How to Set Up and Use Apple TV Without a Remote

MakeUseOf | 11/23/2018 | Brent Dirks
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The Siri Remote is one of the best things about the Apple TV. It allows users to quickly and easily navigate the streaming device and even use the personal assistant Siri to accomplish a number of different tasks like finding a specific movie or TV show to watch.

While the remote easily fits in a hand, its small size makes the expensive device prone to getting lost under the couch, or somewhere else equally annoying.

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However, the good news is that you don’t need a remote control to use your Apple TV. In this article, we’ll be showing you a number of alternate ways to control your Apple TV.

If you have lost the Siri Remote, or are just looking for a different way to interact with your Apple TV during setup, there is another option to select from.

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You can easily set up your Apple TV with just a Bluetooth keyboard. Here are some of our best picks for wireless mice and keyboards for all budgets.

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While setting up a new Apple TV for the first time, or after doing a factory reset, wait until the first screen appears on the screen to begin.

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When that screen appears, place a Bluetooth keyboard near the Apple TV and place it in pairing mode. In some cases, a code will then appear on the Apple TV screen that you can enter on the keyboard. That completes the pairing process.

A keyboard symbol will flash on the screen to confirm that the keyboard is ready for use. Use the arrow keys to move around the screen and the Enter button to select. After selecting a language and...
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