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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  • Download the remote app on you iPhone and turn on home sharing on the phone. Unplug your Apple TV then plug it back in. When it boots back up, if it says you are not connected to the network...then find an Ethernet cable and connect it from your router to your Apple TV. Unplug Apple TV and plug it back in, when it reboots this time it should work. Then launch the remote app on your iPhone and you should be good to go.

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  • You can use a Bluetooth keyboard as a remote.

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