Controlling Apple TV with a Harmony 890 RF Remote

Hopefully this saves someone else an hour.

If I stuck one of the IR buds directly to the IR “eye” on the Apple TV, the Apple TV would not recognize any IR.

I had to stick it below the IR “eye” in order for IR codes to be received.


  1. Thanks! I was about to go mental. šŸ™‚

    I have the v.2 Apple TV and found I needed to stick it either to the left or right, or, for more aesthetically pleasing fun, on the side close to where the ‘eye’ is.

  2. When I connected my Apple TV using the IR it worked great. However when I connected it using the RF extender the TV screen will flash several times intermittently whenever I use the remote!! Any suggestions?

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