Latest Apple TV Beta Features Full Bluetooth Keyboard Support

Posted December 8, 2012 at 6:58pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 17013 views

The latest beta of Apple TV firmware released on December 3rd features full support for Bluetooth keyboards, reports 9to5Mac.

The latest Apple TV beta not only has a new Bluetooth menu but you can pair wireless keyboards to both the 2nd and 3rd gen Apple TV. Once connected, you can use a wireless keyboard to completely control the Apple TV without using the included remote. The arrow keys function for navigation. The return key is the play/pause and the escape key maps to ‘menu’ or up ‘one level’ functionality.

This is great news for those who use their Apple TV to search for online videos and even just for logging into Home Sharing. We'll let you know when Apple releases the firmware to the public.

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Saminator - December 9, 2012 at 6:42pm
What the hell is this bullshit , whats the point of of a keyboard when there arn't any web browser in apple tv , oh yea use the keyboard for logging in and to search movies what a load of crap
Iphone_hachintosh - December 9, 2012 at 6:09pm
Apple is stupid, if they want to sell apple tv If they are smart, they should find a way to release the exploit for jailbreak for the apple tv 3 Of course without saying they did Then the apple tv 3 will be flying of the stores again I can remember how many people told me they are waiting for jailbreak so they can buy apple tv 3 Some of then started to buy tv boxes with android Because xbmc released support for android And those things are flying of the stores back order
bobbola - December 9, 2012 at 3:27pm
so what's the point my remote is just fine
iGayified - December 9, 2012 at 3:41pm
Read the article, dumbass.
Viper - December 9, 2012 at 4:28am
My remote HD does the same. Will never update my apple tv2 . Loosing my jailbreak over a stupid bluetooth keyboard. Fuck that!
yeti - December 9, 2012 at 4:24am
that explains why my mouse had been hacked so many times and why its battery lasts only few days - used to be few weeks
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