What you need to know
- Apple has released a new firmware update for the Siri Remote.
- It's unclear exactly what the new update is for.
The new Siri Remote has just turned a channel to a new firmware update.
As reported by MacRumors, Apple has released firmware version 9M6772 for the new Siri Remote. The remote, which Apple released alongside the new Apple TV 4K, is made to work with both the Apple TV 4K and the Apple TV HD.
While it is always nice to see a new firmware update come to an Apple product, the company does not traditionally say what comes in the update. So, it's currently unclear exactly what the new firmware update is for, besides the usual "bug fixes and performance improvements."
The Siri Remote, like AirPods, does not have a way to manually initiate a firmware update for the Siri Remote. The update usually happens overnight while the Apple TV is asleep. So, most likely, you won't even realize your remote has been updated and running on the latest version.
If you did want to attempt to get the update manually, the best thing you could do is let your Apple TV go to sleep and don't touch your Siri Remote for a while.
The new Siri Remote fixes a lot of the issues that people had with the old remote, including the multitouch display and lack of buttons.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
I hate the new siri remote. It is incredibly unreliable I have to click the ring multiple time every time to get it to register a 30 second skip I never had that problem with the old remote.
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