Cannot pair Apple Bluetooth keyboard to atv4

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  1. jedisaga macrumors 6502

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    All,

    For some reason, I cannot pair my Apple keyboard to my atv4. I just updated it to 9.2 and when I select Bluetooth devices under settings, it sees the keyboard but won't connect to it. Any suggestions?

    J
     
  2. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    Could be a firmware update is needed, it that's an option, for your keyboard. I had a pair of JBL Everest headphones that wouldn't pair until JBL released a firmware update for them specifically for ATV4 compatibility.

    I've paired 2 different keyboards so far, as well as my MacBook using Typeeto -- all 3 working without issue. For me personally though, other than seeing if it would work -- I'd rather use the remote ;)
     
  3. jedisaga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll see if the Apple Bluetooth keyboard can receive a firmware update. Time for Google.

    J
     
  4. LiveM, Mar 26, 2016
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    I am not sure if you can use the Apple Magic Keyboard. Certainly the Apple Wireless Keyboard is now,supported work and the Magic one could work if it has never been used before.
     
  5. jedisaga thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. AL2TEACH macrumors regular

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    if it's the same one used for the puter, maybe you have to disconnect it from the puter first?
     
  7. jedisaga thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not paired with my Mac. Like I mentioned earlier, ATV4 sees the keyboard but it won't connect. The Apple bluetooth keyboard is stuck in discovery mode.

    J
     

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