Let’s talk about the new and improved Siri Remote
- The new Siri remote is available for purchase separately for $59.99 and is backwards compatible with the previous Apple TV and Apple TV 4K.
- The new iteration features long awaited improvements regarding the sensitivity and durability of the remote.
- For previous Apple TV owners, upgrading their remote is a no brainer.
Out of all of the announcements at Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event in April (AirTags, the new M1 iMacs, and the iPad Pro) one of the most underrated was the announcement of an updated Apple TV 4K with an improved Siri Remote.
The Apple TV has been notoriously known for it’s terrible glass top trackpad remote which users have complained about for years. The biggest problem that plagued the previous iteration of the remote was the trackpad's oversensitivity which made it extremely difficult to navigate the Apple TV’s UI.
Other complaints about the remote included the fact that the remote’s thinness would lead it to often getting lost in the couch and that the glass on the front of the remote would crack after being dropped on hard surfaces.
At long last, Apple has heard and addressed these complaints. The remote is now thicker and is primarily made out of stainless steel. The decision to make the remote thicker and out of stainless steel makes for a much more durable and easier to find remote. The best improvement to the newest iteration of the remote has to be the inclusion of a tactile clickpad which makes it easier than ever to navigate TVos.The remote still has a touchpad which allows for instances where it’s use might be more beneficial than the clickpad. For those individuals who are currently frustrated with their Apple TV remote, there is no reason not to upgrade. The 2nd gen Siri Remote is available for purchase separately for 60$ and is backwards compatible with the previous iteration of the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K.
Let us know your thoughts on the latest version of the Siri Remote and how your experience has been if you’ve upgraded.
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