Apple Tv questions

tvOS & Apple TV Apps

Good afternoon. I am thinking about purchasing apple Tv. Is the VoiceOver accessibility as good as that on the iPhone and other devices? Can I use a Braille display or a Bluetooth keyboard with Apple Tv? Is a Bluetooth device recommended for easier navigation of the menus? Thank you.



Submitted by sockhopsinger on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The remote is very simple to use. I don't think it has braille input, and I cannot say about Bluetooth keyboards. However, Voiceover reads all elements. The on screen keyboard ma ytake a little getting used to, but once you figure it out, it is very simple.

Submitted by Musicruz on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Yes, you can use bluetooth keyboard to control and type on the Apple Tv. You only need to pair the keyboard once same way as for iOS Device. You can also pair any Tv/cable box remote control, so you don't have to use two different remote for theApple Tv and your TV. As far as your Braille display, you might be able to control the Apple Tv as well with it, but I highly doubt that the Braille display would pick up what is on your AppleTv.

This may not interest you, but if you have a jailbroken iOS device, you can have the Apple Tv sound ggoes to your iOS device and use your headphone to listen to it; It's a very convenient to have at night, if you are living with other people.

Submitted by kool_turk on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

You can use a Bluetooth keyboard, I prefer using a keyboard only because I take forever to enter text with the remote.

I have heard there is an app you can use with an iPhone and Apple Tv that makes the phone function like a remote. What is the name of the app? Thank you.

Submitted by sockhopsinger on Saturday, January 3, 2015

On your iPhone, go to the app store and search for Apple TV. Your first hit should say "remote, by apple." or something like that. This is the remote to use with your Apple TV. I do not know how well it works, so you'll be on your own there.