Apple has introduced a new feature for existing Apple TV second and third generation hardware in its latest beta software for those devices, according to 9t05Mac. Specifically, the beta for Apple TV being tested by registered developers right now adds Bluetooth support to Apple’s set top streamer, making it possible to pair keyboards to the device for much easier text entry and streamlined navigation. But it could open the doors for much more to follow, and gamers could be a group that especially benefits from the changes. The addition of Bluetooth support is noteworthy because it doesn’t require any changes to hardware; this is apparently just the activation of a latent ability present in existing Apple TV units. Previously, Apple TVs could use either Apple remotes, universal IR devices, or paired iOS hardware with the Remote app installed for user input.
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