using a bluetooth keyboard with the apple tv 4

I am attempting to do the following using a Bluetooth keyboard on the apple tv 4th generation. I may be missing something here. I have two problems. Here they are:

1. When I search for and enter an album in apple music, I can’t seem to get back to the main music screen where the tabs are. The only way I have found to do this is to use the apple remote. There doesn’t seem to be a menu or back function on the keyboard that I have found.

2. When I do a search, my entry doesn’t seem to be getting in correctly even though the response from the keyboard is pretty snappy and I hear each letter echoed back to me. This seems to be happening more on the home screen’s search than in apple music. Any help would be greatly appreciated, or a direction to any podcast or blog concerning keyboard use.


#1 Similar beef...


I had the same questions. I found this:

Which seems to suggest that the magic keyboard can control volume, a home button and a few other bits and pieces. I tried this on my logitech k11 but to no avail. I'm not sure if it is because the f keys are already assigned.

I have also noticed, one can turn off voiceover by hitting escape three times in quick succession, but one cannot turn it on the same way. Could someone confirm this please?

#2 bluetooth keyboard behavior on apple tv 4

I can confirm the turning off of voiceover and inability to get it back on. I bought the Logitech keys to go on the recommendations of the apple specialist the tech I was in contact consulted. From the apple tv 4 book by Jonathan Mosen, I got that the commands available were a subset of the commands available in ios. As I said, I get good key echo when I enter into the keyboard from the Bluetooth keyboard but the entry doesn't seem to be correct when I am done.