Use Bluetooth accessories with your Apple TV

Learn how to pair Bluetooth headphones, keyboards, controllers, and more with your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD.

Pair a Bluetooth accessory

  1. Put your Bluetooth accessory in pairing mode using the instructions that came with it.
  2. On your Apple TV, go to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth. Your Apple TV will search for nearby Bluetooth accessories.

  3. Choose your Bluetooth accessory. 
  4. If asked, enter a four-digit code or PIN. On your Apple TV, your accessory should now appear in My Devices. 

Unpair a Bluetooth accessory

On your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD, go to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth. Select your accessory, then select Unpair Device.

Use a Bluetooth keyboard

After you pair a Bluetooth keyboard, you can use it to sign in to apps, enter text while searching for content, and more.

  • Use the arrow keys to navigate menus or the Home screen.
  • Press Return to make selections.
  • Press the spacebar to play or pause content.
  • Press Escape to go back or exit an app.

Use more than one Bluetooth accessory

Your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD can support several Bluetooth accessories simultaneously, up to this many:

  • One Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote*
  • One Bluetooth keyboard
  • Four MFi (Made for iOS) Bluetooth controllers (Unless you also connect a Bluetooth audio accessory. If so, you can connect only one MFi controller).

You might be able to pair more accessories, but at some point you may need to unpair others to allow for new ones. Some apps let you use an iOS device as an additional controller, which doesn't require Bluetooth. For help using an iOS device as a controller in an app, contact the app developer.

Get help

If a Bluetooth accessory won’t connect to your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD or loses connectivity during use, follow these steps. After each step, see if you still need help:

  1. Make sure that you're in range of your Apple TV and there isn't interference in the area.
  2. Check that your accessory is fully charged and powered on.
  3. Make sure that the software on your Bluetooth accessory and your Apple TV is up to date. For example, if you have Beats wireless headphones, check for firmware updates.
  4. Move your Apple TV to a different location near your television.
  5. Look for your accessory in Settings > Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth. If you see it but you can’t connect to it, use the steps above to unpair your accessory. Then try to pair it again.
  6. If you need more help connecting or using a Bluetooth accessory with your Apple TV, contact the manufacturer of the accessory.

*Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD ships with the same remote everywhere. In countries and regions that support Siri, the remote is called Siri Remote. Elsewhere, it’s called Apple TV Remote. Siri works on either remote as long as your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD is set up with a language and country or region that supports Siri.

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