If you’ve ever tried to navigate the Apple TV’s interface using your finger, you’ve probably noticed the touchscreen’s edges were slightly different than the buttons.
Now that the iPad Air 2 has launched and the Apple Watch is also here, it’s clear that the touchscreen on the Apple television’s controller is far more flexible than what you might expect.
Apple says the touchscreen should be as accurate as the buttons, but as always, the best bet is to try it out and see what works best for you.
Here’s how to set up a touchscreen for your Apple television, and what to look out for when it works: Settings – This is where you’ll find your options for adjusting the touchscreen, including whether the touchpad is on the left or right side of the screen.
You’ll also find your home button, which will change the position of the touch pad.
You can also toggle the touch sensitivity on or off, which makes it easier to interact with the device.
If you have a touchscreen that works with a different keyboard, like the Asus Transformer Book T, you’ll have to turn it off entirely.
Apple also suggests you turn on the touch sensitive pad at the bottom of the display, which is also where you can enable your own custom buttons.
To disable the touchsensitive pad, hold down the Home button for about two seconds and the Home key.
You should now see a menu on the bottom-right of the Home screen.
To turn off the touch responsive pad, simply hold down both Home keys simultaneously for two seconds.
To set a custom button on your touchscreen, go to Settings > Button and click on the button you want.
Then click on Set Custom Button and confirm your selections.
When it’s done, the device should respond to the custom button.