I just bought an M8 android TV Box here and as you can see, it has a remote QWERTY keyboard that i can't get to function properly...

I can use the touchpad (mouse) on it, but the keys in the keyboard just do nothing...

I've been messing with the input and language settings but nothing seems to work...

I dont think it might be a driver issue because the mouse pointer works...

What else can i do to diagnose the problem?

The box runs android 4.4.2

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3 Answers 3


What input method is chosen? If you have chosen Google voice typing then the keyboard won't work.

Try choosing Google keyboard. If that is not working, try downloading a third party keyboard app from play store and choosing it.

For a bluetooth keyboard to work, you have to pair the device with your tv box first

  • I have not chosen voice typing. Haven't found a third party app that works, do you have one you recommend? I have tried everything that i could remember of... Jan 5, 2015 at 15:11
  • Did you try any third party app?
    – One Face
    Jan 5, 2015 at 15:12
  • I tried many, can't remember the names though and I'm not close to the box, sorry :/ I can get back when I can have access to the box Jan 5, 2015 at 15:24
  • @AnteroDuarte is that a mini keyboard with a USB dongle?
    – One Face
    Jan 5, 2015 at 15:28
  • Yes, but a wired keyboard won't work also. Neither a bluetooth keyboard without an adapter (using the box's built in bluetooth) Jan 5, 2015 at 15:32

hi just had same problem first keypad coming up in japanese went into settings language & input there was a check box next to japanese which was ticked then of course i looked around checked some boxes and hey presto when i went back into apps the keypad not functioning

So back to settings under keyboard & input methods there is a line Default click on this and make sure Harware is OFF because I like an idiot had turned it on and it is only for Physical keyboard silly me hopefully your keyboard will be back

  • also there is option for android english (us) or (uk) other options includ remote and English - chose English because the Android English (UK) option the keyboard is huge ..... unless this is preferable ....thank you to admins for this easy post as guest feature .. fantastic - hope my answer helps some folk out there cos i was stumped for a while
    – art
    Jun 13, 2016 at 19:39
  • The device in the question does have a physical keyboard. The question is about that, not a keyboard app.
    – Dan Hulme
    Jun 16, 2016 at 11:45

plug the USB for the remote directly into the M8 android TV Box.


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