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How to navigate Apple TV with a Bluetooth keyboard

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How to navigate Apple TV with a Bluetooth keyboard

You can use the Magic Keyboard to carry out all of the fundamental navigation purposes of the Apple TV far flung.

Whether you wish to have one thing extra really extensive for navigation than Apple's Siri or Apple TV Remote, otherwise you merely like having the versatility a keyboard gives, you'll be able to do so much the whole thing in your Apple TV as soon as you've gotten paired it with a Bluetooth keyboard.

How to navigate the Apple TV with a Bluetooth keyboard

You can use the next keys to transfer across the Apple TV's Home display and a few apps.

  • Arrow keys: Use them to navigate up, down, left and proper.

  • Return: Use the Return key to make a variety.
  • F7, F9: Rewind and rapid-ahead.

  • F8, Spacebar: Play or pause content material.
  • F4: This will go back you to the Home monitor. (On the 3rd-era Apple TV, you'll be able to use the Escape key, as an alternative.)
  • F11, F12: Decrease or building up quantity.
  • F3: Open the app switcher.

How to seek for pieces with a Bluetooth keyboard

When you choose a textual content box, your keyboard will paintings simply love it does in your pc: Just sort in what you need to in finding.

Your letter keys don't seem to be limited to textual content packing containers, then again: You too can temporarily bounce to any merchandise on your Movie, TV Shows, or Music bought record or library via typing within the first few letters in its name — or, if you are in Apple Music, the artist's identify, playlist, album, or extra. For instance, assuming you will have the next for your library:

  • In your bought Movies, typing "bac" jumps you to "Back to the Future".
  • In your Purchased TV presentations, typing "bat" jumps you to "Batman: The Animated Series".
  • In the Music app, typing "All" jumps you to "Allman Brothers Band".

Things your Bluetooth keyboard can not do with Apple TV

Unfortunately, there is recently no approach to make Siri cause in your keyboard — partially as a result of so much Bluetooth keyboards do not have a microphone! You additionally is probably not in a position to play sure video games, or scrub thru content material as simply as with the Siri Remote trackpad.


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