Apple TV is one of the other most popular streaming devices and has a lot of advanced features compared to its peers. These state-of-the-art devices are well-rounded when it comes to entertaining people. One of the small discomforts the users find in using these devices over Mac computers is that it is significantly challenging to enter data on the remote control devices. Though Siri Voice assistants were introduced to combat this problem, the voice feature wasn’t for everyone. So in this article, we will discuss how to connect and use Keyboard to Apple TV. This is the most effective way to enter data to the Apple TV device if you prefer old-school typing over the voice assistant.

How to Connect Keyboard to Apple TV (fourth-generation)?

1. The first thing is to turn on your Bluetooth keyboard. If the device is already on for a while, turn it off and turn it on to enter the Bluetooth pairing mode.

2. Use your Siri Remote to go to the Settings option from your Apple TV home screen.

Settings App on Apple TV


3. Further, go to Remotes & Devices, then select Bluetooth.

Connect and use Keyboard to Apple TV from Remotes and Devices
Connect and use Keyboard to Apple TV from Bluetooth

4. The Apple TV will show a list of available Bluetooth devices in the vicinity. If your keyboard doesn’t appear on the list, turn it off and turn it back on. Also, make sure it isn’t automatically connected to a Mac nearby. 

5. Click on your Bluetooth keyboard from the list and then click on Connect Device option to connect your keyboard.

Bluetooth devices available

How to Connect Keyboard to Apple TV (third-generation)?

1. Turn on the keyboard if it isn’t already.  If the device is already on for a while, turn it off and turn it on to enter the Bluetooth pairing mode.

Apple Magic Keyboard

2. Open the Settings app on your Apple TV using the Remote control.

3. Next, click on the General option.

Settings - General

4. Further in the General Settings menu, click on the Bluetooth option.

5. Finally, click on the Keyboard option and Select the device from the available options.

Blootooth Devices

6. That’s it now the keyboard is connected to the Apple TV. To unpair the device, all you need to do is follow the same steps and click on the Forget Device option.

Remove Keyboard from Apple TV

To Conclude

I hope the article explained all that is there to using a Bluetooth Keyboard on your Apple TV Device. If you are interested in more articles on your Apple TV device, check out our blog.