Support - Use a keyboard as a remote


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Use a keyboard as a remote
Helping our users with limited mobility to navigate the YouView interface. Here’s everything you need to know about using a keyboard as a remote:
  1. What keyboards can I use?
    You can use a standard multimedia USB keyboard. Just plug it into the USB port on your box.

    You can also use accessibility keyboards like the Clevy or Jumbo.
  2. How do I use it?
    We’ve mapped certain buttons from the remote control to the keyboard:
    • The standard alphabet keys can be used for text entry
    • The 1 key also cycles through punctuation
    • The i key or Insert key can be used to bring up programme information (unless the focus is on a text field)
    • The number key mimics the remote control’s multi-tap number buttons
    • The keyboard can be used in conjunction with the remote control, or as a substitute
    • Content provider apps are supported. However in most instances, the number pad will need to be used to enter text and numbers
  3. Download keyboard overlays
    Download and print off one of our overlays to use with your keyboard:



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