Support Samsung Keyboard on Smart TV Spotify App

The app on the Samsung Smart TV is great, but the Samsung Smart TV supports remote keyboard, remote iPad apps, Android apps, bluetooth keyboard etc,.  None of these will work with the Spotify app as it looks like you are using your own on screen keyboard instead of the Smart TV / Samsung API one.  This is really irritating as I can navigate and use all functions on my Smart TV with these apps/keyboard but then get into spotify and have to go back to trying to navigate with the on screen keyboard only.

 

 

Update: This idea has been reposted here.

 

Updated: 2015-11-17

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Comments
devertsson
Newbie

Yes, this is indeed a crippeling aspect of the Smart View-app.

illest_one
Newbie

Would love to see this feature in a future update.  The Spotify App was the sole reason I bought a K400 wireless keyboard/mouse combo for my TV... Now it turns out I can't use it and have to manually enter searches, which is a bit of a hassle using the remote.

RocketRider
Casual Listener

Would be a great improvement

noskill
Newbie

How about support for Samsung Smart TV keyboard VG-KBD1500?

It's possible to navigate in the menu but not input any characters while searching for songs.

 

Samsung TV UE46ES6535

Spotify version 1.009.

jerstort
Newbie

Please, make it possible using a remote keyboard on the Samsung app from Spotify. I am also using the bluetooth keyboard VG-KBD1500 from Samsung as well. It was ons of the reason why I bought myself a bluetooth keyboard whereas I am using Spotify a lot.

 

Thanks.

 

elogiu
Newbie

I couldn't agree more! Being able to use Spotify on my Smart TV is awesome, and one of the reasons that convinced me to buy a Smart TV, but the use of the app is still very limited without the ability to type in text easily for searches. It would go to a completely different level if a remote keyboard could be used with the app.

 

Thanks!

Tr1bun
Newbie

True words. Just got my K400 for the Samsung TV and was dissapointed to see that spotify doesn't support keyboards in any way. This would be a great improvement in usability.

Dividee
Casual Listener

Keyboard Support is Essential.

user-removed
Not applicable

Please fix this, there is no point in buying a Samsung keyboard for your Smart TV and having to use the remote to input text. It shouldn't be hard for you to fix!

AndersT
Casual Listener

Yes please for the love of god.. add this support... doing searches with remote control is a pain in the ass..  or are we suppose to finish all the playlists on the computer just to load the playlist on our Smart TV then you could just remove search from the app.. but better fixing support for keyboard 😉