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Discodamon
Level 7

iOS Keyboard Won’t Work With Apple TV app.

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The Keyboard on the iOS Roku Mobile App doesn’t work on Apple TV. Does it work for Android? 

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atc98092
Level 21

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@Discodamon wrote:

I specified Apple TV app, not device.

For instance, when signing in, I should be able to use the Roku Mobile App keyboard to enter the username and password into the fields in the Apple TV app. The keyboard won’t work. I’m forced to hunt and peck with the 4-way arrow controls.

(Spoiler tag? I’m not even sure what that means.)


I believe that's under the control of the channel developer, not Roku. So whoever developed the Apple TV app didn't enable using the keyboard from the Roku app on a smart phone or tablet. Sounds kind of dumb, but it's under the control of Apple, not Roku.

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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makaiguy
Level 20

Re: iOS Keyboard Won’t Work With Apple TV app.

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Why did you put your message text in a spoiler tag?

Anyhow, your message is a bit ambiguous. The Roku Mobile App keyboard will not control an Apple TV device, if that's what you're asking. It may or may not work within a given Roku channel app (such as the Apple TV app on Roku) *IF* the app provider coded support for it into their app.
  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi
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Discodamon
Level 7

Re: iOS Keyboard Won’t Work With Apple TV app.

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I specified Apple TV app, not device.

For instance, when signing in, I should be able to use the Roku Mobile App keyboard to enter the username and password into the fields in the Apple TV app. The keyboard won’t work. I’m forced to hunt and peck with the 4-way arrow controls.

(Spoiler tag? I’m not even sure what that means.)

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atc98092
Level 21

Re: iOS Keyboard Won’t Work With Apple TV app.

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@Discodamon wrote:

I specified Apple TV app, not device.

For instance, when signing in, I should be able to use the Roku Mobile App keyboard to enter the username and password into the fields in the Apple TV app. The keyboard won’t work. I’m forced to hunt and peck with the 4-way arrow controls.

(Spoiler tag? I’m not even sure what that means.)


I believe that's under the control of the channel developer, not Roku. So whoever developed the Apple TV app didn't enable using the keyboard from the Roku app on a smart phone or tablet. Sounds kind of dumb, but it's under the control of Apple, not Roku.

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.

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Discodamon
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Re: iOS Keyboard Won’t Work With Apple TV app.

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Thanks, it makes sense, I just wanted to make a note somewhere in case other people were having this problem. 

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makaiguy
Level 20

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@Discodamon wrote:

I specified Apple TV app, not device.


Uh, no you didn't.  The only app you mentioned was the Roku app.

"The Keyboard on the iOS Roku Mobile App doesn’t work on Apple TV."

That's why I was seeking clarification.

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi
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Discodamon
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Re: iOS Keyboard Won’t Work With Apple TV app.

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The topic of this post is “iOS KEYBOARD WON’T WORK WITH APPLE TV APP.


@makaiguy wrote:

@Discodamon wrote:

I specified Apple TV app, not device.


Uh, no you didn't.  The only app you mentioned was the Roku app.

"The Keyboard on the iOS Roku Mobile App doesn’t work on Apple TV."

That's why I was seeking clarification.


 

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makaiguy
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Re: iOS Keyboard Won’t Work With Apple TV app.

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@Discodamon wrote:

The topic of this post is “iOS KEYBOARD WON’T WORK WITH APPLE TV APP.


@makaiguy wrote:

@Discodamon wrote:

I specified Apple TV app, not device.


Uh, no you didn't.  The only app you mentioned was the Roku app.

"The Keyboard on the iOS Roku Mobile App doesn’t work on Apple TV."

That's why I was seeking clarification.


 


Ah, so it is.  Missed that, sorry.

But in my first reply I also addressed the app: "It may or may not work within a given Roku channel app (such as the Apple TV app on Roku) *IF* the app provider coded support for it into their app".

  • Roku Streaming Stick +, 3810X, Ser YH0059427035, wifi - Samsung UN55ES6100
  • Roku Streaming Stick, 3600X, Ser 5S56D8240827, wifi - JVC EM37T
  • TCL Roku TV 43S425/C107X, Ser X000001R60KV, wifi
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