Remote HD

the ultimate way to remotely access your Mac, PC and Apple TV
Click to open Remote HD in the iTunes App Store
Mac Apple TV PC
Apple TV generation 1

Install Remote HD plugin using aTV Flash:

Use aTV Flash to unlock your Apple TV.
Then enable Remote HD from Maintenance > Install Extras.

aTV Flash



Or install/upgrade Remote HD plugin on the old Apple TV:

Remote HD's Apple TV plugin must be installed and running on the Apple TV before you can control it with Remote HD. This part explains how to unlock your Apple TV using free opensource tools and install/upgrade Remote HD plugin on it:

  1. If you are not using the latest Apple TV Software (version 3.0.2), update the Apple TV software from Settings > General > Update Software.
  2. Unlock your Apple TV using opensource atvusb-creator.
    Step by step instructions can be found here and here.
  3. Connect to your Apple TV using your preferred SSH client:
    Host: appletv.local
    Username: frontrow
    Password: frontrow

    Recommended SSH clients are:
    OS X: Use the buit-in SSH command line client using Terminal.app
    Windows: Putty Download putty.exe from here

    Here's an example of how to connect to the Apple TV using Terminal.app on OS X:

    ssh frontrow@appletv.local
    Password: frontrow

  4. Once connected, run these 3 commands one by one.
    These 3 commands will download, uncompress, install/upgrade Remote HD plugin and restart the Apple TV interface.

    scp ssh.remotehd.com:RemoteHelper.tar RemoteHelper.tar;

    tar xvf RemoteHelper.tar;

    ./install-RemoteHelper


    "frontrow" without the quotes is the default password.
    If prompted with a security prompt to confirm connecting, type in yes.
Thats it, you're done! Now grab your device and have Remote HD scan for available connections. Your Apple TV should show up in the list of available WiFi-connections - just tap to connect!
The default password is empty.
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Apple TV generation 2

Install Remote HD plugin using aTV Flash (black):

Use aTV Flash (black) to unlock your Apple TV.
Then enable Remote HD from Maintenance > Manage Extras.

aTV Flash



Or install Remote HD Plugin using nitoTV:

Remote HD's Apple TV plugin must be installed and running on the Apple TV before you can control it with Remote HD. This part explains how to unlock your Apple TV using jailbreaking tools and install/upgrade Remote HD plugin on it:

  1. Jailbreak/Unlock your Apple TV using Seas0nPass.
    Step by step instructions can be found here and here.
  2. Install nitoTV using the instructions found here
  3. Use nitoTV to install the Remote HD plugin from nitoTV > Install Software > Remote HD > Install.


Or install/upgrade Remote HD Plugin manually:

Want to install Remote HD's plugin without any extras?

  1. Jailbreak/Unlock your Apple TV using Seas0nPass.
    Step by step instructions can be found here and here.
  2. Connect to your Apple TV using your preferred SSH client:
    Host: apple-tv.local
    Username: root
    Password: alpine

    Recommended SSH clients are:
    OS X: Use the buit-in SSH command line client using Terminal.app
    Windows: Putty Download putty.exe from here

    Here's an example of how to connect to the Apple TV using Terminal.app on OS X:

    ssh root@apple-tv.local
    Password: alpine

  3. Once connected, run these 2 commands one by one.
    These 2 commands will download, install/upgrade Remote HD plugin and restart the Apple TV interface.

    wget http://dl.airserver.com/atv/remotehd-atv2_4.3.6_iphoneos-arm.deb;

    dpkg -i remotehd-atv2_4.3.6_iphoneos-arm.deb

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* Use these same installation instructions to upgrade the Remote HD plugin to the latest version.