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Use Bluetooth keyboard with Apple TV
Authored by: gabester on Jan 31, '13 09:44:18AM

I haven't paid any attention but... while using a Bluetooth keyboard is a nice-to-have on the AppleTV isn't there a way to send the text input from your handheld iOS device keyboard to the AppleTV search fields?

You would think that would be the kind of robust, integrated, user-friendly feature Apple would offer... especially given their penchant for upselling the consumer. Why use a $50 bluetooth keyboard when you can use a $200+ iOS device? :-)



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Use Bluetooth keyboard with Apple TV
Authored by: deef on Jan 31, '13 12:12:18PM

The free remote app ( http://www.apple.com/apps/remote/ ) has been around for ages & allows use of the iPhone/iPad keyboard and a lot more.



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Remote App Limitations
Authored by: googoo on Jan 31, '13 01:53:16PM

I use the iOS Remote app to enter text on my Apple TV, but there are limitations. The Remote app provides a keyboard on the iOS app for use in text fields on the Apple TV, but the interface between the Remote app and the Apple TV is over the WiFi network. If you are configuring the Apple TV to join a WiFi network, the Remote app is useless because the Apple TV is not on the network, yet. This means you cannot use the Remote app to enter the network key. In principle, you could use a Bluetooth keyboard to configure your network settings (I have not tried this).

-Mark



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