You can use your iPhone or iPad as a keyboard to type text on an Apple TV. This functionality is implemented through a push notification, which appears every time the Apple TV waits for keyboard input. If you don’t want this notification to appear on a device, here̵
Turn off the Apple TV keyboard notification
The Apple TV keyboard notification only appears on devices associated with the same Apple ID used on your Apple TV. It appears on both iPhones and iPads. If you have both devices in the same room, you might find it a bit overwhelming.
One solution could be to turn it off for a particular device, such as your iPad, while leaving it turned on on your iPhone. If you’re still rocking an iPod Touch, you can use that too.
To turn off the notification on a particular device, open the Settings app on the device and tap Notifications.
From here, scroll down until you find ‘Apple TV Keyboard’ in the list. Tap it.
You can now customize how the notification is displayed. To turn it off completely, uncheck the ‘Allow notifications’ box. You will no longer see the notification on this particular device.
A better option could be to turn off “Banners” so that the notification doesn’t appear at the top of the screen, but can still be accessed from your lock screen or Notification Center. Keep in mind that the notification clears itself once the Apple TV stops accepting keyboard input, so you don’t have to manually ignore it.
If you ever want to undo this change and get the keyboard notification back, return to this screen and re-enable the notification options you want to use.
Other options for entering text on an Apple TV
Using your iPhone or iPad to enter text on an Apple TV is a much better experience than using the Apple TV remote to enter words letter by letter. But don’t forget that the remote has a microphone, and that works fine for text input.
You can use it anywhere the Apple TV displays a text entry field by holding down the Siri button, which looks like a microphone. Press and hold the button for as long as you want to speak, then release it to end. Siri converts everything you say into typed text. Modern speech dictation isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty good!
If you’re looking for a different solution, keep in mind that you can pair almost any Bluetooth keyboard with your Apple TV. You can then get that full keyboard typing experience. This is the same process as pairing an Xbox controller or a PS4 controller with your Apple TV.
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