By WAYD LLC
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Looking for Apple TV remote replacement? Lost native remote?
CiderTV is just for you.
CiderTV is a bluetooth remote control for 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Apple TV. Control your Apple TV right from your Mac.
The app lets to navigate between menus right from your Mac.
Arrow left = Move to the left
Arrow right = Move to the right
Arrow up = Move up
Arrow down = Move down
Enter = Select
Esc = Menu
Option + Arrow up = Select previous device
Option + Arrow down = Select next device
Option + Shift + Tab = Hide/Unhide CiderTV window
To start, just follow easy setup instructions or visit https://cidertv.com/osx for more details.
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What's New in Version 2.3
We are constantly working on improving our CiderTV products. Always looking forward to see your reviews!
It took me a while to get my MacBook Pro to connect to the Bluetooth but it seemed to work like a charm after that…for a little while. Then it crashed. Finally got it working again after a full restart but then the on-screen buttons seemed to be mis-assigned, performing the action of a different button. Also, when I click on the (?) button in the upper right corner, a guide pops up very breifly, never to be seen again, despite further button clicking. Pretty frustrating experience over all. That being said, for the short time it worked it was pretty awesome to controll my Apple TV from my MBP’s keyboard. I just wish it was more stable/functional. Probably won’t use it unless these issues are addressed.
Awesome Sauce - Must Have for Apple Addicts
Uses Bluetooth to control Apple TV from your mac! Works great. You can use your Mac as a keyboard, use it when you loose the small TV remote in a couch cushion. 90% of my TV time is on Apple TV and I usually have my macbook air out to surf while I watch. Fire up Cider and use the Mac as a remote…. It just doesn’t get better than this app. Since Apple hasn’t released a remote or enabled wi-fi network control of TV for Mac the way they have with iOS devices, this app fills the gap rather nicely.
Great app, does exactly what it says
Sure I can use the phone app but since I’m on my computer way more than my phone, I wanted an easier way to control my Apple TVs without having to grab my phone. This app was the solution I was looking for. Works great, and while the user interface could be a little bit more streamlined, that does not prevent me from giving it a 5 star rating. Great job dev, thank you for this app!