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The new and improved Apple Siri Remote works with your old Apple TV

Apple Siri Remote App Store Screenshot
Apple Siri Remote App Store Screenshot (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple just announced a new Apple TV remote, priced at $59.
  • The new Siri Remote can be ordered April 30.

Apple TV 4K just got a refresh but the big news is the arrival of a new Siri Remote and, yes, it'll work just fine with your old Apple TV.

That means you won't need to buy a whole new Apple TV 4K just to be able to get your hands on a remote that works!

The Siri Remote (2nd generation) brings precise control to your Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.¹ Its all-new touch-enabled clickpad lets you click titles, swipe through playlists, and use a circular gesture on the outer ring to find just the scene you're looking for. And with Siri, you can find what you want to watch using just your voice.

The newly refreshed Apple Siri Remote will sell for $59 (opens in new tab) when it goes on sale on April 30. You'll need to wait until the second half of May before you can get your hands on it, unfortunately.

But hey, if you consider the price of the Lightning Cable you'll get in the box, this remote suddenly doesn't seem so expensive at $59.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

1 Comment
  • I know it's fashionable to hate the existing Apple TV Remote, and I hate to be the one that is always walking the other direction from the crowd, but....I like the Apple TV Remote. I do think I first found it off-putting, but at some point I came to like it a lot. It works just fine for me, unlike the Magic Keyboard, and the Magic Mouse.