. It should be counted correctly when the LED blinks. (if the number is “0”, LED will blink 10 times).

Then the LED will be switched OFF and exit out of set-up mode automatically.

10.  Can I control the volume and power of my TV and my Soundbar or external audio device?

The Button Remote for Apple TV can only be programmed to control either the TV or the soundbar or external audio device, but not both at the same time.