YOUVIEW KEYBOARD

Does anyone have or know of a keyboard that is compatible with the BT Youview box? Entering stuff to search on Amazon prime and Netflix is a right pain in backside. Anyone know if a wireless dongle would work for a wireless keyboard? There must be a way. Preferably wireless if not a keyboard plugged into the USB port. Anyone? Help!  

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  • joneshjonesh Posts: 1,303Member ✭✭✭
    Most USB keyboards should work @Shortbloke51.
    The help page on the use of USB keyboards with YouView boxes is here.
  • StephenStephen Posts: 686Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    As said above, any USB keyboard will work, including wireless ones with dedicated mini dongles (they just pretend to be wired).
    Bluetooth keyboards won't work though, even if you plug in a Bluetooth transceiver.

    But as you may have found, USB keyboard typing only works fully in the YouView main UI. When you launch a player app, they drop into "remote control emulation" mode so alpha keys don't go to the app - you can only type numbers, so you can't type directly into search fields, you have to use the virtual keyboards provided by the apps.

    YouView's search is global though (Backtick ` on a USB keyboard, press Home first if you're in an app), so you can use the top-level search to find things in Amazon Prime and Netflix and deeplink directly into the apps from there.
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