Enter text on Apple TV
There are several ways to enter text on Apple TV.
Use the onscreen keyboard
When a keyboard appears onscreen on Apple TV, use the Siri Remote to do any of the following:
Enter a character using Siri Remote (2nd generation or later): Press left, right, up, or down on the clickpad ring, or swipe across the clickpad to highlight an onscreen character, then press the clickpad center to select the character.
Enter a character using Siri Remote (1st generation): Swipe across the touch surface, or tap the left or right side of the touch surface to highlight an onscreen character, then press the touch surface to select the character.
Change keyboards: Press the Play/Pause button one or more times to switch to uppercase, numeric, or special symbol keyboards, or select the uppercase, lowercase, numeric, or special symbol icons to switch keyboards.
Change the keyboard language: Select the language button until the keyboard language you want appears. This option appears only if you’ve added additional languages in Settings. See Change the language or region format on Apple TV.
Enter an alternate character (such as a letter with an accent mark): Navigate to the character, then press and hold the clickpad center or touch surface to select an option.
Whenever you see a text entry field, you can use your voice instead of using the onscreen keyboard.
Press and hold the Siri button on the Siri Remote, say the text you want to enter, then release the Siri button. You can even speak individual characters—for example, when entering user names and passwords.
For more information, see Use Siri dictation on Apple TV.
Use an iOS or iPadOS keyboard to type on Apple TV
Optionally, you can use your iOS or iPadOS device’s keyboard to enter text on Apple TV.
Whenever a text field appears on Apple TV, a notification appears on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
On iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, tap the notification and enter text in the keyboard that appears.
Text you enter on the iOS or iPadOS device automatically appears in the text field on Apple TV.
For more information, see Use the iOS or iPadOS keyboard to enter text on Apple TV.