Best remotes for Apple TV in 2024

All Apple TVs come with the Siri Remote, and while it's a great option, some people just don't like using it. Others may want a remote with more options and buttons or have specific preferences related to their interests, like gaming. 

Luckily for you, there are other options if you feel like you want a better experience from your remote. Whether you hate the Siri Remote, lost your old one, or are just scouting out the market, these are the best Apple TV remotes you can buy.

Our guide is split into categories to make it easier for you to make a decision based on your needs, starting with the best overall, which is perhaps unsurprisingly Apple's own Siri remote, now in its third iteration and better than ever. 

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Note that the new Apple TV 4K comes with a USB-C remote. It features a dedicated Siri button – just like iPhone. Siri can accommodate voice recognition for up to six family members to let Apple TV 4K know who’s talking and reply with recommendations personalized just for them based off what they’ve watched.

Need to check the news, sports, weather, or anything else that can’t wait — the new Siri remote has you covered there as well, with the simple click of a button. You can also keep track of all your connected smart home accessories in the Control Center, so you never miss a beat while you’re catching up on your favorite movies and shows.

If you like using the original Apple Siri remote, then, by all means, stick with it. Or if you need to replace it, both of the updated Siri Remotes are easy to navigate and work with Siri voice control. These are the best Apple TV remotes for most people.

If you want something great for gaming, try the SteelSeries Nimbus +. It's an excellent controller that allows you to quickly tap and flawlessly connect to all of your best Apple devices, including your Apple TV. It comes with free four months of Apple Arcade too, if you have yet to try out the service.

Looking to upgrade your Apple TV? Check out these amazing Apple TV deals and where to find them. 

Nicolette Roux

Nicolette is a freelance writer for iMore. She's been hooked on Apple products since she got the very first iPhone in 2007 and made the switch from PC to Mac in 2008 after inadvertently dousing her laptop with a hefty dose of water. A dedicated creative, Nicolette has had the pleasure of working with some of the top websites, studios, and brands in the industry throughout her career, and enjoys writing about all things: Apple, health, fitness, audio, and home. With over a decade of high-level experience as a health and fitness professional, Nicolette specializes in tech pertaining to the field. If she’s not working, you can find her sipping a glass of wine, enjoying a concert, or hanging with her family.