Problem connecting blutooth keyboard to Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by PAK325, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. PAK325
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    Hello all. I tried to connect my apple bt keyboard (model a1016) to my atv last week, to no avail.

    All I get is a "pairing" message and the pinwheel icon until it either times out or I press enter on the keyboard. If I press enter, the traditional 4-digit pairing code shows up on the screen, but only for maybe a half second before I get the "request failed" type message.

    Anyone experienced this or found a workaround?
     
  2. APlotdevice
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    As I recall that older model BT keyboard is simply not compatible with iOS in general.
     
  3. FreakinEurekan
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    I believe that's correct - I have both A1016 and A1314 keyboards here, the A1314 connects to the Apple TV but the A1016 doesn't. Seems to be by design.
     
  4. PAK325
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    Ugh. That's what I figured, but was dreading. Fingers crossed for a workaround.
     

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