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Original Apple bluetooth keyboard and Apple TV

603 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 4:48 PM by RandyInBC RSS
RandyInBC Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Feb 14, 2013 4:33 PM

Hi all,

Does anyone know the reason that the original Apple bluetooth keyboard will not work with Apple TV ?


The keyboard work's just fine with my Mac Mini (Late 2012).  On their support documents Apple States many 3rd party BT keyboards will work with ATV, but not their own BT keyboard, no reasons given.


makes no sense to me.



thanks for any replies.



Mac mini (Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 3rd Gen Nano iPhone 4 32G
  • dekker019 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Feb 14, 2013 4:40 PM (in response to RandyInBC)

    Thats a very good question. It is probably something to do with the hardware components of that keyboard.



    System requirements

    • Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
    • Apple TV Software 5.2 or later
    • Apple Wireless Keyboard *

    Third-party Bluetooth keyboards that use the Apple keyboard layout may also be compatible. Check with the keyboard manufacturer for additional information.

    * The original Apple Wireless Keyboard (2003), that features a white case and uses four AA batteries, is not compatible.


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