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Archive for the ‘Apple TV’ Category

Fix Apple TV No Sound Issue – AppleTV2

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/08/04

The first method I try for any Apple TV issue is to reset the device (Hold the Play & Menu button simultaneously on the remote for 6 seconds)

Source: Fix Apple TV No Sound Issue – AppleTV2

This usually works for me too and is easier/faster than fiddling with the solutions mentioned at Apple TV: HDMI audio stops working – Apple Support (which now has moved to Get help with audio, video, or power on Apple TV – Apple Support).

After releasing Play&Menu buttons, wait for the Apple TV to reboot itself and listen if your remote-buttons will give you audio-feedback from the Apple TV. If that works, then audio on multi-media works fine.

This is way cheaper than putting additional hardware in the HDMI chain as described in The fix for AppleTV HDMI audio and video woes and HDMI problem solving | The Poor Audiophile

In my setup the Apple TV 3rd generation is hooked up to a Harman Kardon BDS 580 receiver/blue-ray-player.

–jeroen

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Factory restoring a 3rd generation Apple TV was more cumbersome, but I learned about BlueTooth keyboard sharing from my Mac

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/03/03

Apple TV needs iTunes

Apple TV needs iTunes

A while ago, my model A1469 3rd generation Apple TV had a slowly blinking white light but nothing displayed over HDMI any more, so I searched for Apple TV slow blinking white and

Reading Restoring your Apple TV (when its white light is flashing) | Comics and gadgets, I opted for the first option: a soft-restart of the Apple TV. To do that you have to press menu+down on the Apple Remote at the same time for 5+ seconds, then wait for the Apple TV to restart. That initially did show an image over HDMI which later disappeared. I didn’t get the image at first as I thought it was looking for iTunes media over USB (like from an iPhone or iPad), so I waited for a time-out to occur.

After a while that image disappeared and the Apple TV white LED started rapidly flashing. Not good.

Later I found the image was portraying a USB cable not having a connection to an iTunes logo and some dark grey text on a black background pointing to support.apple.com/appletv/restore.

I didn’t see that at first as the room was a bit brightly lit since we had a lot of sun that day so this non-descriptive image with grey on black UX worked really well.

Conclusion: I had to restore the Apple TV which I thought would be straight-forward as it had been connected to my iCloud account.

 

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How-To: Create a free Apple developer account for sideloading apps | 9to5Mac

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/16

Interesting: Starting with Xcode 7, Apple made it possible to sideload apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV using a free Apple ID. Although a paid developer account is still required to deploy apps to the App…: How-To: Create a free Apple developer account for sideloading apps | 9to5Mac

Posted in Apple TV, Development, iOS, iOS Development, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mobile Development, Power User, Software Development, xCode/Mac/iPad/iPhone/iOS/cocoa | Leave a Comment »

 
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