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I was thinking about this earlier and thought I'd ask. Can third-party remotes be used with the Apple TV (any and all versions)?

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Yep. You can have your Apple TV learn the remote codes of any IR remote by going to Settings > General > Remotes. It will then ask you to hit buttons on your new remote corresponding to what it shows on screen.

Full instructions can be found at Apple's site: Controlling Apple TV with a third-party remote control

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Logictech remotes can be programmed to work and you can just go pair remote in the above menu, bingo! – Digitalchild Apr 5 '12 at 0:48

I have a Logitech Harmony remote that I use with the ATV and my other equipment like receiver, tv and HDTV-box. Works fine.

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