Apple TV Bluetooth Keyboard

KeyPad is a Mac app that lets you use your Mac keyboard as a bluetooth keyboard for all your devices. One of the best examples is the Apple TV.

Have you ever wished that you could type in the search box for the Apple TV because somehow it does not get what you are saying. If you KeyPad is for you. You have the functionality of a full bluetooth keyboard, without having to spend money on a physical keyboard, and then looking for it when you need it. You never lose your laptop, hence you never lose your keyboard.

KeyPad will help for those times that you are trying to use voice to select some media, and siri just doesn’t seem to understand. Just type out what you wanted to say.

A new bluetooth keyboard is atleast $25, KeyPad is much less than that.

Using KeyPad with the Apple TV

Installation and using KeyPad on the Apple TV


See Keyboard shortcuts for the Apple TV on:

Esc works like the Menu Key on the Apple TV Remote.

All arrow keys work. On any screen that takes text input the keyboard works fine.

Media keys (Playback, Volume, Launch keyboard etc) don’t work. Home and Menu do. Press and hold Home to put your apple TV to sleep.

Space bar works as play/pause in most apps.

Known issues

April 25th 2020 – Youtube is no longer able to take keystrokes from KeyPad. This is a bug in youtube because it does not take keystrokes from any Bluetooth Keyboard (not just KeyPad). For more details see:

If you face any other issues please let us know.