Can you use a bluetooth keyboard with this?

5 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    You can now with the iOS 5.2 update for Apple TV. Apple (kind of secretly) built Bluetooth into the 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TVs, but didn't activate it initially. As they did with the 2nd generation Apple TV, they waited to activate Bluetooth with a software update. Now you can finally use a Bluetooth keyboard with Apple TV. A lot of Apple TV users like myself have been waiting for this update.

    • Answered by Joshua B from Waterford
    • Jan 30, 2013
  • That was actually one of the first questions I asked ...but while the Apple TV isn't bluetooth capable.... The only way to use a keyboard is if you're doing mirroring from your iPhone or iPad and use the keyboard with one of those. Otherwise you can't use a wireless keyboard with the Apple TV itself. I really hope they make a new version or a software update that makes Apple TV Bluetooth comparable ! That would make it so much easier!

    • Answered by Tina S from West Palm Beach
    • Oct 25, 2012
  • The new Apple TV 5.2 update supports the bluetooth keyboard support & other goodies.

    • Answered by Constantino R from Chino Hills
    • Mar 4, 2013
  • If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad with the free Apple Remote application installed, it will allow you to use the on-screen keyboard from the iOS device rather than having to use the Apple TV's aluminum remote to "peck" each letter.

    • Answered by Bryce W from Ames
    • Nov 10, 2012
  • My apple tv updated today and part of the update is a bluetooth update, so i can now use my bluetooth keyboard as a remote for apple tv.

    • Answered by Neil H
    • Feb 13, 2013