Apple TV connects to a home theater system or TV to provide streaming access to movies, TV shows and Internet-based entertainment content, creating a wireless bridge between high-definition hardware and content from iTunes, computer-based music and photo libraries. If your bussiness sells or integrates home-entertainment systems, you’re sure to receive requests to incorporate Apple TV into your customers’ A/V configurations. When they ask how to adjust the volume output while they’re watching a show or listening to a song, tell them the secret lies beyond their Apple TV hardware and its remote control.
- Locate the remote control for the device that supplies audio signal to the speakers in your customer’s home entertainment setup. If her Apple TV connects directly to the HDMI port on an HDTV set, she needs the TV remote. If it’s plugged into a home-theater receiver through an optional digital audio cable, she needs the remote for the receiver. If the system includes a learning remote that controls multiple A/V components, including audio levels, the learning remote takes precedence.
- Adjust the volume using the remote that controls output to the system’s speakers. If the remote needs new batteries or a recharge, use the volume controls on the receiver or other hardware.
- Use the Up and Down buttons on the Apple TV remote to navigate on-screen menus, control playback and help select iTunes content for rental or purchase. The remote cannot control the volume of programming presented through Apple TV.