How to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with your Apple TV

While navigating and selecting with the Apple TV remote control works fine, trying to enter a search term or a password is tedious and frustrating. The Remote app can help ease the pain, but nothing beats a real keyboard when it comes to typing. Luckily, Apple makes it possible to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with your Apple TV so that you never have to struggle again!

How to use a Bluetooth keyboard with your Apple TV

Before beginning, keep in mind that not all Bluetooth keyboards will work. Most will but some keys may not function if they don't use Apple's layout. Mostly all Apple wireless Bluetooth keyboards should work just fine.

  1. Make sure your keyboard is On and Discoverable.
  2. Click on Settings from the main menu of your Apple TV.
  3. Now click on General.
  4. Now choose Bluetooth.
  5. Your Apple TV should find your keyboard. Click on it in the list of Bluetooth devices your Apple TV finds.
  6. A four-digit code should appear on the screen of your TV. Enter it on your keyboard.
  7. If the pairing was successful, you should now see the word Connected next to your keyboard in the Bluetooth menu of your Apple TV.

You should now be able to use your Bluetooth keyboard with your Apple TV.

How to get more help with your Apple TV

If you need any additional help or have specific questions check out our Apple TV Forum!