Apple TV software update adds Bluetooth keyboard support

A new Apple TV software update adds a few features, including support for Bluetooth keyboards and a way to see what's playing next.

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Along with iOS 6.1 this morning, Apple also put out a minor update to its Apple TV system software that lets users control the device with a Bluetooth keyboard.

That feature -- which requires a second- or third-generation Apple TV -- was outed inside a beta developer last year, and came as part of today's update. It joins Apple's existing remote-control options, from the pack-in remote to its standalone iOS software application.

Other additions in today's update include an "up next" feature that lets you see what song will follow when listening to music, as well as an option to play music that's been purchased from iTunes.

As usual, the update can be found in the Apple TV's settings menu.

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Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.

 

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