how do i physically connect a keyboard to the apple tv2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by flyingninjas, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Do i simply need to buy a bunch of USB wires that start with micro usb in the apple tv and end with regular usb female so i can plug in a hub, keyboard and mouse? How do i plug HDMI and micro usb in at the same time? Do i have to shave the tips of the wires so they fit? Is there any way to make the connection wireless which i would prefer a lot over wired (Bluetooth,wifi,other...)?

    I understand i have to jailbreak and install some stuff which i can do easily but i do not understand this and google refused to tell me.
     
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    You cannot put a USB keyboard on the Apple TV 2. It is a USB device (keyboard), not a USB host (computer). Therefore, it cannot connect to a keyboard or USB external hard drive.
     
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    Those links are for the Apple TV 1 and will not work on the ATV2. While the ATV2 may have Bluetooth, it isn't turned on in the current firmware and may never be turned on.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification!

    is there any site that would tell me when it is available for apple tv2?
     
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    Probably Macrumors.com and remember, such a feature may never come to the Apple TV 2.

    If you have an iDevice, why don't you use Apple's Remote app to type on the ATV2 with?
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    However, you can just use Apple's Remote app on another iOS device and that will allow you to use the on-screen or "soft" keyboard that is on the iOS device that you hold in your hands (i.e. iPod touch, iPhone, iPad).
     
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    Buy an iPad and use the apple remote, thats what i do.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    And if you really really want to use an external keyboard you can do as the above say, hence use remote on a (non Apple-TV) iOS device but connect a bluetooth to that device.
     

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