Apple’s forthcoming iOS 5 contains code that, if activated, would allow users to connect a Bluetooth wireless keyboard to the second-generation Apple TV. The new Apple TV contains a combination Wi-Fi/Bluetooth chip, but the Bluetooth functionality is not enabled in its present state.
As noted by 9 to 5 Mac, the Apple TV iOS 5 beta contains Bluetooth activation strings such as:
-“Your Apple TV is paired with this %@”
-“The pairing attempt was unsuccessful. Make sure your device is in range of this Apple TV, turn on and ‘discoverable.’ When ready, click Continue to try again.”
The ability to pair a Bluetooth keyboard with the Apple TV would obviously make for significantly easier text entry, simplifying such tasks as initial setup with iTunes Store accounts and Wi-Fi network passwords as well as day-to-day content searching.
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iOS 5 to Unlock Bluetooth Capabilities of Apple TV? – Mac Rumors.