can I turn on apple tv without remote

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    You need the infrared remote to turn on the Apple TV.

    If you have previously (when you had the infrared remote) set up Home Sharing on the Apple TV, you can download the free Remote app, set it up for home sharing, and it will find the Apple TV and turn it on (that's the "Wake on LAN" feature of 802.11 in action).

    But if you haven't set up Home Sharing, you're out of luck and need to go to the Apple store and buy the (rather inexpensive) infrared remote.

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  • If you're only wanting to switch it on for Airplay then you can disconnect and reconnect the power cable and it should automatically switch on. Theres obviously no way to control anything else though.

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  • You can use a Bluetooth keyboard as a remote.

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