Problem connecting blutooth keyboard to Apple TV

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

  1. PAK325 macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2013
    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 macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2011
    As I recall that older model BT keyboard is simply not compatible with iOS in general.
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    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 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2013
    Ugh. That's what I figured, but was dreading. Fingers crossed for a workaround.

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